Gitmo Killer Released In Canada – Omar Khadr Who Killed US Soldier With Grenade Walks Free
Omar Khadr faced five war crimes charges that included murder.
In July 2002, Omar Khadr threw a grenade that blew up an American soldier in Afghanistan.
Khadr was wounded and captured during this same firefight.
After his capture a video was found that shows Khadr toying with detonating cord as other men including Abu Laith al-Libi assemble explosives in the same house that had been destroyed in the firefight. He was also seen planting landmines while smiling and joking with the cameraman. It has been suggested that these were the same landmines later recovered by American forces on a road between Gardez and Khowst- Wiki.
Khadr was injured in the firefight and begged to be killed…
But US medics saved his life.
Instead, of facing death, Khadr was set free.
Khadr’s defense team released video of the young Islamist crying during interrogation to the media in 2008.
The CBC reported:
A teenage Omar Khadr sobs uncontrollably as Canadian spy agents question him at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a brief video excerpt released via the internet early Tuesday morning.
The 10-minute video posted just after 5 a.m. ET is of poor quality and the voices are often inaudible, as it was never intended to be viewed by the public. But it shows Khadr, 16 at the time, being interviewed by Canadian officials in late February 2003.
The excerpt is from five formerly classified DVDs consisting of 7.5 hours of questioning, six months after Khadr was captured following a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan.
The tapes, made public under a court order obtained by Khadr’s lawyers, offer a rare glimpse of interrogations of Guantanamo detainees and of Khadr.
He immediately became a darling of the left.
This week Omar Khadr was released on bail.
The Brampton Guardian reported:
Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust.
“I will prove to them that I’m more than what they thought of me, I’ll prove to them that I’m a good person,” the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner said outside his lawyer’s home just hours after he was released on bail.
“Give me a chance, see who I am as a person not as a name, and then they can make their own judgment after that.”
As for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose government has consistently branded him an unrepentant terrorist, Khadr said: “I’m going to have to disappoint him, I’m better than the person he thinks I am.”
He also reassured Canadians that he doesn’t believe in violent jihad.
“It’s not something I believe in right now. I want to start fresh. There are too many good things in life that I want to experience.”