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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

YEMEN PRESIDENT SAYS 94 GITMO PRISONERS COMING HOME, GITMO TERROR ALARM 94 'CAN'T BE FREED', WAKE UP PRESIDENT OBAMA DO WE NEED ANOTHER USS COLE ?

January 24 2009, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president says his country is preparing to take back 94 Yemeni prisoners from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, (CLICK IMAGE OF DAMAGED USS COLE TO ENLARGE).

President Ali Abdullah Saleh told Yemeni security officials Saturday the U.S. will release the prisoners within the next three months, and promised to make sure they do not escape and rejoin extremists groups.

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday to close the controversial facility within one year, but there are questions about what to do with the terrorists suspects still held there.

Earlier this week, two men claiming to be former prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility appeared on a video tape, claiming they had rejoined al-Qaida and are now senior militant officials in Yemen.

Pakistan's foreign ministry Saturday expressed support for the U.S. decision to shut the center, saying it adds what it called a "much needed moral dimension in dealing with terrorism."

According to a list compiled by the Washington Post, there are currently six Pakistani nationals being held at Guantanamo. They include top suspects accused of planning the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

The U.S. Defense Department says as many as 61 former Guantanamo prisoners have returned to terrorism. On Friday, U.S. security officials confirmed that a man released from the facility in late 2007 has become the deputy leader of al-Qaida's branch in Yemen. Mr. Obama has ordered a review of all 245 detainees at the center, to decide how to prosecute those that may have committed crimes.

On December 12, 2000 USS Cole (DDG-67), once a powerful symbol of U.S. military might, limped home aboard the Norwegian transport ship M/V Blue Marlin (see photo above) for repairs to a gaping hole left by a bomb attack in Yemen that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The destroyer, unable to sail under its own steam, was carried into a cold & choppy Pascagoula Bay by the heavy-lift vessel Blue Marlin after a 6 week voyage from Yemen.


Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc private Detective Agecny
Sarasota Fl