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    Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    BEIRUT: The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order that President Barack Obama signed that the detention center be shut down within a year.

    The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen.

    His status was announced in an Internet statement by the militant group and was confirmed by a U.S. counterterrorism official. "They're one and the same guy," said the official, who insisted on anonymity because he was discussing an intelligence analysis. "He returned to Saudi Arabia in 2007, but his movements to Yemen remain unclear."
    Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group - International Herald Tribune

    Gee, this doesn't bode well for Obama's "Close Gitmo" policy and is good evidence that Bush's policies of holding terrorist was right, the sad thing is, if it wasn't for all the screaming and whining about Gitmo this guy might still be in there... and not helping kill people.

    But hey, what's ONE guy right?

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    mad Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    I'd bet alot he wasn't a terrorist before he entered the prison ... but you are right, what is one terrorist compared to the hundreds of thousands in total.

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group - International Herald Tribune

    Gee, this doesn't bode well for Obama's "Close Gitmo" policy and is good evidence that Bush's policies of holding terrorist was right, the sad thing is, if it wasn't for all the screaming and whining about Gitmo this guy might still be in there... and not helping kill people.

    But hey, what's ONE guy right?
    Exactly. What's ONE guy. It hardly proves that EVERYONE being held there is a dangerous terrorist; in fact, lots of people have already been released because the US government concluded that they were completely innocent, or guilty of minor things that aren't a threat to national security.

    If this guy was a terrorist, then the government should have tried him and convicted of him of a crime.
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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I'd bet alot he wasn't a terrorist before he entered the prison ...
    This is laughable.
    And you believe it?

    The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch

    Not the garden type of terrorist. One of the Hydra.
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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    It's more then 1...

    Lists of released Guantanamo prisoners who allegedly returned to battle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But hey who is counting, they were all happy innocent folk DRIVEN TO TERROR BY THE EVIL USA OF BUSH!!!!


    Get real people, these people were there for a reason, and we're shocked they return to terror when freed? PLEASE.

    Making EXCUSES for their behavior? Sorry not into enabling terrorist with lame guilt trips.

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quit playing stupid Kandahar. This is but one example of Gito releases returning to the battlefield. How many times are we going to read about Gito releases being killed by US forces in Afghanistan or being picked up as part of a terror cell in East Asia or...or...or for you to acknowledge that, you know, there are bad guys locked up at Gitmo?

    Secondly, you said, "If this guy was a terrorist, then the government should have tried him and convicted of him of a crime" which is completely ignorant or at a minimum completely ignores the problems associated with treating terrorism like a common liquor store robbery.

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    This is laughable.
    And you believe it?
    Some people think Terrorist are a creation of US policy.

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Some people think Terrorist are a creation of US policy.
    Terrorists to us are those who wish to Terrify US.
    Why would someone wish to terrify, or cause a terrifying reaction, from us?
    Because American foreign policy.
    Let me break this down. If it wasn't for the habitual sodomizing of the term "terrorism" then there would be "no terrorists" just militants who have a different world-view then us.

    Tell me. You take all of those resurfaced detainees and you kill them all, what did you accomplish?
    Let me give you a hint. Not a damn thing. Infact, you probably created more who favor that ideology then you took away from. WE ARE NOT FIGHTING PEOPLE WE ARE FIGHTING AN IDEOLOGY. AND YOU CANNOT KILL AN IDEOLOGY WITH GUNS.

    FFS learn something.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    They shoulda just dropped him off in the middle of the ocean and told him to swim home.

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    Re: Guantánamo detainee resurfaces in terrorist group

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Terrorists to us are those who wish to Terrify US.
    Why would someone wish to terrify, or cause a terrifying reaction, from us?
    Because American foreign policy.
    Let me break this down. If it wasn't for the habitual sodomizing of the term "terrorism" then there would be "no terrorists" just militants who have a different world-view then us.

    Tell me. You take all of those resurfaced detainees and you kill them all, what did you accomplish?
    Let me give you a hint. Not a damn thing. Infact, you probably created more who favor that ideology then you took away from. WE ARE NOT FIGHTING PEOPLE WE ARE FIGHTING AN IDEOLOGY. AND YOU CANNOT KILL AN IDEOLOGY WITH GUNS.

    FFS learn something.
    So what's the difference between terrorists sending car bombs into residential neighborhoods expressly to maximize civilian casualties and a militant that launches rockets into residential neighborhoods to maximize civilian casualties?

    Answer: f'ing nothing. You're merely defending the use of terrorism as a responsible, reasonable method to address political grievances.

    Good luck with that!

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