Obama Readies Largest Transfer of Islamic Jihadis from Gitmo Since 2007
In the wake of the San Bernardino attacks and in the midst of the Christmas season, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah is set to release another 17 Islamic jihadis from Guantanamo Bay, the largest transfer of detainees since 2007.
The Obama White House announced today they will release another 17 Gitmo detainees in January.
The New York Times reported:
The Obama administration appears to be on the cusp of the largest round of transfers of Guantánamo Bay detainees in a single month since 2007, a move that could reduce the detainee population there to as low as 90 by mid- to late January, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has notified Congress in recent days that he has approved 17 proposed transfers of lower-level detainees, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters that have not yet been made public. Congress has required Mr. Carter to certify that security standards have been met at least 30 days before any transfers.
President Obama wants to close the Guantánamo prison in Cuba before he leaves office in a little over a year. His administration has stepped up efforts to find countries to take 48 detainees on a transfer list and moved to speed up the work of a parole-like board that might approve the release of others who are currently recommended for indefinite detention.