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Obama administration drafting plan to definitively close Guantánamo prison

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 - 07:15 UTC
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It was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees. Obama vowed to close it within a year when he came to office in 2009. It was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees. Obama vowed to close it within a year when he came to office in 2009.
“In the final stages of drafting a plan to safely, responsibly, the prison at Guantánamo and to present that plan to Congress,” announced Earnest “In the final stages of drafting a plan to safely, responsibly, the prison at Guantánamo and to present that plan to Congress,” announced Earnest

The White House said it was in the final stage of drafting a plan for closing the Guantánamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects, racing against time to resolve one of President Barack Obama's most intractable problems. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the administration hoped to “short circuit” opposition from Republicans in Congress who have blocked Obama from closing the prison.

 Republicans have barred transfers to the US from the facility at the Guantánamo Bay US Naval base in Cuba. The administration has also faced resistance in the Pentagon to repatriating those still seen as a potential threat.

The prison has been the source of alleged abuses, including the waterboarding of prisoners under interrogation, and the White House says it is used as a propaganda tool for militant groups recruiting supporters to fight America.

It was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees. Obama vowed to close it within a year when he came to office in 2009.

“The administration is ... in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely, responsibly, closing the prison at Guantánamo and to present that plan to Congress,” Earnest told a regular briefing.

There were two transfers of prisoners to their homeland or third countries this year that cut the total there from 127 to 116. Washington has ruled out sending 69 Yemenis home because of the chaotic security situation in their homeland

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  • ChrisR

    The actions of 'No Money Pepe', the former murdering commie bastard of a president saddled the country with some of these Muslim bastards.

    And hasn't it worked out well, NOT.

    These ragheads are crying about not enough money is given to them even though a Policia Caminera (highway Police) only earns UYU 13,000 per month (U$D 485 pm) to keep him family on, pay tax and rent ect. For this he has to work shifts and carry a gun for a 'living'.

    They get a house, FOC, pay no taxes on their UYU 42,000 pm for a family of four. No rent and no work to be done for the money.

    Now the present government (a different flavour of the ubiquitous Broad Fraud) want them to work for the money, pay rent and taxes and they are complaining and carrying out protests!

    The twat Obumma should be forced to have this bunch living with him in his personal home when he gats kicked out of the Whitehouse because nobody I have spoken to here wants them.

    Alternatively a single shot to the head of each of them would stop the problems developing out of hand.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 07:19 pm 0
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