The Obama Administration has transferred four Uighurs to Bermuda … Makes a Tourist Want to Go There … What, No Takers in Aruba?
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The Obama administration has transferred four Uighurs to Bermuda, this will do wonders for their tourism. Come to Bermuda, visit our beaches, play golf and meet our terrorists. The Obama Administrations plays NIMBY. Gitmo not good, US not good, but some how Bermuda is a perfect spot for resettled terror detainees. Approximately 650 miles from the US shore. What, Aruba would not take them?
TERRORISTS’ EXCELLENT VACATION! Gitmo Terrorists Off to Bermuda
The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States. I am sure our allies in the war on terror will appreciate this flip flop on the part of Barack Obama.
So, who are Bermuda’s new residents? And why would the Obama administration place travel restrictions on them?
Terrorists in Paradise
All four of them are members or associates of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (otherwise known as the Turkistan Islamic Party). The ETIM/TIP is a U.S. and UN designated terrorist organization affiliated with al Qaeda and has attacked civilians in China, as well as reportedly plotted against other targets elsewhere, including the U.S. embassy in Kyrgyzstan. According to the State Department, ETIM/TIP members have also fought alongside the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. And last year the organization threatened to attack the Olympic Games in China.
The four Uighurs attempted to deny any relationship with the ETIM/TIP, the Taliban, and al Qaeda during their CSRTs. But their denials are not credible. In the context of their denials they made important admissions.
But wait, Obama has put travel restrictions on these new Bermuda residents. If these individuals are not dangerous, why would they be given travel restrictions? And does anyone really think a terrorist is going to ask permission of the US before they come to America and bomb us? Seriously, how is one cleared of charges, not considered a threat to the United States and have travel restrictions placed on them? Nice mixed message Barack. In essence, it basically means they are not trusted and are considered a threat.
The Obama administration put out some seemingly mixed messages on the Uighur transfer, saying that their release to Bermuda would make the US safer, while insisting the government would guard against their travel to the US.
An Obama administration source told ABC News that “the Uighurs will not be able to travel to the United States unless the U.S. government consents in advance.”
Read the following amazing statement for AG Holder. Imagine if this same premise was used with a child sex offender, murderer or rapist? Let’s close the mean prison because it represents a bad image to child rapists and relocated them to an island close to Disney World. However, the sex offender needs permission to travel to Disney World in advance. Obama doing everything to close GITMO, even if it means endangering America.
Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that “by helping accomplish the President’s objective of closing Guantanamo, the transfer of these detainees will make America safer. We are extremely grateful to the government of Bermuda for its assistance in the successful resettlement of these four detainees, and we commend the leadership they have demonstrated on this important issue.”
So what is the result of The Chosen One’s reversal of policy and decision to send Uighurs to Bermuda? Britain, our ally is furious. It would seem that Obama did not consult with the Brits. Who is the cowboy now?
Remember how Obama was supposed to right our standing with America’s allies? Ace notes that he’s flopping badly in the UK:
But it appears that the Government of Bermuda failed to consult with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision to take in the Uighurs – whose return is demanded by Beijing – and it could now be forced to send them back to Cuba or risk a grave diplomatic crisis.
Exit Question: What will happen and who will be held responsible if one of these “cleared” detainees attacks America?