Normal American minds may have a hard time imagining how radical Obama’s second term will be when he is freed from re-election constraints, if recent behavior is any guide.
Closing Gitmo has long been a liberal hobby horse, but the idea ran into trouble when it was noticed there was no better place to store hundreds of captured battlefield jihadists: the NIMBY factor was strong against a local prison filled with Islam-inspired killers. Plan B is to “transfer” them to home countries where they can be quietly freed from the local hoosegow in a few weeks.
So the idea that the President will release one-third of the remaining prisoners — who are the worst of the worst because the lightweights have already been let go — to return to fighting for Allah is rather shocking. Particularly when Sufyan Ben Qumu, the leader of the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens, was a Gitmo release beneficiary.
Included on the list for release is one of bin Laden’s bodyguards, Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris, which gives an indication of who will be set free to kill again.
Below, showing weakness to Islam is not a good idea, because numerous Muslims work for a worldwide caliphate of sharia law under Allah, and they only respect strength, not foolish acts of “generosity.”
In addition, releasing so many Gitmo prisoners makes the freeing of the blind sheik abdel-Rahman from his life sentence for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center seem not so unlikely.
Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates, Breitbart.com, September 22, 2012
President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody.
The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration.
Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too “unsettled” at the time.
A release or transfer of 55 inmates means Obama is moving out one third of the prisoners at Guantanamo. And while it doesn’t represent a shutdown of the facility, it’s certainly indicative of a move toward that end.
Could it be that Obama is trying to set himself up to campaign as the man who is taking steps to finally close Gitmo, just as he recently reversed the Afghanistan surge in order to campaign as the man who’s winding down the war in the Afghanistan?
The ACLU has praised the releases as “a partial victory for transparency.”