Obama to Release 55 Gitmo Inmates

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Good news Jihadists, your Caliph-in-Chief has some reinforcements for you.

President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody. The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration.

Yemen is on the verge of falling to Al-Qaeda, so this sounds like a stellar plan. US embassies and consulates in Yemen may want to look into some upgraded protection and windows that can stand up to direct hits from RPG’s wielded by the newly released Gitmo buddies.

Among those on tab to be released is Omar Hamzayavich Abdulayev, who is a rather interesting case because he is recorded as having cooperated fully and refused to be released.

Then there’s Ahmed Bin Saleh Bel Bacha, a veteran of Tora Bora, and listed as a medium security risk to the United States. Nothing to worry about, I’m sure.

It’s not like we’ve had an upsurge in Islamist terror and like the release will look like a pathetic attempt at appeasement. In Obamaland, they  call that, “Smart Power.”

  • FPF

    He will probably need to jail 55 US ambassadors in order to protect them from meeting the fate of Christopher Stevens and the other two Americans. Or maybe he won't? So Clinton's encouragement of "we need more people like Christopher" can become reality?

  • John_Kelly

    Ahhhh if only we had a few good men in Congress who had the guts to hold Obama accountable for his actions.

    Here's a tip for you elected officials. It's the U.S. Code definition of TREASON and the appropriate penalty.

    U.S.Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 115, § 2381

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      I don't disagree with you, but look what happened to Barbara Boxer and those who spoke on such a blatant problem that would be easy to remedy…Huma is the tip of the iceberg but the perfect place to start the hunt.

  • william111

    I would release them all :IN BODY BAGS