Predictable Results for Released Guantanamo Detainees

Well, at least the late Abdullah Mehsud was well fed while incarcerated at Guantanamo:

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Freed Guantanamo inmates take up arms

July 28, 2007 – The Age AU

AT LEAST 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees have been killed or recaptured after taking up arms against allied forces following their release.

They have been discovered mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but not in Iraq, a US Defence Department spokesman told The Age yesterday.

Commander Jeffrey Gordon said the detainees had, while in custody, falsely claimed to be farmers, truck drivers, cooks, small-arms merchants, low-level combatants or had offered other false explanations for being in Afghanistan.

“We are aware of dozens of cases where they have returned to militant activities, participated in anti-US propaganda or engaged in other activities,” said Commander Gordon.

His comments follow the death this week of Taliban commander and former detainee Abdullah Mehsud, who reportedly blew himself up rather than surrender to Pakistani forces. In December 2001, Mehsud was captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay until his release in March 2004. He later became the Taliban chief for South Waziristan.

Commander Gordon said the US did not make it a practice to track detainees after their release, but it had become aware through intelligence gathering and media reports of many cases of released detainees returning to combat.

“These former detainees successfully lied to US officials, sometimes for over three years,” he said. “Common cover stories include going to Afghanistan to buy medicines, to teach the Koran or to find a wife. Many of these stories appear so often, and are subsequently proven false, that we can only conclude that they are part of their terrorist training.”

An analysis of 516 Guantanamo detainees found that while there was no evidence linking six of them to terrorist activities, 95 per cent were a potential threat to US interests. This was based on their affiliations with groups such as al-Qaeda, their enthusiasm for violent jihad, their having undertaken small-arms training or having been willing to perform a support role for terrorism.

But only one in three could be definitely identified as a fighter for the Taliban, al-Qaeda or associated groups, according to the analysis by the Combating Terrorism Centre based at the West Point Military Academy.

Most were considered a greater than potential risk due to support they had shown the Islamist cause by fighting for Islamist forces or by undertaking advanced military training, including bomb-making.

The review does not include the so-called “Australian Taliban”, David Hicks, who has pleaded guilty to terrorist offences. It was undertaken after an analysis by Seton Hall University, a private university in New Jersey, of the detainee system found only 8 per cent of detainees were al-Qaeda fighters.

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13 Comments on “Predictable Results for Released Guantanamo Detainees”

  1. Infidel Parrot Says:

    In addition to being well-fed at Gitmo, he seems to also have been issued adequate cosmetics to keep those cheeks blushing even in the harsh high desert climate.

  2. ISLAMSFORLOSERS Says:

    Well, what can one expect? These people are tortured, their holy book is defiled, they have to eat haram food, etc. It’s enough to make anyone want to become a jihadist.

  3. ISLAMSFORLOSERS Says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say one thing-

    EXILE THEM!!!!!!

    Then at least they won’t have to subject themselves to the rigors of jihad after getting a few years rest in relative comfort on our tax money.

  4. Leatherneck Says:

    At least his white head scarf makes a dam good target. Stupid fat bastard.

    Who ate all the pies,
    Who ate all the pies,
    That fat bastard,
    That fat bastard,
    He ate all the pies!

  5. Tammi Says:

    I’m shocked!

    Commander Jeffrey Gordon said the detainees had, while in custody, falsely claimed to be farmers, truck drivers, cooks, small-arms merchants, low-level combatants or had offered other false explanations for being in Afghanistan.

    Who could imagine that terrorists would lie?!


  6. yeaa i just wanted to say.. i love your site, Muslims suck and as a gay man I should know.


  7. I love you guys as a gay man, I am glad you are standing up to the Muslims


  8. Yet more proof that education never increased any one’s intelligence.

  9. Ronin Says:

    Arab A like most Muslim men your first sexual experience was probably at the hands of an Uncle. We make no moral judgements here everyone who is respectful and tolerant of others is welcome. For some reason, we do not get many Muslims, dunno why.


  10. Ronin,

    You are so naughty! 🙂

  11. Ronin Says:

    He will be back when he finishes with his nephew. He will cry about freedom of speech, censorship yada, yada, yada. He is so stupid he will not even realize he got what he wanted, I was free to censor him and I did.

  12. james estes Says:

    well the way they are treated in prisons anybody would become a jihadist… nothing to do with islam or Koran or being educated… its like tit for tat.. this is so bloody normal, cant call them terrorists.. but here we are.. the arrogant modern stupids..

  13. fakhron lancok Says:

    yahudi aseee,,,ie boh janeng,,,pasti mate gebi le tuhan


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