And now the New York Times informs us that 9 additional detainees - released from Gitmo - have rejoined their Jihadi friends:
Eleven Saudis who were released from Guantánamo Bay, and then passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists are now believed to have fled the country and joined terrorist groups abroad.It gets even more interesting than that. But first, the following tidbit from Nhatky News:
The 11 former detainees include two who were already identified last month as members of a Yemeni terrorist group. Their names were on a list of 85 wanted terrorism suspects made public Tuesday by the Saudi Interior Ministry.
President Barack Obama’s administration is conducting a full policy review on Iran which is expected to include Tehran’s role in Afghanistan, while the head of NATO, which leads some 55,000 troops in Afghanistan, said dialogue with Iran was crucial to fighting the insurgency there.In truth, this is already old news. Back in December, Barack Obama said the same thing, namely, that after he is sworn in as president, Tehran would have a role to play in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. And back then, I pointed out as follows:
Now, let's return to the New York Times' article:
Barack Obama plans to enlist the help of the Iranians to bring stability to both Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the 9/11 commission report detailing Iran's collaboration with Al Qaeda and other indications that Iran worked in Unison with Al Qaeda, and despite Iran's overall aggression and support of terror.
Sadly, Barack Obama fails to comprehend the true nature of global terrorism and its sponsors.
But even sadder than that is the fact that many Americans fail to understand just how naive Barack Obama really is.
In addition to releasing the list of 85 terrorism suspects, Saudi officials made a striking accusation: one of the men on it, Abdullah al-Qarawi, is a Saudi who has been operating from Iran for three years.So why does Barack Obama keep insisting that Iran must play a role in the future of Afghanistan, when the Iranian regime is clearly supporting Al Qaeda's terrorist operations?
Mr. Qarawi, 35, is believed to have been behind some of the terrorist attacks in recent years inside Saudi Arabia, said a Saudi security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying he was not authorized to discuss the matter in public.
Known to followers as “the Star,” Mr. Qarawi is in charge of leading Al Qaeda’s operations in the Persian Gulf and Iran, and of bringing new members into Afghanistan, the official said. He is believed to have more than 100 Saudis working for him in Iran, where they move about freely, the official added.
Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran in the past of harboring Qaeda members...
I can't answer that question, and neither can Obama. But apparently, he's not planning on changing his game-plan anytime soon.