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    Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    (Reuters) - The Pentagon transferred five Yemenis held at Guantanamo prison to foreign custody on Wednesday in the first handover of detainees in 2015, sending four to Oman and one to Estonia despite Republican calls for a moratorium on the resettlements.
    U.S. officials said all five Yemenis, held for a dozen or more years at the U.S. military prison in Cuba, had been cleared for release nearly five years ago by a multi-agency task force that included intelligence, diplomatic and military officials.


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    Cleared for 5 years and finally being handed over. This has been long overdue and this facility closing is also long overdue. Keep this up!


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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    You know what's long overdue?




    Carpet bombing governments that so clearly support and find terrorism.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    We are So Stupid.

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    Seriously, given the results of a catch-and-release strategy over the last 10 years, do we lack any kind of "lessons learned" at the senior level on this?

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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    When you say about time. Do you have any idea what landed these folks in prison? The article does not say.

    Funny that the same people who call putting people in a POW camp are inhumane while applaud drone strikes that kill the same type of people along with their families.

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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    When you say about time. Do you have any idea what landed these folks in prison? The article does not say.
    They have been cleared for release. Does not matter "what landed you there". Hell being a brown taxi driver in the middle east landed someone there..

    Funny that the same people who call putting people in a POW camp are inhumane while applaud drone strikes that kill the same type of people along with their families.
    Im not cheering any drone strikes.


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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    They have been cleared for release. Does not matter "what landed you there". Hell being a brown taxi driver in the middle east landed someone there..


    Im not cheering any drone strikes.
    I agree that some have been jailed by mistake. Those folks should be freed. If these guys fall into that category no problem, if they killed American soldiers that is something different. Seems like neither of us knows what these folks did, and how people figured out it was time for them to leave.

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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I agree that some have been jailed by mistake. Those folks should be freed. If these guys fall into that category no problem, if they killed American soldiers that is something different. Seems like neither of us knows what these folks did, and how people figured out it was time for them to leave.
    2 are self proclaimed jihadis. 2 are "possible members". 1 is "assed to be a member of Al-Qaeda".


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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    2 are self proclaimed jihadis. 2 are "possible members". 1 is "assed to be a member of Al-Qaeda".

    Ok so here is the hard part, at least for me. It is pretty well established that most of the time POWs do not get released until the end of a war. Sadly we are fighting a stateless war, so it can go on forever. That being the case I guess I could argue either side. Since this is a debate site I will go with the 3 who are members of the enemy should not be released. Harsh, but even in our courts there are some people who if they do a serious enough crime get life in jail as long as they are not minors. Some minors may even be treated that way. Another debate, but I have a hard time with that.

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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Ok so here is the hard part, at least for me. It is pretty well established that most of the time POWs do not get released until the end of a war. Sadly we are fighting a stateless war, so it can go on forever. That being the case I guess I could argue either side. Since this is a debate site I will go with the 3 who are members of the enemy should not be released. Harsh, but even in our courts there are some people who if they do a serious enough crime get life in jail as long as they are not minors. Some minors may even be treated that way. Another debate, but I have a hard time with that.
    A lot of these prisoners are just not let go free. Most of the time they are given to authorities. Very few are let go and to be free without restrictions. Most are let go with restrictions, be it surveillance, or actual prison itself.


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    Re: Five Yemenis transferred from U.S. custody at Guantanamo: Pentagon

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