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President Obama to Return GITMO Detainees

By Jay Sekulow1482350760136

It should be unbelievable. But yet it is completely believable.

President Obama is attempting to transfer as many as 22 more terror detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba (GITMO) to other nations.

According to reports, President Obama is working to transfer these enemy combatants before he leaves office next month.  And, reportedly, the nations set to receive the combatants include Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

This is exactly what we warned would happen when we told you about the 73 days of danger – the 73 days between the presidential election and the inauguration of the new President.

The ACLJ has worked this issue extensively, and we have worked hard to bring you the facts (see, for example, here, here and here).  I’ve written about it for Fox News, sounding the alarm.

The ACLJ has specifically called attention to the Department of Defense’s own numbers that show that 1 in 3 GITMO detainees will return to the battlefield.  Can the United States guarantee that any detainee, once transferred to Oman, for example, will not be released by Oman? Or that they will not escape?   And if the Department of Defense’s numbers hold, for any three released or escaped combatants, one will return to the battlefield (which could be in Iraq or New York City).   

This is unacceptable. It is unnecessary. And we must stop it.

Congress has acted to stop President Obama from shutting down GITMO, relinquishing control of GITMO to Cuba, and to restrain President Obama from releasing or transferring enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay, but congressional action and the constraints of constitutional authority have not seemed to stop President Obama thus far. With just one month left in office, does anyone really think President Obama will not cross the line to accomplish his purposes or satisfy his leftist base?

Remember, all this is happening against a backdrop of an ISIS terror attack in Berlin, Germany, this week.  The manhunt for this terrorist is still underway.  Another terrorist attack occurred in Turkey when Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was executed in cold blood.  Refugees from troubled nations are continually implicated in terror attacks and ISIS proclaims it exploits the refugee process – and the Obama Administration says they want to bring in more. As another example of this deadly and failed foreign policy, news recently broke that President Obama made a secret deal with Australia to receive a “classified” number of refugees (as many as 2,400) that Australia deemed too dangerous to allow on their shores. 

America is at war. Our enemies have declared war. Our enemies have told us, and shown us, how they will fight. It is foolish to release captured enemy combatants to other nations who do not have America’s best interests in mind.

You must speak up. Make your voice heard. Join us.

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