Release of “Deal” With Yemen Reeks of Collusion
The news broke late on August 7, 2013:
In spite of the ongoing terror threat emanating from Yemen, the White House says it does not plan to rethink President Obama’s decision last May to lift a moratorium on releasing Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to that country…
… The president is standing by that announcement, even though Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen that U.S. intelligence officials say is now the greatest Al Qaeda threat to the U.S. homeland, was formed in part by several former Guantanamo Bay detainees who were released in 2006…
…The genesis of AQAP goes back to a prison break in Yemen in February 2006. That’s when 23 Al Qaeda suspects, including Nasser Al Wuhayshi – who once served as Usama bin Laden’s secretary and whose communications with Ayman Zawahiri were intercepted by U.S. intelligence — tunneled out of a maximum security prison in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. – Obama standing by decision to lift moratorium on releasing Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to Yemen; FOX News, August 8, 2013
The timing is suspicious to say the least, especially given the fact that the White House claims to have apparently already reviewed this decision and is standing by it.
I am convinced the embassy closures were a fake in order to set up a justification for this release. That’s one way to keep your “promise” to close Gitmo.
Weren’t we just told that Yemen, of all the closed embassies, was the place from which the “information”–which remains somewhat vague and difficult to pin down–had originated? Wasn’t Yemen the place from which the main AQ terrorists of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have remained stubbornly non-wiped out or on the run, contrary to the President’s claims?
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