Friday, January 23, 2009

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Joins al-Qaeda in Yemen

Just as President Obama announced that he will close Guantanamo Bay and bring the prisoners to the USA. Al-Qaeda has announced that a previously released Gitmo prisoner is now the No. 2 al-Qaeda terrorist in Yemen. I feel so much safer knowing that people like this will be brought into our country. Thanks Obama.

Report: Ex-Gitmo detainee joins al-Qaida in Yemen
The Associated Press Published: January 23, 2009

CAIRO, Egypt: A Saudi man released from Guantanamo after spending nearly six years inside the U.S. prison camp is now the No. 2 of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, according to a purported Internet statement from the terror network.

The announcement, made this week on a Web site commonly used by militants, came as President Barack Obama ordered the detention facility closed within a year. Many of the remaining detainees are from Yemen, which has long posed a vexing terrorism problem for the U.S.

The terror group's Yemen branch — known as "al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula" — said the man, identified as Said Ali al-Shihri, returned to his home in Saudi Arabia after his release from Guantanamo about a year ago and from there went to Yemen, which is Osama bin Laden's ancestral home.

The Internet statement, which could not immediately be verified, said al-Shihri was the group's second-in-command in Yemen, and his prisoner number at Guantanamo was 372.

"He managed to leave the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia) and join his brothers in al-Qaida," the statement said.

Documents released by the U.S. Defense Department show that al-Shihri was released from the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in November 2007 and transferred to his homeland. The documents confirmed his prisoner number was 372.

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Dr. Dave said... the No. 2 a relative of b. Hussein?

That's change for ya.

Anonymous said...

Well, that is OK i thought they would be all headed here to the UK.


Anonymous said...

Years ago there was a liberal judge in NYC nick-named "turn'em loose Bruce"----now we have the all powerful (for now) "Let'em free Barry'" Crazier & Crazier!! id

John Sobieski said...

I do like the idea of converting Alcatraz back to a prison for the jihadists. I really can't think of a better place to put them if Obama and the leftists want to bring them to America.