We keep letting these GITMO detainees out, even when they are medium to high risk as we pretend jihadist rehab training works. If we bring them back to the states and imprison them, they eventually get released and they radicalize prisoners while in captivity.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.
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.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was arrested by US Forces-Iraq on 2 February 2004 near Fallujah and detained at Camp Bucca detention center under his name Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badry as a “civilian internee” until December 2004, when he was recommended for release by a Combined Review and Release Board. In December 2004, he was released as a “low level prisoner”.
The five Taliban exchanged for deserter and possible traitor Bowe Bergdahl have been in contact with the Taliban and have received visits in Qatar from al Qaeda members. They move around freely and have served al Qaeda.
April, 2015, an ex-Guantanamo detainee named Jamal Kiyemba has been arrested as a suspect in the assassination of Joan Kagezi, a senior counterterrorism prosecutor in Uganda. At the time of her death late last month, Kagezi was playing a lead role in the trial of 12 men who are accused of taking part in bombings in the capital of Kampala on July 11, 2010.
January, 2015, a former Guantanamo detainee, Mullah Raouf Khadim, is reportedly leading a contingent of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. Khadim’s role was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press (AP). Raouf had served as a top Taliban military leader until he and his allies lost an internal power struggle, paving the way for him to switch allegiances. “A number of tribal leaders, jihadi commanders and some ulema [religious leaders] and other people have contacted me to tell me that Mullah Raouf had contacted them and invited them to join him,” the AP quoted Gen. Mahmood Khan, an Afghan military official, as saying.
December, 2014, Obama’s rubber stamp release committee sent four dangerous insurgents from GITMO to Afghanistan. They were recommended for continued detention.
December, 2014, ex-GITMO detainee Ibrahim Rubaish was to the US government’s list of terrorists. State describes Rubaish as “a senior leader of AQAP,” who “serves as a senior advisor for AQAP operational planning and is involved in the planning of attacks.” He went through one of the jihadist rehabilitation camps.
November, 2014, an ex-Guantanamo detainee based in northern Pakistan is leading an effort to recruit jihadists for the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria. Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, who was detained at Guantanamo for three years, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
All of this information was taken from the Long War Journal but there are many more. We know that at least a third of GITMO detainees are engaged in terrorism, many are leaders.
We’ve been warned: