For background, The LA Times (followed by an excerpt of my TAH post) said:
There are 17 Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gers) at Guantanamo. A U.S. official familiar with the discussions over their release said that as many as seven could be resettled in the U.S., possibly in two or more small groups.
Officials have not said where in the United States they might live. But many Uighur immigrants from China live in Washington’s Virginia suburbs, and advocates have urged that the detainees be resettled near people who speak their language and are familiar with their customs.
Why the plan to release them into the general population? Some in our government no longer consider them enemy combatants and fear that, if returned to China, they could be tortured.
The Uighurs oppose the Chinese government but do not consider the U.S.government a direct enemy. Still, many of the Uighurs hold strict views of what is permitted under Islam.
Within the prison, Uighurs are not considered a grave threat and are allowed greater freedom, such as television privileges, than other detainees.
But the TV privileges underscored potential difficulties to come, according to one current and one former U.S.official. Not long after being granted access to TV, some of the Uighurs were watching a soccer game. When a woman with bare arms was shown on the screen, one of the group grabbed the television and threw it to the ground, according to the officials.
Let me get this straight, they’re not a threat but destroyed a television when a bare-armed woman came on the screen? So what happens if, say, in their Northern Virginia neighborhood, they happen to come upon a neighbor who is unwinding in front of the TV on a Friday night with a beer while watching some adult cable channel on TV?
Is this absurd or what? These liberals are acting under the delusion that the Gitmo detainees are the equivalent of petty criminals who broke into a house or stole CDs from Wal Mart. These are people who were trained by and have committed acts of terrorism for al-Qaeda. Remember, also, anywhere from 61 to 102 released Gitmo detainees have returned to the battlefield to kill more Americans. Given a chance to be either imprisoned or released within America, only a misguided fool would think they won’t jump at the chance to commit an act of terrorism here
That's from Saturday. Yesterday, while everyone was distracted with the mostly media hyped swine flu, as well as the 24 hour liberal MSM Obasm called "That One's 100th Day In Office: How Great Thou Art....How Great Thou Art," not many noticed that terrorist friendly Attorney General Eric Holder was speaking in Berlin, as Andy McCarthy at NRO put it:
...discussing what he doesn't seem to want to talk about much in the United States: the Obama administration's emerging plan to comply with the President's arbitrary January 2010 deadline for closing Guantanamo Bay by throwing open the door and releasing trained jihadists into the United States (among other places). Fox News is reporting that, in addition to the Uighurs, another 13 combatants have now been "cleared" for release — bringing the total to 30. And when many, if not the vast majority, of the people who trained to kill you end up here, you'll get to pay for it! Fox elaborates:
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has indicated that detainees released in the U.S. would likely receive government assistance to help them return to society — one they've never been a part of. "If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," Blair said last month. "You can't just put them on the street."
Today, Jed Babbin at Human Events writes even more disturbing news.
Moving quickly to release Chinese Uighur terrorists into the United States, Obama administration officials have -- for the second time -- overridden objections of federal agencies responsible for national security.
The first time -- as I reported on April 20 -- the White House overrode the inter-agency panel it created from all the national security agencies to review all the cases of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. That panel found that the seventeen Uighurs -- members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement captured at an al-Queda training camp in Pakistan -- were too dangerous to release in the United States.
Now -- according to a federal agency source who requested anonymity -- the White House has also overridden opposition to the release from both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.
Beginning yesterday and continuing today, Obama administration officials are briefing key members of Congress on the release, which may happen as early as next week. There apparently has been no decision on where the Uighurs will be turned loose. Earlier reports suggested they could be released in Alexandria, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
This is so mindlessly INSANE! Our own Department of Homeland Security actually got something right for a change and opposed the release of these terrorists in America. Yet Obama says "No way" and wants to release them regardless!?!?!?! What the Hell is this guy's problem? Are he and every BDS suffering Democrat so delusional to think George Bush and Dick Cheney just found 15 Chinese immigrants stealing hubcaps, labeled them terrorists and threw them into Gitmo for their own entertainment? What else are we to expect from an administration so forgetful of 9/11 they don't see anything wrong buzzing New Yorkers with a jumbo jet for a taxpayer funded photo op.
Remember. Anywhere from 61 to 102 Gitmo detainees have returned to terrorism. What kind of delusion is the Obama Administration under, that a welfare check and some food stamps will remove the "root causes" of these terrorists' destructive rage? How are they so sure these Uighurs will not seek recruits and unleash acts of terrorism in the DC area?
This is an issue that local officials in Virginia, DC and Congress need to battle this administration on. This is a matter of national security and the safety of American lives, and we shouldn't become guinea pigs in this administration's little treasonous social experiment with these terrorists.
Let just ONE American citizen die at the hands of one of these released terrorists and this Administration must be held responsible for this failure to uphold their oath of office to protect this nation.