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Senate votes to prohibit Guantanamo
detainee transfers to US

The Hill (DC), by Ramsey Cox

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/30/2012 5:55:56 AM

The Senate late Thursday night approved a Republican amendment that would prohibit the transfer of terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) to U.S. prisons. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced amendment 3245, which would prevent the Department of Defense from using funds to move suspected terrorists from Gitmo facilities to prisons within the United States. Ayotte said Thursday that she feared that those presumed terrorists would seek legal rights in U.S. courts. She added that the Gitmo facility is far more secure since it’s protected by the military.

Sit down, Senator Feinstein.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 11/30/2012 5:59:09 AM     (No. 9040651)

omg the senate does something right

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/30/2012 6:01:53 AM     (No. 9040653)

Thank you!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/30/2012 6:11:46 AM     (No. 9040664)

Sen. McCain was on Greta´s show a couple of nights ago and he said a terrorist who had killed 5 Americans (in Afghanistan?) had been released within the last two weeks. Read all about it in your local news. Oh, wait ....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/30/2012 6:37:58 AM     (No. 9040689)

Yeah supposedly this would save taxpayers $110 million a year like the left has found religion on spending all of a sudden. It would cost many times that to retrofit prisons on the mainland to house these creeps.

Despite Obama obsessive outreach to muslims they are still held in low regard by m
ost people,especially ones who have attacked this or that.

If you´re going to close Gitmo to terrorists reopen it to house kinpin drug dealers.That is anyone who has sold more than an ounce of pot/s.
The left claims letting pot offenders loose out of fed prisons would save money but less than 2% of federal inmates are there for pot offenses.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/30/2012 6:53:18 AM     (No. 9040703)

I am shocked that something good happened in the Senate. Lets see if Obama follows through on his veto threat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 11/30/2012 7:04:34 AM     (No. 9040714)

It only forbids the DoD from using funds for the transfer!

Doesn´t say anything about the DoD remanding custody to the DOJ, or Federal Marshals for transfer to the United States...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/30/2012 7:15:17 AM     (No. 9040731)

...one small step for man.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/30/2012 7:35:55 AM     (No. 9040761)

They should have sent these detainees to Feinstein´s neighborhood

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/30/2012 9:36:20 AM     (No. 9040982)

If I remember correctly, the DOJ has already purchased a prison in IL for these special inmates. Of course Obama will retire to Hawaii in 2016 so he won´t have to have these terrorists in his neighborhood. This is one time I feel sorry for the state of Lincoln.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/30/2012 9:36:25 AM     (No. 9040983)

Isn´t that why the administration bought that prison in Ill.? Job security for his former home state.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: toddh, 11/30/2012 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9041051)

If they are brought to U.S. soil there will never be a trial. They´ll just grow beards.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/30/2012 12:27:37 PM     (No. 9041420)

There is a big legal difference between the suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay and the convicted terrorists being incarcerated in a number of US Federal Prisons. The suspected terrorists at Guantanamo have not been convicted of crimes, where the terrorists in US Prisons have all been convicted of felony crimes.

That difference means a lot when one goes into a US courtroom and applies for political asylum in the USA claiming that one might be killed if returned to his or her home country. Where a convicted terrorist would probably have little chance of ever being granted political asylum, a foreigner simply suspected of being a terrorist could well end up being released into American society by a judge in accordance with provisions written into the really very liberal immigration laws relating to asylum and withholding of deportation.

In the long-run it would better if they stayed at Guantanamo Bay, with most of them eventually being returned to their home countries, or better yet being detained in a new facility built someplace in Antarctica.

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