Hillary, read the news: Ex-GITMO detainee arrested in Spain for recruiting jihadists

Lahcen Ikassrien (photo: A. M. Xoubanova)

Remember last week when Hillary Clinton said about the Taliban 5: “These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here.”

No ma’am, you are missing the bigger picture here and are therefore not qualified to be president of the United States. We’ve already had a failed “first of” Democrat presidential experiment. These are barbaric savages hell bent on killing all of us. And because of liars and deceivers such as you, Obama and the media who fail to acknowledge this enemy, they get a pass. And here is yet another example of why you shall not — and Obama should no longer — be president.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Spanish police broke up what they said was a jihadist recruitment network in Madrid, led by a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, that sent volunteers to fight in Syria and Iraq with al-Qaida-inspired rebels.

Police detained nine people who allegedly fought alongside the Sunni militia Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, officials said. A person familiar with the probe said the suspected leader of the network is Lahcen Ikassrien, Moroccan by birth and nationalized Spanish. He spent four years at Guantanamo after he was captured in 2001 in Afghanistan, where he allegedly fought with the Taliban. He has denied being a Taliban member.

Alleged? I guess he was there in Afghanistan just to hike the Hindu Kush. And of course, if these fine fellas tell us they’re not Taliban members, of course they should be trusted — taquiyya anyone? They just want to go back home, take up yoga and start a milk and honey farm. How stupid can we be? Uh, really apparently.

Mr. Ikassrien’s detention is the latest chapter in a complex legal saga. Along with two other Spanish citizens, Mr. Ikassrien was released in 2005 to the custody of Spain’s authorities and released shortly thereafter due to lack of evidence that he belonged to any criminal groups.

And I don’t care who was president at the time, once these non-state non-uniform belligerent terrorists are taken off the battlefield they should rot in detention — for as long as Islamic terrorists wage their jihad. Thanks, Sen. Dick Durbin for comparing GITMO to concentration camps. If I’d been president when he made that insidious statement, I would have found a way to lock him in with these animals for 24 hours.

Western civilization must come to understand that once these jihadists take up arms in support of Islamic terrorism, they are unlawful enemy combatants — and their citizenship should be revoked. The enemy is using the Islamic principle of Hijra to migrate into our countries and subvert our way of life using our own rule of law. Under the Geneva Convention, they are not guaranteed any rights upon capture on the battlefield. We need to stop this liberal progressive victim concept and feeling sorry for these savages.

In Spain, Mr. Ikassrien has been a prominent voice for the closure of the Guantanamo camp, giving numerous interviews with local media and taking part in human-rights events organized by Amnesty International, according to Fernando Reinares, an expert in terrorism at Spain’s Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

“This detention comes to show that the idea many had, that the jihadists in Syria and elsewhere are a new generation that has no connection with the previous 9/11 generation, is completely false,” Mr. Reinares said. “What we see in fact, is that many of that older generation are now in leading positions all over the jihadist movement.” The deduction from Mr. Reinares’ statement is that the recently released Taliban 5 are just as viable and relevant as ever, regardless of being held for 12 years.

A number of former Guantanamo inmates have risen to prominence in jihadist groups, especially in recent years. By January, about 29% of 614 detainees released from the prison in Cuba had returned to violence, according to the Director of National Intelligence.

Yes, I am sick of misguided western benevolence towards a vile and vicious enemy whose raison d’être is our death and demise — and I’m really sick of folks who want to be president who just don’t get it — regardless of political party.


  1. “He has denied being a Taliban member.”

    Probably because he was an AQ member. Just a guess on my part. What with the whole “recruiting for ISIS” thang.

    • In the Koran, it gives them permission to deny and lie as long as their life if threatened and it’s called “taqiyya”. Of course he’s going to deny everything.

  2. Most people probably don’t know what taqiyya is…. Obviously Hildairy, Frankenkerry, and Obozo don’t, but that’s because they have not spent any REAL time in these areas where they have blundered. They are surrounded by people who only tell them good things so that THEY can advance their careers. Saw the military do it too with their seniors in Iraq. They THINK they know it all but that’s just smoke and mirrors and probably a hidden agenda… No surprise here with this guy. “Sign this paper and promise not to attack Americans or get involved with your group or terrorist activities ever ever ever… again and you can go home.” “OK!” If they could wipe their butt with it and still go home they would. The paper they sign is WORTHLESS… They can do that because of taqiyya. Just like the line from Animal House: “You (*cked up! You trusted us!” It’s sad that these buffoons are our representatives and if SHE gets elected… I don’t know how much more damage the U.S. could endure after this administration is finished…

    • Obama knows exactly what ‘taqiyya’ is and has been using it since he was brought forward by the Democrats (and many others) as the (false) Messiah of America. I seriously doubt that this usurper has ever uttered a truthful word in his lifetime other than those that solidify his Muslim ties with fitfully Blessed lies. “I don’t know how much more damage the U.S. could endure after this administration is finished…” Don’t think for a moment that Obama and his Administration will leave peacefully. The fool is so entrenched in his ‘Messiah Complex’ that he will seek to rule by the power of his own self-full-filling prophecy. Many will blindly follow him as they do now!

  3. This link is what the real islamists/muslims are all abou
    It takes a couple of minutes to kick into the English subtitles but it is extremely thorough in it’s explanation of what the Koran is all about.
    They will not ever give up till they get what they want


  4. I came up to you at C-PAC year before last and told you you would be President.
    You repeated that as a question and I answered yes. We shook hands and then a teeny bopper started screaming like at a Justin Bieber concert at seeing a famed human concert so I demurred .

    We need you and Ben and Cruz and Sessions and all of us. Thank you for standing in a stark profile and you deserve our backup. Keep that huge body guard who very smartly does not smile for anyone!!


    First lady Hillary Clinton gave Saul Alinsky’s army money and supported his communist radical projects during the white house years. WHY?

    In 1993 WACO, TX it was Hillary who gave the order to “Kill them all” and 86 Americans citizen including small children were burned to death.

    White House Aid Linda Tripp: “Hillary Directed Waco”.

    Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vince Foster to resolve the 1993 Waco stand-off in a move that led to the deaths of more than 80 men, women and children, former
    White House aide Linda Tripp charged in an interview.

    Tripp suggested that Foster, at Mrs. Clinton’s direction, transmitted the order to
    move on the Branch Davidian’s Waco compound, which culminated in a
    military-style CS gas attack on the wooden structure with DELTA FORCE.

    The compound their home burst into flames hours later as federal troops used a U.S. Army tanks to ram the building and insert flammable gas.

    Tripp described Foster’s demeanor as “dignified, decent, caring, smart”.
    But when Waco happened, Vince was falling apart.”

    Tripp said
    she was with the former deputy White House counsel when the news of the Waco
    assault broke on television.

    “A special bulletin came on showing the atrocity at Waco and the children. And his face, his whole body slumped, and his face turned white, and he was absolutely rushed knowing, knowing the part he had played.” “And he had played the part at Mrs. Clinton’s direction,” charged Tripp.

    Tripp was stunned by the contrast between Foster’s heartfelt emotion at the Waco tragedy and what she observed from Mrs. Clinton reaction, on the other hand, was

    When asked how the decision to move on Waco was transmitted, Tripp said, “Foster, Mrs. Clinton, (deputy Attorney General) Webb Hubbell, (Attorney General) Janet Reno.”

    In the film,”WACO A NEW REVELATION” director Michael McNulty included the account of former House Waco investigator T. March Bell.

    “One of the interesting things that happens in an investigation is that you get
    anonymous phone calls,” Bell explains in the film.

    “And we in fact received anonymous phone calls from Justice Department managers and attorneys who believe that pressure was placed on Janet Reno by Webb Hubbell, and pressure that came from the first lady of the United States.”

    At the film’s premier, Bell said that phone logs obtained by House investigators
    indicated that Mrs. Clinton, Foster and Hubbell worked on Waco together.

    “Those phone logs were Webb Hubbell’s phone logs. There were calls from the first lady and Vince Foster to Webb Hubbell’s office” during the Waco crisis, he

    Bell said Mrs. Clinton grew more and more impatient as the Waco standoff came to dominate the headlines during the early months of the Clinton administration. It was she, Bell’s source claims, who pressured a reluctant Janet Reno to act.

    Hillary “I don’t care if you have to kill them all. This standoff has to end now”!

    Reno, on the other hand, was not enthusiastic about launching the assault, said Bell. “Give me a reason not to do this,” she is said to have begged aides.

    The use of Delta Force strike teams could only have come from the White House.

    U-Tube video: “WACO A NEW Revelation.”

  6. Never releasing them is one way to keep them from returning to their war against us….there is another….don’t take them prisoner. Simply shoot them on the battle field and be done with them. Their death on the battlefield is permanent, there will be no return to recruit other to join their cause, there will be no more killed by them, there will be no more terror from them. If they are holding a weapon, smoke ’em….done, finished, game over….go collect your 72 virgins or whatever.


    Hillary: Barack! What in the world are you doing arresting Ahmed Abu Khattala. You told me you wouldn’t arrest any of the Benghazi terrorist until I won the election. What if he talks?

    President Barack Obama (Barack): Now Hillary, I learned that trick from Bill
    when he sent that drone after OBL the day Monica Lewinsky testified. I know you
    have been watching the news. You know that Iraq is being overtaken by Jihadist
    Terrorist. You also know the American people have figured out I traded five (5)
    mass murdering Islamic Jihadist for one AWOL Islamic sympathizer seeking the
    TALIBAN. I had to do something to control the headlines. Things are falling
    apart around here.

    Hillary: But you have known where Khattala has been for over a
    year. Why now? What if he talks? You know I have a town hall set up with CNN
    today. This is terrible timing. I am furious with you!

    Barack: Well Hillary you know you don’t have to worry about CNN doing any kind of investigative reporting that could make you look bad. My people are talking with them right now approving their list of questions for you at that town hall. They will brush
    over the Benghazi thing and move right on to the “War on Women”. Not the Islamic
    thing but the one I invented here in the U.S.

    Hillary: Well you’ve got to do something to shut up that Patricia Smith whose son died in Benghazi. The nerve of her to say on CNN Live that I “lied” to her. Why didn’t CNN stop that? She said it multiple times. I’m tired of her crying over her son on
    national news.

    Barack: Well Hillary, CNN didn’t see that coming. These are not the good ole days. You know I can no longer use the IRS to shut down our political enemies. Too many people are watching. Those Republicans make me so angry! Lois Lerner can only hold out for so long. What if she talks? My people are in constant contact with her and
    she could break at any minute. Now that’s the real problem! I’ve got my own cover ups to take care of. You should check with the DNC about Smith.

    Hillary: Barack you only care about yourself. You make me so angry.

  8. “Responding to the Republicans, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told
    reporters on June 16, 2009, that it’s important to consider Obama’s
    plans in context with the overall number of releases in the past seven
    years.Some 500 detainees were released from Guantanamo during the Bush administration,” Hoyer said.”
    I realize that West is bitter from his near court marshal, the shame and disgrace he knows he heaped upon his brothers…….I also am cognizant of the hellish rejection he received during his effeminate re-election gambit, but the filth of his hypocrisy surly must be more than even his captive family to bear. T-bg GnOP, please run this loser!?

    • batlcrewzer is quoting one of the most far left liberal idiots in Congress who is exactly what Allen West was describing in that he sees all the detainees and terrorists as “victims” of the U.S. rather than the terrorists that they actually are. It’s Steny Hoyer and the liberal’s ridiculous belief that the Isamic fanatic are victims that makes the terrorists think we are weak and encourages them to attack Americans. Just look at the Palestinians. They kidnap kids, throw rocks at guards at check points, constantly lob rockets at civilians in Israel and then cry to the world “we are victims” of Israel and the West.

  9. The released terrorist are held in higher regard by their followers than ever. This makes them extremely potent.

    • If anyone saw the video of the released 5 Gitmo detainees being welcomed to Qatar, they’d know that these guys were treated like returning heroes and not like terrorists.

  10. When we have a President and Secretary of State that are in bed with the enemy, what can we expect besides what we are seeing now unfold. Strangely, they still have mindless supporters that are willing to vote for gender and race.

  11. So Hillary says the 5 terrorists who were released are only a problem for Pakistan and Afghanistan? Wait a minute. I thought Afghanistan and Pakistan were our allies. This is how we treat our allies? Hmmm??? Well, we’ve seen how badly this administration has treated our ally, Israel, for the past 6 years. Not so good, right? We’ve spent billions in Afghanistan fighting these terrorists and given Pakistan billions to fight these same terrorists. Then we let their leadership out of Gitmo in exchange for a deserter. The Pakistan and Afghan governments are angry about this and for good reason. They feel they were stabbed in the back by Obama, for good reason.

    This administration seems to bend over backwards for our enemies and treats our allies like the opposition. Then they can’t understand why the American people and the international media see them as not having a clue about foreign policy.

    • Word on the Middle East streets indicate that Obama is a card carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, Egypt has just charged him with Terrorism along with his bosom buddies In the Muslim Brotherhood!

    • if you really think Pakistan and Afghanistan are our allies you are so far off your rocker its laughable. That’s like saying the USSR was our “ally” in WW2. Sure when it’s convenient they are. Go do a tour of duty and let me know if they’re our allies.

  12. So lets load them all on a ship and send them back. Have an unidentified sub fire on and sink the ship in the mid ocean.
    It was most likely a pirate ship looking for riches that were not on the ship so they just sank it……….

  13. The terrorist in this story was released from GITMO in 2005. Neither of the Clintons were in office. And who was president of ‘Murica at that time? Mr. West, please crawl back under your rock and stop being made a fool by the TP.

    • Wasn’t it during the 2004 election that the Democrats and presidential candidate John Kerry insisted that the Gitmo detainees be released?

    • Alan West tells the cold hard truth whether you like it or not. The Clintons will go down in history as the National disgrace they are. It seems to me that you slithered out from under the Progressive/(Communist) greasy rock all of your ilk slime the world with; including Killiary & BJ Clinton. Go back to the Daily Kos where you be welcomed to the slithering & sliming amongst your kindred spirits!

    • It’s about Hillary’s attitudes now you ideologically driven nark…..let’s move a terrorist next door to you and see how you like it ?

    • This is what he stated, “And I don’t care who was president at the time…” He KNOWS GWB was prez at that time, or did you not read? He wasn’t blaming the Clintons either. He was making a point about her asinine comment about the release of those 5 terrorists.

  14. Hillary said that! Am I pretending to be shocked? Hillary proved she isn’t capable of being an assertive leader while she was Secretary of State and our country needs a commander in chief with executive experience and an ability to take decisive action. We haven’t seen any of that in over six years.

  15. Hilary is a politician. She knows nothing about governing, and could not care less. She proved that as secretary of state, when she allowed our ambassador and 3 other Americans to be murdered in benghazi. “What difference does it make?”

  16. Lt Colonel West…Colonel Birmingham here…Who released him again? Based upon the dates above it appears he was released by the previous US Administration as part of the 500+ GTMO detainees given freedom by GWB. Now that this individual has been caught by the Spanish authorities…it’s Hilary Clinton’s fault? Did all 500+ released detainees return to the “battlefield”? As you well are aware, we have had former enemies of previous wars who have come to the USA and lived productive and contributory lives to our society…We shouldn’t and can’t keep people locked up forever…what would that say about our values as a nation?

    • Is that what you would say to the parents of an American soldier or citizen that was killed either on the battlefield or in a terrorist attack by one of these released ‘former’ terrorists ? Absolutely pathetic. How ideologically driven can one person be ? As cold and irresponsible as Hillary.

    • For a full Col. You’re not very bright, or you didn’t read Lt. Col. West’s entire post. West blames ANY administration that release them.

      • I did not catch that one sentence, but he still tries to link Hilary Clinton to the outcome which is not intellectually honest…and I don’t believe we should keep anyone in jail forever unless we have direct proof that implicates them in an act that merits him/her being locked up for life. Being Muslim is not justifiable proof, per se.

      • You are exactly right….he is trying to like hillary to the release…was george bush ever mentioned? Why would this be a reason she can’t be president?

    • I do believe the point Mr. West was trying to make about killery was that WE DO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE 5 TERRORIST THAT WERE JUST RELEASED…. unlike what she said

  17. This is like an echo chamber of hate. As an American, i proudly stand by the fact that we make a civilized and fair attempt at administering justice. Permanent retention without trail is a constitutional breach. We allowed these people the freedom they were due BECAUSE YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. What they do with it is something we should monitor, but the government has no jurisdiction to hold without trail any individual residing, legally or illegally, in our soverign nation.

  18. None of the detainees should have been allotted to leave. Not alive anyway. But then again our current administration has stated more than once that we are going to side with terrorists and ignore those who have always sided with us as allies. The Muslim brother hood is am islamic terrorist organization and if anyone thinks that they are peaceful is sadly mistaken.

  19. It is nauseating to see and read how these jihadists murder and mame everyday. They are here, and taking over large neighborhoods in this country, wanting to force this culture of death on everyone, EVERYONE. There are those who have the president’s ear wanting Sharia law. I believe in the First amendment, but to even contemplate that ideology in this country or anywhere should be illegal. Yet there are you bleeding heart liberals who want to turn prisoners that believe in killing you just for their own personal joy lose. We ought to just give custody of them over to you personally and let you return them home. Let them be guest in your home for a couple of nights, okay? Now I bet your laughing.


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