Yes, Obama wants to put the people left who masterminded this and other attacks on the mainland.
Good old Judicial Watch. This week the government watchdog published information on what the U.S. Federal Government wants to do with the inmates remaining at Guantanamo Bay. The short list of places where we can actually put these people and be reasonably sure that they won’t get out or be able to communicate freely with others in the continuous 48 states really consists of the Supermax in Florence, Colorado, and very little else. Fort Leavenworth and the Navy Brig have been mentioned. Officials in Colorado, Kansas, and South Carolina where the named facilities are have all objected. Loudly, and in most cases quite publicly.
This information was contained in a letter written by the sheriffs in every county in Colorado to the Obama Administration. The sheriffs also reveal in that letter that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, has nearly 1,000 open probes of ISIS activity going on in the USA. A thousand probes is a lot of terrorists given what we saw last night in Paris. (One is one too many.) The people who run the prisons in question, if the terrorists from Guantanamo Bay are transferred there, would be responsible for their imprisonment. That’s not exactly fair given the nature of the prisoners involved.
However, there is an aspect of their concern given their proximity to the Supermax and actually doing the job of law enforcement that the Obama Administration sure as heck doesn’t care about:
While civilian prisons were built to keep inmates in, they were not designed to deter or repel organized attacks from the outside.
As sheriffs, we are tremendously concerned that our communities can and will be endangered if civilian prisons inside our state are utilized to hold enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay. Recent history has shown us repeated examples around the globe of coordinated, violent attacks against prisons holding radical Islamic militants. We strongly protest actions that might well add our state to the list of locations where such deadly attacks have occurred.
The locations that the Department of Defense recently scouted for proposed transfer of these detainees are in close proximity to densely-populated areas of Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Buckley Air Force Base, and Fort Carson. Pueblo is home to the U.S. Army’s Chemical Weapons Depot.
Further adding to our statewide concern is the reality that any detainees housed in our state will likely be accessing the federal court system. That will require transporting them to the federal district courts or federal court of appeals, located in Denver. The transportation of these detainees from Freemont County to the Denver metropolitan area will cross many counties and will create many safety and security threats to our communities that must be addressed by Colorado sheriffs.
These are not small concerns. Not at all considering the hundreds of probes ongoing by the FBI of people either affiliated with these terrorists or at least on watch lists of people wanting to be affiliated. This would mean keeping an eagle eye on all sorts of individuals and risking public safety any time one of these prisoners has to be moved.
France may not always be on the same page as the United States when it comes to foreign policy and the world’s security, but we now see that they are one of the ground zeros for the radical Islamic takeover of the west. We in the United States can learn from their experience. Keep the jihadis in Cuba now that we know there are hundreds of investigations open. Otherwise, we would be leading the ISIS wannabes and sleeper cells into temptation.