Amid the painful chaos surrounding killings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Dallas, President Barack Obama has released three more "high" risk detainees from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
These most recent “transfers” were, Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman, who was sent to Italy, and the two others, Abdul Rahman Ahmed and Omar Hamzayavich Abdulayev were sent to Serbia, according to the New York Times.
All three men were deemed too dangerous to be released by a six agency review panel in 2009. Obama’s parole board however, decided differently. There are now 27 other detainees, among the remaining 76, who are approved for release or transfer.
President Barack Obama makes a statement about his plan to close the detention camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and relocate the terrorism suspects there to the United States with Vice President Joe Biden (L) in the Roosevelt Room at the White House February 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
These men, according to their Department of Defense dockets (click links on each name above to view) posses advanced Al Qaeda fighter training, are bomb making experts, forgers, trained suicide jihadi's, poison experts, and have sworn allegiance to Osama Bin Laden and the cause of "The Base."
Congress has proposed legislation threatening to shut the whole detainee release merry-go-round down, but nothing has been approved. The recurring provision in the National Defense Authorization Act requires Congress to approve any transfers of detainees to the United States.
Translation: Neither group will act on an executive order to bring Gitmo detainees to U.S. soil.
This infuriates and humiliates Obama, who before he even took office vowed to close Gitmo. He signed an executive order to that effect as one of his first official acts as president, but was quickly rebuffed even by those in his own party.
The logic of keeping dangerous people securely away from innocent people is self-evident. So why then does Obama continue to release known "high" risk terrorists? What is there to gain by knowingly contributing to the strength and numbers of people who have sworn to murder anyone who doesn’t believe as they do?
At this point one can only reasonably conclude that the president is seeking revenge on those who will not allow him to perpetrate this madness.
This vengeful behavior is getting Americans and other innocent people killed. Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense's special envoy for Guantanamo Closure, admitted not long ago in a Congressional hearing that released Gitmo detainees had killed Americans.
What further evidence do we need that detainees released from Gitmo pose too great a risk to society? None. But there is plenty more.
Released Gitmo detainees include Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders who have slipped back into their old habits and who are actively opposing those not in agreement with the Islamic State and affiliate organizations.
Who will stop this insanity? When?
Although government statistics show that 30 percent of released Gitmo detainees are known or suspected to be recidivists, no one ever talks about the other 70 percent we DON’T know about. Where are they?
Until all Islamists are dead or no longer have the will or means to kill us we must defend ourselves.
Gitmo is a small price to pay for our freedom and security. The Global War on Terror is alive and well and living in Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando, Fort Hood, Iraq, Syria, Africa, Asia, Europe, and anywhere that “tolerant” people allow the festering evil of Islamist cowards.
Phillip B. Haney, former Department of Homeland Security agent has written a book, “See Something, Say Nothing,” about how the agency deceived and misled even its own employees over the true nature of CAIR and its relative organizations. Haney points out that the agency deliberately ignored the suspicious and illegal activities of those under investigation by its own agents for terrorist activities.
The fact that the Orlando shooter’s father was a vice president of an Islamist group directly promoting Shariah Law, which is illegal in the United States, is just one example of the calculated indifference the agency perpetrates in order to preserve the integrity of militant Islamic groups.
Combine these efforts with Obama’s insistence that he release as many Gitmo detainees as possible before he leaves office and you have the short fuse of unfettered terrorism lit and burning.
Congress must act, and not just give lip service to protecting Americans. If the President won’t do it, they must. If they won’t act then the voters need to express their feelings about it in November. No one who ignores the dangerous and reckless actions of the Chief Executive should be allowed to stay in office.
Montgomery Granger is a three-times mobilized U.S. Army major (Ret.) and author of "Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior." Amazon, Blog, Facebook, Twitter: @mjgranger1
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