Rezident Obama has changed his mind or, at least gives that impression, on the status of Club Gitmo several times. On the campaign trail he stated that he would close Club Gitmo within his first year. Then he said it could take until the end of his first term. Now we hear that he is going to issue an EO to close Club Gitmo within a year. The guy just doesn't get it or he is not as intelligent as he leads the silly folks to believe. Or, he is going to issue the EO knowing that it could quite possibly blow up in his face and then he can blame someone else for the failure. That is the typical SOP for an American Democrat.
I received via email the following message from Move America Forward:
Don’t Let Obama Close Gitmo and Endanger America
Draft Order Enables Terrorists and Insults Our Troop
My son, Marc Allen Lee, gave his life in Iraq to protect America and keep terrorists from further attacks on the homeland. Now that he’s been sworn in, the some of the first things President Obama has done were to halt the trials of terrorists being held at Gitmo and sign an Executive Order to close the prison.
This is a dangerous plan that makes the anti-military Code Pink crowd happy and maybe even some of our weak-kneed European allies, but it is at the cost of Americans’ safety and national security. Not to mention, it demoralizes our troops who are risking their lives capturing these murderous killers.
We have to rally Americans to oppose this move by President Obama. We have to change his mind or get Congress to step in and stop him. But we can’t do it without your financial help to get the word out through emails, letters and even radio and television ads. Please help now:
President Barack Obama today signs a foolish and ill-conceived Executive Order to close the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where we hold violent terrorists bent on destroying our entire civilization. As you may have seen in my emails from my visit to Gitmo a few weeks ago, these are truly the most despicable human beings on earth, including the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
Why President Obama is trying to appease our enemies is beyond me, but I can tell you it is the wrong choice and hazardous to our country. It is an insult to our military men and women, especially those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice like my son, to close down the prison because of liberals claim that our troops mistreat the prisoners.
These terrorists incarcerated at Gitmo provide vital intelligence that allows us to keep hunting down terrorists overseas and capture or kill them lest they bring their jihad to our shores again. But when detainees are released, they often return to the battlefield and kill US troops, our allies, and innocent civilians. It’s important that you contribute today so we can do everything possible to keep terrorists at Guantanamo Bay where they belong.
If President Obama gets his way and Gitmo is closed, what is going to happen to these terrorists? A US federal judge has already ruled that terrorists must be released in Washington DC! Fortunately, the appeals court has put a stop to the release until further hearings.
There’s no plan for the almost 250 detainees currently held at Guantanamo, and there’s no easy answer either practically or legally. The RIGHT answer is to KEEP GITMO OPEN, keep dangerous jihadists in a prison that’s safe and secure, and maintain the intelligence community’s access to information that can save the lives of troops in the field and prevent future plots against civilians.
As time goes on President Obama will confront many of the facts and realities that stand in the way of his foolish decision, but if we don’t fight hard and build a backlash fast, anti-military zealotry may be given more weight than sound judgment and even basic safety.
Intelligence Enables Our Troops to Kill Terrorists
The military is engaged in a war with Islamic extremists who use senseless and unscrupulous violence as their primary tools and hide in civilian populations in the most remote places on earth. But our troops are winning that war and frequently killing high-level operatives of major terror groups. Our troops’ ability to neutralize these monsters is what keeps us safe.
What President Obama doesn’t seem to understand is that we are able to target and kill these terrorist leaders BECAUSE our military and intelligence community is very good and getting information about their location, activities and contacts. Valuable information comes from those we are able to interrogate.
Yet instead of congratulating or rewarding our military and intelligence agencies for the amazing things they have achieved, Obama would to make their jobs even more difficult, putting you and me in danger of terrorist attack. Here is a list of just a few of the terrorist leaders that have been killed recently thanks to good information on where we can find them:
Rashid Rauf: Mastermind of the 2006 trans-Atlantic airline bomb plot. Architect of the liquid bomb plot. Killed by Predator drone in Alikhel, North Waziristan. We have this crackpot to thank for making bottled water a hot item at airport security.
Abu Zubair al-Masri: Egyptian al-Qaida operative. Killed by a Predator drone in Alikhel, North Waziristan.
Abdullah Azam al-Saudi: Main link between al-Qaida senior command and Taliban networks in the Pakistanti border regions. Killed by Predator drone in the Bannu district of Pakistan.
Hajii Hammadi: Senior al-Qaida in Iraq leader. The emir of Karmah in eastern Anbar Province, Iraq. Led al-Qaida in the ferocious second battle of Fallujah. Killed by Task Force 88 hunter-killer teams, which is our crack special ops unit.
Abu Qaswarah al-Skani: Al-Qaida in Iraq’s second in command. Killed during a raid in Mosul.
Abu Ghadiya: Al-Qaida’s senior facilitator and logistics coordinator for foreign fighters entering Iraq. Killed by a bold US daylight raid into Syria.
Abu Ghazwan: Senior commander in the regions north of Baghdad. Killed by Iraqi soldiers and U.S. trained Sons of Iraq.
These are all major objectives achieved in the war on terror. Unfortunately, you see little in the media about our successes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan, but it’s real and does not occur accidentally. It is possible because our military and intelligence agencies are very good at getting information – especially from enemy combatants such as those held a Guantanamo. We must keep tracking down and killing terrorists overseas before they can bring their fight to our shores.
Detainees Released from Gitmo Return to Terrorism
At least 61 people who were released from Guantanamo Bay have returned to terrorism. Here are the cases of three of them and the victims they would not have been able to attack if they were still locked up. What will they wreak if we let President Obama release more Gitmo inmates?
Abdulla Mehsud had spent 25 months at Gitmo until his release in March 2004. He returned to South Waziristan where he rebuilt and led a Taliban cadre estimated at 5,000 foot soldiers and conducted cross-border raids into Afghanistan attacking coalition forces. He killed himself with a grenade to avoid being re-captured.
Maulavi Abdul Ghaffar spent 8 months at Gitmo before being released in 2002. He returned to Afghanistan to become Taliban commander of Uruzgan and Helmand provinces. He attacked American troops until he was killed by Afghan troops in 2003.
Abdullah Salim Ali al Ajmi spent 3 years at Gitmo before his release in 2005. He went to Iraq just last year to become a suicide bomber and killed himself along with several innocent bystanders.
The Implications About Our Troops
Here is where this crazy plan ADDS INSULT TO INJURY. The argument for closing the facility is that some sort of misconduct has been perpetrated there. That has no basis in fact or reality, and it’s a tremendous insult to our heroic men and women and the superbly professional work they have done to keep us safe. We were there last month to bring gifts and cards to our troops. While there, we talked to them first hand and privately and got the real story.
These men and women of the military are stunning. They demonstrate sterling character, honor, duty, and respect even as they are bothered by how well we treat these lunatics who would be happy to kill every single American. For President Obama to take action that impugns the integrity of our troops in this way is simply outrageous and thoroughly objectionable. He is essentially saying that he believes the terrorists rather than our own troops. For the military’s Commander-in-Chief to do this is truly shameful.
Don’t let more terrorists who we have in our custody return to kill againsts; it's needless death and destruction to have terrorist returning to the battlefield. We must act now to stop President Obama from carrying out this radical plan.