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Former Gitmo detainees help al-Qaida grow in Yemen

January 2nd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Former Gitmo detainees help al-Qaida grow in Yemen

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - As a prisoner at Guantanamo, Said Ali al-Shihri said he wanted freedom so he could go home to Saudi Arabia and work at his family’s furniture store.

Instead, al-Shihri, who was released in 2007 under the Bush administration, is now deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a group that has claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day attempted bomb attack on a Detroit-bound airliner.

His potential involvement in the terrorist plot has raised new opposition to releasing Guantanamo Bay inmates, complicating President Barack Obama’s pledge to close the military prison in Cuba. It also highlights the challenge of identifying the hard-core militants as the administration decides what to do with the remaining 198 prisoners.

Like other former Guantanamo detainees who have rejoined al-Qaida in Yemen, al-Shihri, 36, won his release despite jihadist credentials such as, in his case, urban warfare training in Afghanistan.

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He was released during the administration of George W. Bush. How about that? And do you suppose that Obama will learn ANY lesson from the mistakes of his immediate predecessor?

He later goaded the United States, saying Guantanamo only strengthened his anti-American convictions.

“By God, our imprisonment has only increased our persistence and adherence to our principles,” he said in a speech when al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula formed in Yemen in January 2009. It was included in a propaganda film for the group.

As I have said before, on numerous occasions, we can’t make these radical Muslims hate us any MORE. We might as well make the most of it, make war on them and kill as many as we can so they don’t kill us. And killing US is their express intent.

Their convictions? Their beliefs? Very easy to explain actually, Kill the Infidels, Surah 9:5.

That is from their bible, the Quran. Now I don’t about you, but if someone is threatening to KILL me and my family, I am going to do anything and everything in my power to stop that from happening.

George W. Bush was just as big a PC idiot as Barack Hussein Obama. Only a fool would release these animals and give them a chance to attack us once more. Only a bigger fool would think of bringing them into the USA and placing them on trial here. That move could very well be done to afford these terrorists and jihadists the rights enjoyed by American citizens, thus affording them and easiest time at trial. I would not be the least bit surprised if that was not the true desire OD Barack Hussein Obama.

It seems that Obama and Company look upon our attackers as criminals and not as terrorists. I am of the opinion that Obama is making a terrible mistake in that.

Al-Shihri and another Saudi released from Guantanamo in 2006, Ibrahim Suleiman al-Rubaish, appear to have played significant roles in al-Qaida’s expanding offshoot in Yemen. While the extent of any involvement in the airliner plot is unclear, al-Rubaish, 30, is a theological adviser to the group and his writings and sermons are prominent in the group’s literature.

Islamic warriors with an even more intense hatred for us? And these are the guys that Obama is worried that we might *offend*?

Even if we sat back and did nothing, even if we brought every troop home and minded nothing but our business within the continental USA, if another American never set foot in a Muslim land, the people of Islam would still hate us and still seek to kill us. It’s what they do.

There’s something else to think about when you consider releasing, or, repatriating these guys. There home nations don’t necessarily look upon them as criminals. That’s exactly why some that have been returned have shown back up in leaderships positions or on the field of battle as Muslim warriors.

I know you remember the USS Cole and it’s attack in Yemen. Do you remember what happened to the conspirators that weren’t killed in the attack? 10 Suspects in USS Cole Blast Escape From Yemeni Prison.

There you go, that’s all the proof that I need. America needs to prosecute our enemies as terrorists and not as professional soldiers. America needs to prosecute and either imprison or execute these terrorists.

It’s a pretty safe bet that their home nations won’t do anything.

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11 Responses to “Former Gitmo detainees help al-Qaida grow in Yemen”

  1. comment number 1 by: Twitted by TXgrassroots

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  2. comment number 2 by: Silver Fox

    I fail to understand why anyone would think that releasing captured terrorist is a good idea. They jihadist think they are winning this struggle and they may be correct in that assumption. So why would they ever give up the fight. Bush and Obama have made serious mistakes in release these guys from Gitmo. If anything the detention at Gitmo has hardened these men and given them a new and deeper hate for America-they have now become “super terrorist” and they now can tell their new recruits about how they fooled the dumb Americans into releasing them, a great asset for them in the Muslim world.

    Giving these captured terrorist access to the American judicial is absolute insanity and will in the end cost more American lives. Arresting these killers and reading them their rights and allowing them to lawyer up will in the end deny us valuable intelligence that will again cost us dearly. These people are the enemy we are at war with and not the two bit gangster that sticks up the local 7-11 store. We must not worry about what the fools in Sweden think about our justice system, for if their model was followed in WWII we would all be speaking German now. America is the leader of the free world and it should be America that sets the tone, sets the trend and others should follow or be left behind and face whatever consequences come their way.

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    Maybe we can only hope that these bleeding heart shitwads could get a taste of this jihadism and get their asses whacked to bring them around to some serious thought about exterminating this vermin. WHY, are we still letting them emigrate into this country and giving them welfare to boot?
    They are now saying that the first thing Al Quaida teaches them is, how to use our own laws against us. What’s so g’dmd hard to understand about, that, their main mission is to kill Americans?
    Baghdad Butch and his other bleeding hearts are surrounded by secret service protection while the ordinary citizen is on his own to protect him and his family, and they’er dammed dertermined to take that away.(over my dead ass too)
    I think the BH PC Elitist’s crowd needs a good come uppance
    to jar them off their stupidass thinking and back to reality.

  4. comment number 4 by: extex_cop

    I agree….we need to hold them captive until all their buddies are dead and this war is over.

    If anyone is dumb enough to think they will stop killing us if we convert to Islam is FOOL. If that were true, then why are they killing the other Islamic people ( Sunnis vs. Shiites ) ? They are more racist than we will ever be….that would be like the Smiths killing the Jones because they think different than them. In fact it seems they will even kill their own kind if they live in another area ( Shiites in Iran & Iraq for example ).

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    extex_cop, Exactly correct… These moonbat Muslims are killing each other over religious ideology, any minor difference in the beliefs of the various sects of Islam…

    That would be akin to Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians going at it with AK-47′s over their differences. The point being, NO sane and TRUE religion would do such a thing…

  6. comment number 6 by: Patrick Sperry

    And I got slammed by a lot of people when I called G.W. Bush out on that act of stupidity..?

    Solution? No prisoners. Take them, waterboard them, confirm their responses under battery interrogation ala the South American commies methodology.

    Then toss them out of a plane at angels twenty over a shark infested ocean…

  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    Patrick, don’t forget in 1988 the USS Vincennes celebrated July 4th by shooting down a planeload of future Iranian terrorists over the Strait of Hormuz. A plane whose IFF transponder was transmitting the code of an F-14; planes that Iran has.

    Iran Air Flight 655

    All this stupid PC and ROE crap started under Bush. Insurgents were firing upon our troops from Mosques and they weren’t allowed to return fire. The US had no problems leveling a Monastery in Italy during WWII because Germans were holed up in it but when it comes to Islam, we can’t even throw a rock at a Mosque.

  8. comment number 8 by: Always On Watch

    He was released during the administration of George W. Bush. How about that? And do you suppose that Obama will learn ANY lesson from the mistakes of his immediate predecessor?

    The one time that BHO could accurately blame GWB, he doesn’t?

    George W. Bush was just as big a PC idiot as Barack Hussein Obama.

    Agreed. But I see one difference: GWB foolishly believes that all people are basically good, particularly religious people. BHO is an Islamophile and a promoter of (if not actually a participant in) the ummah.

    Even if we sat back and did nothing, even if we brought every troop home and minded nothing but our business within the continental USA, if another American never set foot in a Muslim land, the people of Islam would still hate us and still seek to kill us. It’s what they do.

    Hear, hear! How few Western leaders have a clue about this FACT!

  9. comment number 9 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    Bush releasd these men into a jihad rehabiliation progrem where they were given crayons so they could draw. If that isn’t one of the most liberal and stupid ideas ever imagined, I don’t know what is. Bush wanted to fight a poltically correct war because he was a “compassionate conservative” and because of that we are still over there. And now Obama is going to take this PC bullshit to the next level and give these people the same rights as Americans. We have already lost the war.

  10. comment number 10 by: ng4779

    We are making a huge mistake by allowing these people out of a country club jail. Gitmo has more perks than I could ever afford to pay for.

    It’s time for PC to go the way of the flushing toilet. We should never have allowed politics to intercede on behalf of civility. Civilization is about civil behavior toward one another not political expediency.

  11. comment number 11 by: TXSonOfLiberty

    We need to keep them ALL in Gitmo until the “WAR ON TERROR” is over! We can bring that about much sooner with a CIC that will change the ROE so that our military can kick the crap out of them, over there, and come home.

    We can change the CIC in 2012…..if this Country is still able to hold honest elections by then…..or hold elections at all!!!

    Or..we can release them ALL….send them to Yemen….then turn it into a sea of glass!!!

    Keep Your Powder Dry!!

    …..and….watch that front sight……take a deep breath, let half of it out…and press!!!