President Obama has been quite a busy bee as of late, working to ruin Trump’s presidency before it even starts. What he has done will shock you!
Obama is planning to move 18 more prisoners out of the military prison in Guantanamo Bay before he leaves the White House. He failed to close the facility during his time in office, as per Reuters.
Obama’s administration told Congress they would move the detainees, which amount to a third of the 59 left, to four countries: Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
He wants to move these prisoners before Trump is inaugurated on January 20. This decision was announced so Obama would have just enough time to adhere to the 30-day warning he must give Congress before moving inmates out of the naval base in Guantanamo.
This will be the last move of inmates, but Obama has been steadily moving them over time to try to close down the facility once and for all. Obama ultimately failed, so he tried to leave as few as possible in the Cuban prison.
The Democrat’s administration wants to move 18 of the remaining 22 who are eligible to be transferred pending parole-style hearings, but one of the countries could still back out of the deal.
There will still be 42 prisoners left in Guantanamo if the transfer is completed. The remaining inmates include the ten people who are believed to have plotted the September 11, 2001 attacks. The rest of the prisoners have not been officially charged but are viewed as too dangerous to release.
When Obama came into office, there were 242 detainees. If this transfer is allowed, then he will have released 200 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
This is another example of Obama’s sympathy for terrorists and why he should have never been president of this nation. These criminals were in one of the toughest prisons for a reason, but Obama couldn’t care less. He would release the 9/11 terrorists if he could!
This is echoed by the liberals who constantly criticize Guantanamo Bay and are demanding that Obama use an executive order to close the prison for good, but it doesn’t look like this is going to happen, according to administration officials.
“While welcome, these transfers are not nearly sufficient,” said Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA’s director of Security with Human Rights. “We are demanding and expecting bold moves from President Obama to finally shutter the detention camp at Guantanamo in his final days. He must not leave it to Trump.”
Obama’s failure must be nagging at him because Donald Trump has already stated that he wants to keep the prison running. He even plans to fill it back up with some really “bad dudes.” So, I guess thanks are in order for making some room, Obama.
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