Well, it looks like we’re back to the good old days of coddling terrorists again.
It’s a fact that President Donald Trump pulled off something of a miracle with Operation Warp Speed to get vaccines out in historic record time. Before he left office they were up to around 1 million a day in distribution.
So of course Joe Biden promised, wooh, miraculous, look I’ll get them out at a million a day and then was lauded all over the place without anyone saying that’s what was already being done. He also claimed, falsely, there was no vaccine plan in place when indeed he was following the plan already in place and his people had already had over 300 meetings with President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed team to try to bring them up to speed.
But it’s still a huge undertaking to vaccinate such a significant number of people so most Americans may not get a vaccine for awhile even if they are in a vulnerable group.
But guess who’s going to get the vaccine ahead of most Americans?
The Gitmo detainees, including the folks being held for the 9/11 attack and the alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The excuse is that if they get the vaccine, it will help be able to resume the prosecution that has been delayed due to the pandemic.
But it’s infuriating Americans, particularly those who suffered so much, like the firefighters and those who responded after 9/11 in New York City.
Tom Von Essen, who was New York City’s Fire Commissioner during 9/11, said: ‘You can’t make this up. The ridiculousness of what we get from our government. They will run the vaccine down to those lowlifes at Guantanamo Bay before every resident of the United States of America gets it is the theater of the absurd.’
‘It’s f**ing nuts,’ Von Essen told the New York Post.
John Feal, a demolition supervisor at the Ground Zero pile, told the Post: ‘The fact that the 9/11 community can’t get the vaccine and the terrorists can show how backward our government is.
‘It’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s an insult to the people who ran into the towers and were killed and those who worked on the pile for months and are ill.’
The 40 Gitmo detainees may get their first shot as early as Monday, the prosecutor said.
It’s also pretty disgusting we’re still waiting for justice on some of these guys almost 20 years later.
A Biden appointee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Terry Adirim, signed the order authorizing it, according to the New York Post.
Rep. Elise Stefanik blasted Joe Biden, saying that this was “inexcusable and un-American” that he was prioritizing “convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans.’
How the hell does this make sense?? https://t.co/ZdPh60Eijv
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 30, 2021
Apparently 80 million people voted for a terrorist first policy. Absolutely sick this admin would prioritize those monsters while Americans are still trying to get a hold of the vaccine!
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to get COVID-19 vaccine in Gitmo https://t.co/Hq9uTWmkh5
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 30, 2021
He should be getting the death penalty, not the vaccine! This is insulting to all Americans waiting for the vaccine, particularly sick 9/11 first responders & recovery workers who can’t get vaccine and those in my district who lost hundreds of loved ones. https://t.co/WJl5BvINPE
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) January 30, 2021