Guantanamo Bay and its detainees have frequently been in the news lately. One of the detainees, Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani, a man suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden, has recently posted a dating profile on Match.com captioned “detained but ready to mingle.” I bet he is. Via various forums, Muhammed has lately commented on Lebron James, Caitlyn Jenner, the Ashley Madison website and the state of South Dakota. Go figure. (Match.com has now apparently suspended his account due to the recent publicity).
Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir was scheduled to be released from “Gitmo” recently but balked at leaving, claiming he was “frightened” to leave the prison and go to a country where he has no family. You know it’s a nice “prison” when an inmate doesn’t want leave.
Then there is Rahman al-Shumrani who openly and repeatedly vowed that he would “kill as many Americans as I can” upon his release from the facility. His file is filled with quotes in which he vowed to kill Americans both here and abroad. His file also contains this passage pertaining to his suitability for release: “If released without rehabilitation, close supervision, and means to successfully reintegrate into his society as a law-abiding citizen, it is assessed detainee would immediately seek out prior associates and reengage in hostilities and extremist support activities at home and abroad.”
President Obama, who was aware of al-Shumrani’s oft-declared intentions, approved his release. He is now at large.
(Roughly 30% of those released from Guantanamo have been confirmed or suspected of returning to the battlefield to attack Americans again. Can we Gitmo dumber?).