U.S. President Barack Obama
In 2009 the Judiciary Report wrote that terrorists housed in Gitmo should not be freed, but transferred to a suitable, austere, maximum security prison in America, customized for such incarceration (Alcatraz would have been a very viable option). President Barack Obama disagreed and freed a number of dangerous terrorists, in what has since proven deadly for innocent civilians, who were the victims of acts of Jihad. Many reports from mainstream and independent news outlets state the terrorists Obama freed went right back to terrorism and have since killed many innocent people.
This is a tragedy that should not have occurred. However, the government knew before closing Gitmo that many detainees were returning to terrorism, but freed them anyway (In 7 Released From Gitmo Go Back To Terrorism). The number has risen even higher since the closure of Gitmo, with mainstream reports indicating 1 in 3 released have returned to terrorism.
It is incidents such as these that makes the American people question Obama’s dedication to fighting terrorism (Obama Administration Being Slammed By Americans For Refusing To Label San Bernardino Killings Terrorism). That and actually arming Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorists in a very unwise maneuver (Obama Administration Loses $500 Million Dollars In Taxpayer Money As Rebels They Trained Give U.S. Weapons And Equipment To Al Qaeda In Syria).
I do not comprehend the sense of letting dangerous criminals go. I also do not see the wisdom in Obama’s FBI allowing people in America to communicate with terrorists and become radicalized (FBI Knew About One Of The San Bernardino Terrorists In Advance But Allowed Her To Roam Free In America). There are several well documented incidents where the FBI sat back and watched as people in America communicated with terrorists, became radicalized and then went on to commit acts of terrorism that killed dozens of innocent people.
Under U.S. law, knowingly supporting a terrorist(s) is illegal (The FBI Is Locking Up People Over Retweets On Twitter). Yet the FBI keeps allowing this to happen, rather than picking up offenders in a timely fashion and many innocent people have paid a terrible price for it with their lives when deadly terrorists acts transpired.
Ex-Guantanamo detainee now an al Qaeda leader in Yemen
In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012. Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled “Guardians of Sharia.”...
Qosi’s appearance marks the first time he has starred in jihadist propaganda since he left Guantanamo. His personal relationship with Osama bin Laden and time in American detention make him an especially high-profile spokesman. A leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessment and other declassified files documented Qosi’s extensive al Qaeda dossier. In the threat assessment, dated Nov. 15, 2007, US intelligence analysts described Qosi as a “high” risk to the US and its allies. “Detainee is an admitted veteran jihadist with combat experience beginning in 1990 and it is assessed he would engage in hostilities against US forces, if released,” JTF-GTMO found...