I know our focus is on the decision of FBI Director James Comey (and now Attorney General Loretta Lynch) regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server use — the height of arrogance. Well, something just happened further south of these United States that also evidences arrogance — actually, blatant disrespect and disregard.
As reported by RT.com: A Syrian former Guantanamo detainee has gone missing after resettling in Latin America. An internal alert was issued by a Brazilian airline for Jihad Ahmed Dhiab, as Uruguayan authorities had for weeks believed that the ex-prisoner was in Brazil.
The former detainee was one of six who resettled in Uruguay as part of a proposal by then-President Jose Mujica. Under law Dhiab is entitled to leave his new home for other countries, but authorities across borders have lost all track of him, with the Uruguayans insisting for weeks he was in Brazil. However the Brazilians say they have no record of him entering the country, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
Alarms were first raised in late June, when law enforcement in Brazil began the search in coordination with American and Uruguayan authorities. According to the Washington Post, US officials believed Dhiab had left for Brazil without the necessary documents to do so legally. Local Uruguayan media reported then that the former detainee was free to move about as he pleased, but the Brazilians confirmed he had previously been denied entry into the country.
Uruguay’s internal minister was unable to clarify the situation, although, according to the AP, another Uruguayan official claimed that Dhiab was in fact allowed to enter Brazil.
In either case, the deepening mystery threatens to inflame further the tensions between the White House and Congress – Dhiab’s resettlement being part of the Obama administration’s strategy for eventually shuttering the Guantanamo Bay facility.
OK, I just have a thought, aren’t the Olympics supposed to be taking place in Brazil? Now, what kind of deal is it that enables an Islamic terrorist taken off the battlefield to have Expedia travel privileges? Of course, this forces me to ask, what about the Taliban Five — you know, those fellas we freed for a doggone deserter, where are they? Heck, where is Bowe Bergdahl? Maybe Bergdahl is with Jihad Ahmed Dhiab.
And we are told this false narrative about GITMO being a recruiting tool for jihadists. This is yet another example of the obfuscation and denial of the Obama administration evidencing their inability to defeat this global militant Islamic movement. And do any of you actually expect something different from Hillary Clinton? You know, the person who stated that we needed to “empathize with our enemy” — meaning release them to Uruguay, making sure they have a nice domicile, laughing it up for the cameras. And then lose track of them.
That leads to another inquiry, where is the wife of Omar Mateen? One minute we hear she knew about the intended attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Now we can’t find her, or at least we haven’t seen or heard anything about her and her prosecution.
This is all so very bizarre. And no, ISIS is not contained, either.
The enemy has just gotta be laughing their butts off at us — sadly, we are all collectively lumped together in the eyes of the enemy as being weak. And, based on the policies and actions of Barack Obama, they are right.
And again, spare us the drone assertion, that is not a panacea and who cares if you whack one or two guys here and there, what are we doing to delegitimize the militant Islamic ideology and propaganda?
One thing is for certain, there is a problem with jihadists based in South America, and my prayer is that the Brazilians have a vigilant security force.
That is probably wishful thinking.