Posted by: infideltaskforce | February 11, 2015

You Won’t Believe What This Suspected Terrorist Will Get When Freed From Gitmo

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Shaker Aamer, a Muslim detainee in Guantanamo for the last 13 years, has reportedly been accused by Defense Department officials of a number of serious terror-related offenses. According to the U.K. paper The Telegraph:

U.S. authorities have accused him of being a senior al-Qaida figure, who acted as a ‘special interpreter’ for Osama bin Laden, was trained in the handling of explosives, and with had alleged links to terror networks both in the U.K. and U.S.”

Yet, despite the detailed claims of terror links, the 48-year-old Aamer — the last Gitmo detainee considered to be British — has been cleared by the Obama administration for release from the detention facility. When he returns to the U.K., and to his wife and four children, Shaker Aamer will reportedly receive a rather substantial payment from the British government — an amount equaling close to $1.5 million.

he Telegraph says that similar sums were given to other British detainees who have been released from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. It’s curious to note, however, that the paper also says Aamer is a citizen of Saudi Arabia — still, the Brits would be providing his payment.

Critics of the deal to compensate the suspected terrorist claim the payment is, essentially, hush money.

On his website, Allen West blasts the anticipated payment to the suspected terrorist, calling it “insane.”

“Ok, let me explain this in simple southern vernacular — the U.K. government is about to unload about $1.5 million to an Islamic terrorist so he won’t take them to court.”

ITV News reports that President Obama and the British prime minister have worked together to secure Aamer’s release from Gitmo: “US President Barack Obama promised last month to prioritise the Briton’s case after talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, who said Mr Aamer’s situation was ‘important’ to him.”

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