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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:40 AM

Trump closed an office that tracked ex-Gitmo inmates. Now we don't know where some went

Source: McClatchy

The Trump administration closed a diplomatic office designed to keep track of released Guantánamo inmates and make sure they didn’t return to their insurgencies. And now the U.S. government has lost track of several of them, including one who has returned to a terrorist-held part of Syria, a McClatchy investigation has found.

The Obama administration created the office of the Special Envoy for Guantánamo Closure with a mandate to negotiate and follow up on prisoner releases. President Donald Trump’s State Department emptied the office to underscore his campaign promise to keep open the U.S. military prison in Cuba, which today has 40 detainees.

One of the most glaring examples is that of former captive Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian who vanished from Uruguay last summer. Jose Gonzalez, executive adviser to Uruguay’s Interior Minister, told McClatchy that Dhiab walked across the Uruguay-Brazilian border, took a bus to Sao Paolo and caught a flight to Turkey. The Turkish Embassy in Washington said a search of Interior Ministry records found no evidence that he had arrived there.

Dhiab has been detected in south central Turkey where he has slipped in and out of the rebel held Idlib province, controlled by the al-Qaida affiliate al Nusra Front, according to a Syrian diplomatic source, citing Syrian intelligence. His mother is receiving medical care in Turkey, the Syrian said.

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Read more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/guantanamo/article220993900.html

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highplainsdem Nov 13 OP
greymattermom Nov 13 #1
Sunlei Nov 13 #2
aeromanKC Nov 13 #3
kimbutgar Nov 13 #4
not_the_one Nov 13 #7
SWBTATTReg Nov 13 #5
Docreed2003 Nov 13 #6

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:42 AM

1. How could he fly and not arrive?

Did he change passports during the flight?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:48 AM

2. he probably wants to just see his mother in hospital and not become a target.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:10 AM

3. Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Trump wants the release of prisoners to fail so that he can blame Obama.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:59 AM

4. He wants a terrorist attack on this country to declare martial law and seize the country

In a putinesque way.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

7. and closing the office

was just another step in allowing/hoping this to happen.

turdface is NOT going to go quietly. He knows his ass is grass, and before he hops on his private plane and heads to SA he is going to try and cause as much damage as possible. That will teach us to fuck with the mighty turd...

I hope he and his spawn, and ALL the enablers, DIE in jail.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 11:00 AM

5. Another glaring example of rump's incompetence...what more can be said? Traitor isn't protect...

ing the country, he's making things worse for all of us.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

6. How much more proof do we need

To show that Trump's ultimate goal is chaos and disorder?? He is following Putin's playbook. These acts are intentional and deserve to be looked into.

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