Obama to Release One-Third of Gitmo Detainees – Despite 27% Recidivism Rate

Last September NATO troops killed Al-Qaeda leader and former Gitmo detainee in an overnight raid in eastern Afghanistan. Sabar Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007 after five years of detention, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations.

A recent report released by the House Armed Servicess subcommittee revealed that 27% of Gitmo detainees return to a life of terror after their release.

Despite these facts, the Obama Administration is reportedly planning on releasing one-third of th current Gitmo detainees.
Breitbart.com reported:

President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody.

The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration.

Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too “unsettled” at the time.

A release or transfer of 55 inmates means Obama is moving out one third of the prisoners at Guantanamo. And while it doesn’t represent a shutdown of the facility, it’s certainly indicative of a move toward that end.

Here’s a list of former Gitmo detainees who allegedly returned to terrorism.

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  • Patty

    Well, if Obama is re-elected this feels oddly similar. Voted in and he comes back to destroy more of America.

  • Robert

    The Obama lapdog-media will help this along so don’t worry.

  • Francesca

    And his motive??? It’s time to get re-elected. So transparent, sp predictable. Wonder what is next?

  • Francesca

    SO predictable. Hmmm . . . I thought my iPad typing was getting better. Apparently not!

  • Male Silverback

    I guess our military boys will have more tangos to wack.

  • I cannot stand this enemy in Our House. These ‘detainees’ will be ‘heroes’ and continue on in their life of criminal activity, all for the political agenda of the enemy.

  • Nanna

    Why is Obama out front in the swing states this morning? I am asking in different sites, because I am totally without understanding as to how this can be, and how these people can be so ignorant. How can they vote for him? I just don’t understand!!!!!!!!

  • We should view it as an opportunity to kill them on the battlefield. Terminate the problem once and for all.

  • Candy

    Makes sense after a so-called former Gitmo detainee was responsible for the death of an ‘amb/gunrunner’ and our SEALs (why were they there again, if Brits with no ammo were defending them).

    Osama couldn’t have done it better. Cloward-Piven, economic and other jihad, 1984/commies erasing/changing history, Islamists erasing/changing history.

    Same beast, different name.

    If only we had REAL Public access channels, where citizens could show docs, lay down the facts, talk to people on the streets, etc.. I’m still handing out pamphlets with info and links.

    That and attempting to reason with them is the only way.

  • Chris

    He’s bound and determined to undermine what America is really about and even though his claim that the war in terror is over, he talks with terrorists, releases terrorists, gives money to terrorists and when they kill, rob, burn and everything under the sun, he calls it a natural protest. This man has got to go in November.

  • Ella

    He will pardon every last one of them when he leaves office in January.

  • American Woman

    Let’s be sure to slip them his new address when they leave.

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  • Look-Out

    People are paying attention to the ME blowing up. It’s overtaken the economy in a poll I recently saw. Obama must know he’s not going to get reelected and is doing as much as he can to help our enemies before he packs his bags. This is HUGE and should be shouted from the rooftops, with the reminder that this latest terrorist attack in Libya was planned by a GITMO-released prisoner.

    If O’s not in as much trouble as most of us think (with the voters), then this news (hopefully it’ll be heard ALOT) should put the nail in his coffin. We have to make sure that Americans are aware of how our national security is in at least as much jeopardy as our economic stability. And on both counts, we should make it crystal clear that Obama has FAILED us all.

  • BarbaraS

    No. He will release some each month and close Gitmo in December if he loses. If (heaven help us)he should win he will sit on his hands as usual. If he loses he will do everything in his power to put the last nail in our coffin before 01/20/13. He is in league with these terrorists and the muslim brotherhood that fosters them. I am beginning to wonder if he is just a puppet being worked by the muslim brotherhood and/or a alliance with them and the communists of this world. One way or another he is a traitor to this country.

  • Robert

    Liberal guilt trip writ large.

    Obama, make sure you apologize to each and every one of them.

  • American Woman

    Prominent Muslims urge beheading Westerners, putting Their decapitated heads On Display To Silence Attempts To Mock Prophet Muhammad

    Read at: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/09/prominent-muslims-suggests-beheading-westerners-putting-their-decapitated-heads-on-display-to-silenc.html

  • BarbaraS


    There is no reason no to kill them except that “reporters” and a photographer are recording every move our soldiers make and if they should kill these people after they surrender, they will be brought up on charges as we have ssen in the past. This world is topsy-turvey. How the dims think we can fight a war being “fair” I don’t know. Next they will demand our enemies be as well armed as we are to be “fair”. Well, why not? They are already griping about so many more blacks than whites being incarcerated. What do they want? Quotas? Yeah, let’s put somone innocent of any wrong doing in prison to make up the numbers. Dims are dumb and really unreal.

  • Laura Castellano

    He’ll release the rest of them after he loses in November.

  • billypaintbrush

    I’d be wearing gloves too, if I had to touch them

  • billntwrk


  • Robert

    Yemen. Now there’s a real hotbed of cultural development.

    We need to send them more “aid” so they can feel better about their inadequacies.

    Who knows, maybe they’ll even like us, a little.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I have heard from reputable sources that the facilities that the prisoners are to be transferred to are all highly secure, and that the prisoners themselves have promised to be on their best behavior for the rest of their lives…

  • George

    Let’s just fly them over to Yemen and drop them in — without a parachute!

  • OT: letter just sent to Fox News and the GOP (feel free to copy & send):

    Just as no one believed the White House position that the attacks in Libya were “spontaneous”, neither should we believe for a minute that the recent pro-American attacks on the militia there were spontaneous.

    Please have one of your people file a Freedom of Information request for WH & State Dep’t phone transcripts, emails, money transfers, etc. to Libya over the past week. My bet is they will show that Team Obama has offered some sort of payola to Libya in an attempt to “prove” that Obama’s policy of appeasement is working in the middle east. And if not taxpayer funded payola, then look for a direct threat to cut off their foreign aid.

    Face it, there is absolutely NO evidence that Islamic leaders and citizenry has anything but total contempt for western culture, so this sudden “spontaneous” outpouring of support for the US and the 4 Americans murdered in the attack is BEYOND BELIEF. Time to listen to your gut and follow your instincts here. I KNOW I am not the only one who smells a rat.

    (ps: Axelrod is an absolute master at manipulating disastrous situations and spinning negative facts into “good news” narratives that Americans so desperately want to hear during these troubled times.)

  • Redwine

    The Traitor-in-Chief will do anything to buy votes, including releasing terrorists who are salivating at the chance to murder more Americans. The anti-America Leftists will be ecstatic.

  • squeaky

    give them a rubber dingy and gps……they can paddle home.

  • Baskomb

    “Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners”

    Well, then isn’t it equally accurate to say Obama is about to “release or transfer or execute” 55 prisoners?

    Besides, he’s only doing this because someone told him it would make our sworn enemies like him. Fool.

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  • owl

    #7 “Why is Obama out front in the swing states this morning? I am asking in different sites, because I am totally without understanding as to how this can be, and how these people can be so ignorant. How can they vote for him? I just don’t understand!!!!!!!!”

    Well nana……………………..IMHO………………

    1. I do not believe all the polls but I do think they reflect what my watching, reading and plain gut feeling of the last month.

    2. Romney is our Voice. Overall, his campaign has been rotten since that rotten convention. Paul Ryan and Clint. That is all that got out to his benefit and they did not even recognize Clint’s chair as a positive. Why? Media and wimps. Running scared. When he does something good, he immediately ducks his head back under cover. It stinks.

    3. Our ELECTED VOICES (hundreds) are stinking rotten. You can identify them by looking under the desks. Do they not understand they have a VOICE as loud as the WH? Pelosi and Reid always understood it.

    4. I call them Professional Poop Scoopers. They out number us so badly while scooping up the piles Obama has left behind. They do The Silence if it is bad for Obama or good for a Repub and they Scream if it helps Obama or hurts a Repub. That is so simple and they control and filter what everyone except political junkies receive. It is still as true today as yesterday. They explain every word and every situation in the news. So there.

    That last #4 is your enemy. We have wars to fight. #1 Media #2 International Organizations/Courts #3 Terrorists.

    We can not get to #3 without doing something about #1 and keeping #2 at bay.

    Media elected a stinking president.

    Yep. I ramble. Short, the people do not get real news and their attitudes have been shaped to think opposite from truth and reality.

  • Militant Conservative

    Yep, best gun salesman ever! Obama.

  • owl

    You can understand someone trying to release to home country………………..before…………….it is exposed that they are all going back into battle instead of jails. Now, it is unacceptable.

    When Obama lied about Fast and Furious being the same and starting under Bush, this is what should have happened. Our ELECTED VOICES should have screamed the TVs down with that is a lie. Why didn’t they?

    When Obama, Hillary & Holder sent out brownshirts in the middle of the night to do that dirty, horrible staged scene (TO US ALL) with their ‘felon’, our ELECTED VOICES should have screamed the TVs down with the ‘how dare they’?

    If this release is even being thought about, our ELECTED VOICES better d*** sure start screaming. I better see them in HUGE groups attacking the media if they do not put them on. Do not insult us by sending out a couple of people to FOX and appearing on a few Sunday shows. For God’s sake, no more little letters.

    Get your azzes out from under those desks. I’ve been watching you under there since about 2004. A million people in the street and you could not SCREAM down Obamacare and the cut deals?

  • USMC Thomas

    That’s sure to stir up the pot in the Middle East.

  • Patty

    We are building some sort of sports field for these detainees. I say they need to rot there until the die. I say that none should be released and for any president rep. or dem. to consider this, needs to be shown the door, immediately.

  • Paula

    Guess they just haven’t learned their lesson.But didn’t really expect them too how many have to be released just to go do it again.I can’t wait till Jan when we will have President Romney in office st least he will protect our freedom.

  • Patty


    The above was in 2010. What has changed. Obama touts in his narcissist voice, even a Hollywood movie will be coming out about. And on that subject what will the Muslim do then.

    OBL is dead, sure as shooting but Al Quada is alive and well, we see it now, playing out every day since Obama couldn’t manage to protect our embassies.

    So, I repeat, the detainees will have their tribunals and I pray all will be sentenced to death, makes rooms for more.

  • we just had a terrorist that was released from gitmo lead an attack on our embassy that resulted in the murder of our ambassador and the response of this administration is to release more terrorists. if i was an ambassador i’d resign.

  • Look-Out

    President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department.

    Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list of 55 Gitmo detainees approved for release or transfer. This detainee, according to a Jan. 26, 2008, Defense Department document published by WikiLeaks, provided security for bin Laden both before and after the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
    The Defense Department considers Idris a “high risk” if released from custody, meaning that he is “likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests and allies.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/23/documents-obama-holder-have-approved-one-of-bin-ladens-bodyguards-for-release-or-transfer-from-gitmo/#ixzz27KRAHoV8

  • Interesting

    That’s just irresponsible.
    But then, so was electing Hussein Obama.
    Guess he has to play to whomever will vote for him..
    keep his promises to those who appease terrorism from within.
    Poster boy for where the left would like to lead the country.
    They think America isn’t paying attention.
    Teetering on the edge of World War Three.
    Next up, a wake up call as the Iranians threaten to begin World War Three in a pre-emptive strike:

    Strike on Iran would trigger ‘World War III’: Guards
    Sun Sep 23, 2012

    AFP – Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told broadcaster Al-Alam on Sunday, a day after his boss warned that conflict was inevitable.

    Should Israel and Iran engage militarily, “nothing is predictable… and it will turn into World War III,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iran’s Arabic-language television network.

    He added that Iran would deem any Israeli strike to be conducted with US authorisation, so “whether the Zionist regime attacks with or without US knowledge, then we will definitely attack US bases in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan.”


  • Estragon

    Remember the 27% recidivism among released Gitmo prisoners only accounts for those we KNOW about. The rest are mostly unaccounted for, we have no idea where they are or what they are doing.

    For the most part, they are NOT in prison in their home countries as was the intent upon releasing them.

  • LIARSinourWhiteHouse

    What a horrible mistake we made in 2008. Simply horrible. We have a Muslim radical for a president. Are there any politicians left in D.C. that love America? If so, why haven’t they screamed like hell against this unAmerican president? Cowards all.

  • john

    The empty chair is a puppet for the MB, they have everything on him, photos, college transcripts, his actual birthplace……zero is here to weaken America and he’s done it very well with an assist from a deranged and deceitful media. The media and the MB share the same vision of weak and vulnerable America. They have not failed.

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  • The Central Scrutinizer

    I say we release all of them. Somewhere midway between Cuba and Florida.

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  • DomesticGoddess

    Why isn’t this POS in jail himself??????? This is treason pure and simple. WHY DO THE JEWS CONTINUE TO VOTE FOR THIS POS??????????

  • Finncrisp

    And after they put all that money on the soccer field for the inmates to enjoy.

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