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Obama, "Man-Made Disaster Causers" and Yemen

Could the Obama administration really be considering releasing more Gitmo terrorists, whoops sorry, what I meant to say was “man-made disaster causers”, back to Yemen? This from the UK Times Online:

At least a dozen former Guantánamo Bay inmates have rejoined al-Qaeda to fight in Yemen, The Times has learnt, amid growing concern over the ability of the country’s Government to accept almost 100 more former inmates from the detention centre.

The Obama Administration promised to close the Guantánamo facility by January 22, a deadline that it will be unable to meet. The 91 Yemeni prisoners in Guantánamo make up the largest national contingent among the 198 being held.

Six prisoners were returned to Yemen last month. After the Christmas Day bomb plot in Detroit, US officials are increasingly concerned that the country is becoming a hot-bed of terrorism. Eleven of the former inmates known to have rejoined al-Qaeda in Yemen were born in Saudi Arabia. The organisation merged its Saudi and Yemeni offshoots last year.

For those of you who missed it, John Brennan, Obamas Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism was all over the Sunday shows yesterday. During his song and dance routine he stated that the process to move these “man-made disaster causers” back to Yemen was underway.

Could the Obama Administration be so foolish after all the heat, light and grief they have received over the past week following the flight 253 incident?

crossposted to The Ritz Report