U.S. plans to accept several Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo - Los Angeles TimesReporting from Washington -- The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in the first release of any of the detainees into this country, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Their release is seen as a crucial step to plans, announced by President Obama during his first week in office, to close the prison and relocate the detainees. Administration officials also believe that settling some of them in American communities will set an example, helping to persuade other nations to accept Guantanamo detainees too.
Seriously? We're gonna take Gitmo detainee's and release them into the general public. "Here you go, welcome to America!"??
I'm so glad I don't live where these folks are gonna be released.
"Hey, uhm, these guys might be dangerous ya know?"Some former U.S. officials have said government information indicates that the Uighurs may pose a danger if released. But other officials and human rights organizations insist they pose no threat to Americans.
"It is kind of hard to tell other countries you would like them to accept some of these guys from Guantanamo if you are not willing to accept them," said the U.S. official, who described the internal discussions on condition of anonymity.
The release is a slap in the face to Beijing, which has requested that the Uighur prisoners be repatriated to China to stand trial for separatist activities. In their testimony before the Guantanamo tribunal, the Uighurs admitted that their purpose in going to Afghanistan was to receive military training to fight Chinese rule over Xinjiang.
Oh who cares, we'll show the world the power of being NICE! And China can piss off lol!
Hope and Change, you guys wanted it... now we get to live it. Thanks.