With the Executive Order calling for the closure of the GITMO detainment facility we all asked “What are you going to do with them?” Well now we can safely say that the Obama Administration intends to release these enemy combatants directly into our communities.
Now I am not talking about a transfer of prisoners to Federal Penitentiaries, which would also be a bad idea, no I am talking about these people being released as free men into our country. Furthermore, those released will not have even gone through a trial according to the Wall Street Journal’s article.
Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year.
Some still may not believe that this is really AG Holder’s intent…well let’s look at the direct quote:
people who can be released there are a variety of options that we have and among them is the possibility is that we would release them into this country, That process is ongoing and we’ve not made any determinations or made any requests of anybody at this point.
So these people who were captured on the battlefield are now going to be de facto citizens of the USA. I would think that we would at least want to send them back to their home nations, but no, Holder doesn’t like that idea because
Among the detainees whose fate remains undetermined are 17 ethnic Uighurs, from the Central Asian region of China, who have been ordered released by a judge. The U.S. has refused to turn the men over to China, which considers them part of an separatist group
Now I understand that China is a big Human Rights abuser, but this time I agree with them. Apparently AG Holder is worried more about the “rights” of these enemy combatants than he is our own citizens.
Releasing these individuals into our general population will, no doubt, weaken our ability to guard against another attack on our homeland. It is foolish and wrongheaded…it is the Obama Administration.