Last year, Barack Obama stunned the nation when he freed five deadly terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for known-deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
Now, new reports have revealed that Obama is planning to aid Muslim terrorists once again by freeing ten terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, possibly as soon as this month.
You’re likely to see some progress in June,” an unnamed senior defense official commented, according to Breitbart. “I just talked to the National Security Council and State [Department], so we can say maybe up to 10 — no specific timeframe, but in the near future. And then we’re actively engaged with a number of countries in additional negotiations regarding the 57 that are eligible. But sometime this summer, maybe June, up to 10.”
As part of an Interagency review, the Pentagon has cleared 57 of the facility’s 122 prisoners for transfer to detention centers in other countries. Obama sped up these transfers in anticipation for the Republican takeover of congress late last year. His goal was to empty out Guantanamo before the GOP could block his efforts, but he did not quite succeed: there have been no transfers since January.
Now, Obama is racing to free as many prisoners as he can, regardless of how dangerous they are, so that he can close Guantanamo forever.
“I think it’s fair to say he’s fully engaged in all things Guantanamo — transfers, dealing with the Senate and the House and the Hill, talking with the White House on a regular basis,” said Secretary Defense Carter.
“He has also said that he wants to take a holistic approach,” added the official. “So he wants to focus on the 57 who are cleared for transfer, but he wants to see what we’re doing with the rest of those. So he’s thinking about all 122, not just the 57.”
On Wednesday, the Senate began debating the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has become the battleground for the fight on whether to keep Guantanamo Bay open or to close it.
“Both existing versions of House and Senate NDAA would extend current restrictions on transferring prisoners to the United States, and restore stricter provisions stripped out in past years,” reported Defense One. “In some cases, they would also add new obstacles, essentially blocking many of the third-party transfers. The House version would withhold 25 percent of Carter’s budget as punishment for what House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) characterized as foot-dragging on providing documents related to the detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl.”
The White House has already threatened to veto any bill that would place restrictions on the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
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