Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gitmo Welfare? Let's Start an "Adopt-a-Terrorist" Program.

Your tax dollars may soon be paying to house and feed Guantanamo Bay Naval Base terrorists in your own backyard. Seems that no one wants some of them, we feel obligated to release and take care of some of them just so others will consider taking them, and so we'll be stuck feeding them while they plot our demise.

OK, OK, yes we're feeding and housing them now courtesy of the U.S. Military. However, where they sit right now is in a jail where all their plotting and conniving is for naught. They don't have the freedom to walk into your neighborhood mall and shop, or maybe blow it up if the mood strikes.

Once released, who's going to hire them? Demolition crews maybe? How are they going to live in a country that is foreign to them? Foreign to them at the moment... their long-term goal is to clear it of the infidels and call it home.

They don't have to worry about working or where they'll live, their kindly Uncle Sam is going to give them a nice home right next to more malcontents ripe for recruitment.

According to the Pentagon over 60 former Guantanamo inmates are free and are involved again with terroristic activities. Can we not learn?

I know, let's get some of those loud-mouth Hollywood types to start an "adopt-a-terrorist" program. They can give them a nice room in one of their homes, or better yet, give them an entire house on the beach. There aren't that many terrorists left in Gitmo, it should be easy to find a star for each of those waiting their turn to be released.

If they're not willing, how about if those who are waiving their hands saying 'yes, yes, yes, let's let those poor terrorist go' take on a few? Shoot, why can't Obama put up a couple in his Chicago home? After all he has a nice new home in D.C.

I just watched a video in JMac Politics where Harry Reid talked about our tax system being voluntary. If it's voluntary, then I want a bit more control over where out tax dollars are being spent. I want to make sure that none of my hard earned money goes to house or feed any of the freed Guantanamo inmates. I'll gladly pay to keep them there.
During his news conference, [National Intelligence Director Dennis ] Blair also said the Obama administration is still wrestling with what to do with the remaining 240 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, which the president has ordered closed.

Some of the detainees, deemed non-threatening, may be released into the United States as free men, Blair confirmed.

That would happen when they can't be returned to their home countries, because the governments either won't take them or the U.S. fears they will be abused or tortured. That is the case with 17 Uighers (WEE'-gurz), Chinese Muslim separatists who were cleared for release from the jail long ago. The U.S. can't find a country willing to take them, and it will not turn them over to China.

Blair said the former prisoners would have get some sort of assistance to start their new lives in the United States.

"We can't put them out on the street," he said.

Blair said the U.S. government is building dossiers on each of the prisoners at Guantanamo and is still developing the process that will determine what happens to them. Some may face criminal trials in the U.S. civilian courts and be imprisoned in U.S. jails. Others will be remanded to their home governments for continued jailing or potential rehabilitation.

The Pentagon claims more than 60 former Guantanamo inmates have been released by their home governments and are believed to be engaged in militant activities. It has not released a list of those former prisoners. Two of the top al-Qaida leaders in Yemen are former inmates, according to both al-Qaida and U.S. intelligence officials. And the Taliban's top operations officer in southern Afghanistan was released from Guantanamo in 2007, according to U.S. intelligence and military officials.

The above is from this Associated Press article:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Mexican government is not on the verge of collapse, the top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, seeking to tamp down increasing alarm over the powerful and violent drug cartels operating in the country that is the United States' southern neighbor.

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