Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Appears to Join Al Qaeda in Yemen
December 10, 2015 10:56 am
Ibrahim al-Qosi, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and cook for Osama bin Laden, appears to have joined the al Qaeda branch in Yemen.
The Long War Journal first reported that al-Qosi, one of the first detainees at the military prison in Cuba, appears as one of the senior leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in a video released by the terror group this week.
Al-Qosi was transferred to his native country of Sudan in July 2012 after striking at deal with U.S. military prosecutors and pleading guilty to conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist. His 14-year sentence was shortened, and he left the detention facility after a decade of imprisonment.
The al Qaeda operative reportedly joined AQAP last year and became one of its leaders. In the video released by the group called “Guardians of Sharia,” al-Qosi encourages acts of “individual jihad” against the United States and other western nations.
When a common citizen aids or abets a criminal … be it deliberately or accidentally, under duress or in a fit of fanciful cluelessness … they sometimes are indicted and forced to go to trial for their freedom (charged as an accessory to the crime(s) ).
That probably won’t happen to the Chief Executive despite his rather openly advocating the policy that set al-Qosi free. As official scorer I am preparing to give Obama an “assist” in any of the “individual jihad” casualties that result from this breathtaking IMO mistake (al-Qosi’s release from Guantanamo).
It’s a President’s job to keep American citizens safe as Commander in Chief.
Too much of his power has been concentrating on battling the Little Sisters of the Poor … and not enough on keeping “al-Quaeda leaders” out of commission IMO.