Did You Know...



By Michelle Malkin  •  January 13, 2009 05:09 PM


That’s the number of jihadi recidivists who returned to their terror-waging ways after being released from Gitmo.

Go ahead and leave your bets on what the number will be a year after Barack Obama takes office.

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed and 43 suspected of “returning to the fight.”

He said the figures, updated at the end of December, showed a higher rate of recidivism than seen in a previous report showing 37 former detainees as active militants.

He provided no details about the detainees or their countries of origin.

“The overall known terrorist re-engagement rate has increased to 11 percent” from about 7 percent, Morrell said.

The numbers were generated by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency based on fingerprints, photographs and intelligence reports, he said.

President-elect Barack Obama, who takes office on Tuesday, is expected to issue an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, possibly within his first week in office.

About 255 men are still held at the U.S.-run naval base in Cuba, a symbol of aggressive interrogation methods that exposed the United States to allegations of torture.



A timely Scrappleface spoof: Gitmo Closing, States Vie to Woo Inmates as Residents

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Gitmo

Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!

October 7, 2015 08:23 AM by Michelle Malkin

No means no: Keep Gitmo jihadists out of America!

August 11, 2015 11:04 PM by Michelle Malkin

SFC Christopher Speer is dead. Omar Khadr is free

May 8, 2015 04:34 AM by Michelle Malkin

State Dept. unveils neighborhood watch logo to guard against repeat of the Crusades

February 22, 2015 09:54 AM by Doug Powers


James Taylor also on standby

Strategic patience: Obama admin unveils global security policy that will carry lots of ‘wait’

February 6, 2015 06:57 PM by Doug Powers


You’ve got a friend

Categories: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Gitmo, Politics, Terrorist attacks, War, White Flag Democrats

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook