Obama Administration Sets Terrorist Free

The Obama’s administration has transferred a known terrorist to the beautiful island of Cabo Verde.

Sunday morning the Pentagon announced the release of known al-Qaida operative, Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

According to the administration and military officials on the Periodic Review Board, Balzuhair, a 34-year-old Yemeni native was said to be “quite pleasant” even though he admittedly lied to interrogators while imprisoned and is known to have direct ties with al-Qaida.

On July 11th the Review Board issued their statement believing Balzuhair no longer posed a national security threat. They determined him to be a “low-level fighter”  who no longer supported “extremist ideologies” and has since cut his “extremist ties.”

Shawqi Awad Balzuhair in a photo from his 2008 prison profile.

Shawqi Awad Balzuhair in a photo from his 2008 prison profile.

Congress has done it’s best to try and stop Obama’s administration from closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center. There are 59 detainees remaining in Guantanamo Bay.

The Pentagon stated, “The United States is grateful to the Government of Cabo Verde for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The United States coordinated with the Government of Cabo Verde  to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.”

H/T:  The Daily Caller


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