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Obama’s Yemen Problem

This week, President Obama announced his intention to lift the ban on the transfer of prisoners from GITMO to Yemen.

President Obama will announce Thursday that the White House plans to lift the ban on sending detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen, Fox News confirms, a move that could effectively resume efforts to close down the prison.

That effort, however, has been stymied because many countries don’t want the detainees or are unwilling or unable to guarantee that once transferred, detainees who may continue to be a threat will not be released.

There are currently about 166 prisoners at Guantanamo, and 86 have been approved for transfer as long as security restrictions are met.

This week, the Pentagon asked Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo prison. More than 100 of the prisoners have launched a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention, and the military earlier this month was force-feeding 30 of them to keep them from starving to death. Source: FOX news

The Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Leopold notes that the Obama administration intends to start with 30 non-Yemeni detainees. Hagel will have to approve any orders for release, but there’s a reason Obama fought for him as the nominee and I’ve got a feeling this was part of the bigger picture. The Atlantic has some more background on this and hilariously links to ProPublica as a source.

I’ve written before about the problems with Obama’s intention to release various terrorists of Yemeni origin from GITMO. Yemen has been a hotbed of activity lately, despite this administrations best efforts to prop up the government and its military with weapons and drones.

Last Fall, Breitbart pointed out that one of the attackers in Benghazi was believed to be a former GITMO detainee:

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.

Embedded in that snippet is the list of detainees being considered. Here at LL1885, we looked into some of their dossiers to see the threat assessment on them. From what we viewed, few of them seemingly have a threat assessment worthy of release; most had medium to high risk assessments.

For example, the last one on the release list is Belckacem Bensayah ISN 10001 with a threat assessment of HIGH risk to the US and its allies as well as being a HIGH intelligence value detainee; he has an extensive list of terrorist activities and known associations to Al Qaeda (begins on page 5): Continue reading

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The Morning Links (10/24/12)

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Site of the Day: National Review Online
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This admin has more holes than Swiss cheese: Ex-CIA agent to plead guilty to leaking classified secrets to reporter
Michelle Malkin Reminds us: Who is White House visitor Hisham al Talib?; plus: 2 must-watch Benghazi videos
Benghazi-gate: Benghazi Suspect Held in Tunisia
Not letting go of it, thank God: Family of SEAL slain in Libya wants answers from WH
Crony Capitalism 101 – Nepotism reimagined: IT’S MAGIC! Joe Biden’s Brother Wins $100 Million Federal Contract to Build Homes In Iraq More: The Ties that Biden
And the tax payers lose: Solyndra wins approval to exit bankruptcy protection
Four years later we get a booklet?: Obama Lays Out Second-Term Agenda With 20-Page Booklet Hey, you know who else gave out booklets?
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Rebels battle Assad’s forces for gateway to north Syria
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The Morning Links (10/18/12)

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Yemen Again. (Updates)

I’m not the only one watching what is happening with the GITMO detainees and the Yemen/ Al Qaeda connection between them. I said before, these activities by the Obama administration look like some kind ‘going out of business sale’ that is handing bargains to Islamist nations right and left — in particular Yemen.

Via Creeping Sharia:

via BBC News – US man suspected of links to al-Qaeda arrested in Yemen. h/t Jihad Watch

A US citizen suspected of having links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in Yemen, officials have told the BBC.

The man was detained in Ataq, in the province of Shabwa, the scene of an ongoing conflict between Islamist militants and Yemen’s armed forces.

He was then transferred by military plane to the capital, Sanaa, where he was being investigated by the security services, the officials said.

The arrest took place on Monday. No details were given about his identity.

The man was wearing Arab clothes when he was arrested in the Sharqa Hotel in Ataq, according to a report on the privately-owned Yemeni news website, Yemen Fox, which quoted a local official.

The suspect spoke English, said he was a Muslim, and had three passports – two US and one German – in his possession, another official was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

That’s the second mysterious U.S. citizen arrested or convicted on terrorism charges outside the U.S. in a week. Again, neither the media nor the White House can provide any information on who our fellow citizen terrorists are?

Meanwhile, Obama and Holder are releasing jihadis from Gitmo and importing non-U.S. Muslim terrorists to the U.S.

Related Reading:

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Obama Renews Waiver of Child Soldiers Act With Presidential Memorandum

Obama Admin Giving Drones To Yemen

First They Came For The Obscure YouTube Trailer Maker… Continue reading

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