Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Next Hotbed

TimesOnline is reporting that at least a dozen freed detainees from GITMO have made their way to al-Qaeda in Yemen.
The US Government issued figures in May showing that 74 of the 530 detainees in Guantánamo were suspected or known to have returned to terrorist activity since their release. They included the commander of the Taleban in Helmand province, Mullah Zakir, whom the British Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir Jock Stirrup, called “a key and seemingly effective tactical leader”. Among others who returned to terrorism was Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti who killed six Iraqis in Mosul in 2008.

The number believed to have “returned to the fight” in the May 2009 estimate was double that of a US estimate from June 2008. US officials acknowledged that more detainees were known to have reoffended since, but the number has been classified.
GITMO is where they need to be. Plain and simple.


Deoduce said...

gee, who saw this coming

Leslie said...

People's level of stupidity amazes me

Christopher Lee said...

"gee, who saw this coming"

Ooh-ooh-ooooh! I know the answer. Call on me, call on me!

Silke said...

Chris said: GITMO is where they need to be. Plain and simple.

It doesn’t matter where you detain them. If there is evidence to keep them imprisoned then we should process them according to our laws. We can’t just keep someone indefinitely because we’re afraid of what they might do in the future.