Just 90 miles from the state of Florida, USA, is Guantanamo Bay detention facility. This has been a prison for those persons expected of being a part of the 9-11 attack on the United States. Most people don’t know anything about them: where they are from or how dangerous they are to the free world. Over a period of time, many have been released…(to where?)…one may ask.
President Obama has called for the closing of the facility. Here are some facts that should interest everyone about those released. As of March, 2016, 147 detainees have been released by Mr. Obama. It is known for certain that at least 6 of those set free have returned to terrorism and military activity. There are 91 detainees still being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Another question one may ask is “How many of those released, that we do not know about their activities, are re-engaged in terrorism toward the entire free world? How many of them have been directly or indirectly a part of the terrorist plots around the world?”
It also may be interesting to know some facts about where these released people from Guantanamo have gone. The New York Times has identified 58 countries as the places the released detainees have been sent. Whether they stayed there is not known. Perhaps one or more of these former prisoners are living in your country and in your neighborhood wherever you live worldwide. There is little optimism that time spent at Guantanamo Bay has rehabilitated any of the prisoners. Those for maintaining the facility believe that it keeps terrorists away from the planning of more destruction and death worldwide. Those opposed keeping it and agree that it should be closed, think that it only hardens the prisoners to become more radical in their beliefs.
Reading this list of countries where the released detainees were sent should make everyone in the world concerned about their homeland’s national security.
Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Britain, Morocco, Sudan, Kuwait, Albania, Tajikistan, France, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Russia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Georgia, Qatar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain, Spain, Jordan, Turkey, Bermuda, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Somalia, Tunisia, Iran, Ghana, El Salvador, Italy, Libya, Mauritania, Ireland, Portugal, United State, Australia, Senegal, Canada, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sweden, Uganda, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Latvia, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Montenegro, Chad.
Information and Credits: GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA – ( Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) U.S. military guards move a detainee inside the American detention center for “enemy combatants” on September 16, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As of 2016, 91 detainees remain at the detention center, which was opened by the Bush administration after the attacks of 9/11. The facility is run by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, located on the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay on the southeastern coast of Cuba. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)