Saturday, October 3, 2015

Another secret agreement???

Did Barack do yet another secret agreement?  Did he agree to vacate Guantanamo and not tell the American people?

Up to 10 U.S. Department of Defense officers will visit Colorado in the next two weeks to determine the suitability of transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay to prisons in Florence and Cañon City.
"The Department of Defense notified Congress today that it will undertake additional site surveys within the next few weeks at Colorado State Penitentiary II," said Cmdr. Gary Ross of the U.S. Navy, a Department of Defense spokesman.
The federal officers will be looking at a medium-security prison in the federal complex in Florence and a vacant, maximum-security state prison in Cañon City.
Officials did not say how many Guantanamo detainees would be under consideration for transfer to Colorado, but dozens remain at the U.S. base in Cuba.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., strongly objects to the plan to bring detainees to Colorado.
WATCH: Dept. of Defense considering two Colorado prisons to house Guantanamo Bay detainees and more
"I remain opposed to any plan to bring Guantanamo terrorists to Colorado," Gardner said in a statement. "I call on the Obama Administration to immediately halt any consideration of this irresponsible idea."
U.S. Sen. Bennet, D-Colo., also raised objections.
"The Department of Defense has no authority to transfer these prisoners or make such modifications and they have made no case that it makes sense to do so," Bennet said in a statement.
Gov. John Hickenlooper said he wants to have a full understanding of the costs, risk and impacts for Colorado. At present, there are no plans, nor is it legal under federal law, to move detainees to the U.S., he said in a statement.
One of the options is to house inmates at Colorado State Penitentiary II, or Centennial South Correctional Facility.
The prison, completed in 2010, was mothballed in 2012 following a change in policy that dramatically decreased the number of inmates held in maximum-security state facilities.
"We have certainly been looking for something to do with that empty prison," said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. "We continue to pay for it."
The prison, which has 948 single-bed cells, cost $208 million. Annual payments are $20 million, she said.
The other option is to put Guantanamo Bay inmates at Federal Correctional Institute Florence, which currently holds more than 1,000 inmates.
The medium-security prison is in the same complex as Administrative Maximum Penitentiary, often called the Alcatraz of the Rockies or Supermax, which is the highest security prison in the federal prison system. It houses terrorists including Zacarias Moussaoui, a 9/11 conspirator; Faisal Shahzad, linked to the 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt; and Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Ross said the team will assess potential locations for holding a limited number of current Guantanamo detainees in the United States, and to assess the costs associated with doing so.
Currently there are 114 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay. Of those, 53 are earmarked for transfer to other countries. Most of the remaining 61 have also been approved for transfer to other countries, but arrangements have not been made for their transfer, Ross said.
"We are in the process of looking for a suitable country to send most of the detainees," Ross said. "Ten of the detainees are facing criminal charges for alleged terrorist acts."
A DoD team visited the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. in August, and the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C. in September as part of the review, Ross said.
"The process to find a suitable location is complex and time consuming," he said. "We want to complete the plan as soon as possible and propose a plan for closing Guantanamo Bay."

The citizens of Colorado do not want them here yet the administration seems to want to shove them down our throats.   The president with hos own agenda marches ahead in spite of what the people want.  Consider the other implications, they will now be subject to the US court systems and possibly released in America.



  1. grin and bear it. You have bitched for 7 years that he lied about Guantanamo. This is the problem in Washington Lou Bitch because he doesn't do something then bitch when he does. He has to operate in this fashion because he is always damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. I can't think of a better place to move these suspects to.

    1. They probably should grant the remaining terrorists at gitmo full tuition at Duke.

    2. why not Durham is full of a bunch of yehoos anyway. They'd fit right in.

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  2. Interesting as few care unless they land in their back yard, then they are up in arms.

    1. Or they could release them in Chicago on a Saturday night. The terrorists would be terrorized.

    2. Hey Lou William suggested Durham I said bring 'em on. We oughta just let them go back to where they came from or kill them. Hell we kill Americans for less don't we.