As President Obama enters his final months in office, he is working overtime to pass legislation he wants in place before his Presidency ends.
Among other disastrous plans implemented by the Obama administration is one that was a campaign promise of the President’s — closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
It has been previously reported that inmates released from Gitmo have returned to terrorist activities following their release, and a new report shows there’s still an increase in this disturbing trend.
And despite the dangers to the citizens of the U.S. and other nations, President Obama is not willing to give up the fight to have his wish fulfilled.
Judicial Watch has followed the developments in the most recent report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):
The ODNI reveals that at least two prisoners released from Gitmo by Obama and two others released by Bush have returned to “terrorist activities” during the first half of this year alone. “Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some detainees currently at GTMO will seek to reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities after they are transferred,” according to the ODNI.
Various government agencies have been documenting this for years… The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, which gathers foreign military intelligence, disclosed that the number of Gitmo prisoners that returned to “the fight” since their release from custody nearly doubled in a short time from 37 to 61.
A perfect example is an Al Qaeda operative who was put on a global terrorist list a few years after the U.S. released him from Gitmo. The Saudi national, Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, was repatriated back home under a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reformed Guantanamo Bay jihadists but instead has served as a training camp for future terrorists. In fact, in 2008 counterterrorism officials confirmed that many of the terrorists who return to “the fight” after being released from U.S. custody actually graduated from the laughable Saudi rehab program, which started under Bush and continued under Obama.
At least one member of Congress sees the danger in Obama’s plan, and is urging her colleagues to take action.
HR 5351, introduced by Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN), suspends detainee transfers from the center at Guantanamo Bay until the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is signed into law — or until President Obama’s final term ends — in the hopes things will change once he leaves office.
Rep. Walorski stated to Congress that,
“After the latest report that two more former Guantanamo Bay detainees have returned to the fight, it is more critical than ever that we put the safety and security of the American people first. The administration has made clear it intends to transfer as many terrorist detainees as possible from Gitmo before the president leaves office in order to fulfill a misguided campaign promise. This is reckless, and it puts American lives at risk.”
As Americans become increasingly aware of the dangers of Obama’s open-borders policies, the lack of immigration regulation, and the Syrian refugee project, common sense dictates something must be done to staunch the flow of terrorist activity rising in every nation on the globe.
But it appears that President Obama – and his open-borders globalist ally Hillary Clinton – maintain a flagrant disregard for the safety of the American people.
The House passed Rep. Walorski’s measure last week by a 244-174 vote, but it’s highly unlikely to get through the Senate. Even if it does, President Obama has said he will veto the legislation as he has already made his intentions known – building his “legacy” – regardless of whether or not it’s in the best interests of the country.
It appears that closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and transferring its inmates to parts unknown where they can continue their terrorist activities, is part of Obama’s “Presidential Bucket List”.
It remains to be seen whether he will get his way — or whether the legislation to stop him will be successful.