Another example of how we're going to be cleaning up Obama's mess for a very long time. Obama insisted on freeing as many terrorists as he could from Gitmo. And the next step was inevitable.
The Pentagon said Monday that the military killed a former Guantanamo Bay detainee in a Yemen strike on March 2 targeting Al-Qaeda’s most dangerous faction.
The strike, part of a renewed U.S. drive to target Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, killed Yasir al Silmi, who was held at the U.S. detention center in Cuba for seven years between 2002 and 2009 and then repatriated to Yemen.
According to memos released from the detention center in 2008, the Department of Defense warned that Tahar would “engage in extremist activities upon release. He has threatened personnel and continues to support jihad.” The Associated Press reported that Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, the commander at Guantanamo in that year, had raised Tahar’s risk level from “medium” to “high.”
Authorities nonetheless released him and allowed him to return to his homeland in 2009.
Thanks, Obama. Also thanks to Pardiss Kebriaei of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Now he's no longer a threat.
As hundreds of Al Qaeda militants in Yemen are said to be planning terror attacks against the West, a U.S. lawmaker has called on the Obama administration to halt immediately the release of Guantanamo detainees to the Middle Eastern country.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., wrote to President Obama Tuesday requesting that the administration not send any more Guantanamo detainees back to Yemen or any other unstable country. Wolf, who has penned four similar letters since Oct. 1, said he also would ask that threat assessments be made public for each detainee who is cleared for release.
"I'm troubled by every [detainee] that I've read about," Wolf told FoxNews.com. "I personally would have sent none of them back to Yemen. These guys are some of the most dangerous; they've been involved in activities with direct threats to the United States....
"Don't send them back to Yemen, particularly based on what happened on Christmas," he said. "It's dangerous to the country."
Just five days earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the transfer of 12 Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region. The six detainees released to Yemen were identified as: Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mari, Farouq Ali Ahmed, Ayman Saeed Abdullah Batarfi, Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher, Fayad Yahya Ahmed al Rami, and Riyad Atiq Ali Abdu al Haf.
Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher is now an ex-threat. Thanks, Trump.
Here was the press release from Obama's DOJ doing its usual treasonous thing.
As directed by the President’s Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of each of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including potential threat, mitigation measures and the likelihood of success in habeas litigation, the detainees were approved for transfer.
Don't worry. They were comprehensively vetted.