Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Obama's Post-Gitmo "Catch & Release" Jihadist Policy

by JASmius

An ISIS operative just captured by U.S. Special Forces troops won't be going to, or getting anywhere near, Gitmo.  In fact, nobody seems to know where the Regime will be putting him or what they'll be doing with him, because they've "outsourced" his ultimate disposition:

Questions immediately arose about what would be done with those captured alive after they have been interrogated.

U.S. officials said they don't intend to establish a long-term American facility to hold Islamic State detainees, reported the New York Times, and Obama administration officials ruled out sending any to the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. [emphases added]

Well, then, where?

Here's a hint: You're not going to like the answer.

CNN said two U.S. officials confirmed the ISIS operative was captured in northern Iraq as part of a highly secretive two hundred-member targeting team led by the Army's elite Delta Force. They said the detainee is being interrogated by the U.S....

....and is expected to be turned over to Iraqi officials in coming days. [emphasis added]

This would be the same "Iraqi army" that gets routed by ISIS forces a tenth their size.


The Times said the unidentified detainee was being interrogated in a temporary facility in the Kurdish city of Erbil, but defense officials cited by the newspaper provided few other details.

A[n Obam]agon spokesman declined to comment on details of the force’s missions but said any detention would be “short term and coordinated with Iraqi authorities,” said the Times
Iraqi and Kurdish military spokesmen declined immediate comment, said Reuters.

He'll be back with ISIS and on the battlefield within....what?  A month?  A couple of weeks?  Or maybe the Iraqis will turn him over to the Iranians, who will then deploy him with Hamas or Hezbollah, or perhaps use him to coordinate their "overseas operations".  The possibilities may be endless.

It's just that none of them will be good for us.  The only option that would have fit that description is sending him to Gitmo.

Or shooting him.  After the waterboarding was completed, that is.

So why bother capturing ISIS "operatives" in the first place?  Or deploying Delta Force?  Seems like a masturbatory waste of time and resources to me.

But it does sound good on the six o'clock news, doesn't it?

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