Five Yemeni Detainees Leave Guantanamo

Five Yemeni detainees have left Guantanamo. Four were sent to Oman and one was sent to Estonia.

122 detainees remain.

Senior U.S. officials say they hope to accelerate transfers in 2015 of the dozens of prisoners already cleared for release from Guantanamo and to complete reviews that could clear others to be moved. Obama is taking a more active role in the renewed effort to close the facility, pressing foreign heads of state to accept detainees and making a fiscal case for shutting the prison, which costs $400 million to $500 million a year to operate.

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    Pretty pricey. But if the The claim by the (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 11:42:58 PM EST
    terrorists in Yemen that they commanded and controlled the murders in Paris,...  A quandry.

    As opposed to the quandry (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 11:41:39 AM EST
    of incarcerating people without charge or due process?

    What quandary,,, (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by kdog on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 01:15:15 PM EST
    we know the Yemenis in our gulag could not have had anything to do with the terrorist attack in Paris....they're Yemenis, not the Borg.

    I'm wondering which investigative journalist (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by oculus on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 04:37:11 PM EST
    is tracking the persons released. That will be a very interesting book.

    Journalists (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by kdog on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 06:23:27 PM EST
    will be the least of their "trackers".

    As dirty as we did these people, the least we can do at this point is leave them the f#ck alone and hope they're forgiving sorts.


    I don't have any sources to give you, but (none / 0) (#6)
    by NYShooter on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 01:02:38 PM EST
    I heard, just the other day, that there are figures on who, and how many, once released, went and rejoined their jihadist brethren.

    It wasn't a lot, but, it wasn't none, either.


    Excerpt from NYT (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 12:41:49 PM EST
    editorial (on line now):  
     Out of the 88 prisoners who have been released since January 2009, six are known to have become involved with terrorist or insurgent groups, and one is suspected of having done so, a 6.1 percent recidivism rate. During the Bush years, more than 33 percent of the 532 detainees released were confirmed or suspected to have rejoined the fight, according to statistics released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last September.