• U.S. Transfers Nine Guantanamo Prisoners to Saudi Arabia

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rele...bia-1460838120

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. transferred nine Yemeni detainees from the U.S. prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Saturday.

    The move brings the prison’s population down to 80, including 26 cleared for transfer if security conditions can be met. U.S. officials have said they expect that all of the prisoners currently approved for transfer will be released by the end of the summer.

    Many of the prisoners remaining at the facility are Yemeni and are difficult to relocate because the U.S. must find third countries to accept them because of unrest in Yemen. Saturday’s transfer comes ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia in coming days and is the largest single movement of prisoners in 2016.

    “The United States is grateful to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “The United States coordinated with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure these transfers took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.”

    Saudi Arabia confirmed that the nine detainees arrived in the kingdom Saturday evening.

    Their transfer had been requested by exiled Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and was approved by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, according to a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency and attributed to a ministry of interior spokesman. Mr. Hadi is an ally of the Saudi monarchy.
    Saudi Arabia runs a rehabilitation program to help former jihadists re-enter society. It has only taken in one other Yemeni prisoner, in 2007, and has mostly repatriated its own citizens from the facility. The nine prisoners involved in the latest transfer had been in the Guantanamo detention center since 2002, and none had been charged with a crime.


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    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      http://www.voicesofliberty.com/artic...war-on-terror/

      Ron Paul: Guantanamo is Unconstitutional, Like the War on Terror

      February 24, 2016—Dr. Ron Paul discusses the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, and why the current debate ignited by President Barack Obama’s plan to finally close the facility misses the point.

      He begins his latest Liberty Report by admitting that Obama’s plan has been controversial from the get-go. He explains why:

      “It isn’t the plan so much that’s controversial, as the principle of whether we should have secret prisons, or whether we should have had Guantanamo, and that to me is the big issue. But I see this as a major problem because it’s so artificial.

      We have a so-called war going on. It’s an undeclared war but a lot of people say ‘we’re in a war! War against terrorism, it’s just like any other war. And we have to treat people and be very willing to sacrifice a little liberty when you’re at war.’ At the same time, it’s an undeclared war, so everybody gets mixed up on this.”
      More at link.
    1. pcosmar's Avatar
      pcosmar -
      Could have been done years ago..

      more smoke and mirrors.
    1. Ronin Truth's Avatar
      Ronin Truth -
      How much did the Saudis have to pay for that?
    1. luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
      luctor-et-emergo -
      Saudi Arabia runs a rehabilitation program to help former jihadists re-enter society.
      Anyone else find that ironic ?

      Saudi Arabia;

      Having an opinion - Years in jail and public whipping.
      Stealing - Hands get chopped off.
      Adultery - Stoned to death.
      Apostasy - Decapitated.

      TERRORISM - REHABILITATED.
    1. Danke's Avatar
      Danke -
      Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
      Anyone else find that ironic ?

      Saudi Arabia;

      Having an opinion - Years in jail and public whipping.
      Stealing - Hands get chopped off.
      Adultery - Stoned to death.
      Apostasy - Decapitated.

      TERRORISM - REHABILITATED.
      No, I think the Dutch should adopt these laws.
    1. Brian4Liberty's Avatar
      Brian4Liberty -
      Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
      Anyone else find that ironic ?

      Saudi Arabia;

      Having an opinion - Years in jail and public whipping.
      Stealing - Hands get chopped off.
      Adultery - Stoned to death.
      Apostasy - Decapitated.

      TERRORISM - REHABILITATED.
      They'll get medals and a reward in Saudi Arabia.
    1. Zippyjuan's Avatar
      Zippyjuan -
      Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
      Could have been done years ago..

      more smoke and mirrors.
      Congress would not allow it. They have been fighting any prisoners leaving Gitmo. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/0...ntanamo-114223


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