Gitmo’s problems won’t disappear


A former Guantánamo Bay detainee has shown up in Yemen, where he is now the local deputy leader of Al Qaeda. After his release from Guantánamo, he passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists. Apparently the rehab didn’t work.

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Gitmo’s problems won’t disappear

  1. You mean if America systematically humiliates and physically tortures and offends the deepest religious sensibilities of people, it doesn’t make them love America? Man, time to rethink the Gitmo logic, eh?

  2. His status was announced in an Internet statement by the militant group and was confirmed by an American counterterrorism official.

    “They’re one and the same guy,” said the official, who insisted on anonymity because he was discussing an intelligence analysis. “He returned to Saudi Arabia in 2007, but his movements to Yemen remain unclear.”

    Compelling evidence, to be sure.

  3. Well this is hardly shocking. More than just returning to terrorism though, I’d be willing to bet that dozens of people coming out of Gitmo will end up in al Qaeda who were never terrorists to begin with. Funny how being snatched off the streets, blindfolded, flown halfway around the Globe and detained without charge or trial for years can turn an “innocent bystander” into an enemy, ain’t it?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if years from now someone does a study which concludes that the whole Guantanamo experiment ended up causing more terrorist attacks then it prevented. Nice of the Americans to soften up so many people for the al Qaeda recruiters.

    Bin Laden ought to pay the Americans a finder’s fee or something.

  4. Ironically, this guy was released during Bush’s presidency.