What If There Is No GITMO For Terrorists?

The stated goal of President Obama has always been to do away with the detention of terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Brig. He has been put off in this effort by Congress and public opinion. In a kind of passive aggressive action, no, not one, terrorists has been sent to GITMO on his watch. What does this portend for future captured wrong doers? Read more in this article.



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has refused to send any suspected terrorists captured overseas to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But if the U.S. starts seizing more militants in expanded military operations, where will they go, who will hold them and where will they be tried?

Those are questions that worry legal experts, lawmakers and others as U.S. special operations forces deploy in larger numbers to Iraq, Syria and, maybe soon, Libya, with the Islamic State group and affiliated organizations in their sights.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, suspects have been killed in drone strikes or raids, or captured and interrogated, sometimes aboard Navy ships. After that, they are either prosecuted in U.S. courts and military commissions or handed over to other nations.

This policy has been enough, experts say – at least for now.

“If you’re going to be doing counterterrorism operations that bring in detainees, you have to think through what you are going to do with them,” said Phillip Carter, former deputy assistant defense secretary for detainee policy. “If the U.S. is going to conduct large-scale combat operations or large-scale special ops and bring in more detainees, it needs a different solution.”

Rebecca Ingber, an associate law professor at Boston University who follows the issue, warns that if the U.S. engaged in a full ground war in Syria, “chances are there would need to be detention facilities of some kind in the vicinity.”




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  • william g munson

    Obama says he is not going to put his fellow Muslims in getmo and will trade them for desters at five for one and will close it before he leaves office and the Bible says in the last days they will turn Muderers a loose in the streets so what time do you think we are in?

    • Beckah

      He only had to trade a few, the rest he has released for nothing in return. Then again, the five he traded for the traitor bergdahl was for NOTHING as well.

  • frankenbiker

    They need to keep it open. You have to ask yourself, why the fcking rush to close it? Only an idiot would believe that its because our enemies are so incensed with us holding prisoners there that they’re using that for an excuse to attack us. So I guess every simgle dementocrap is a fool.

  • Beckah

    Don’t need it under King Hussein, he’s the one letting them all go. As far as he’s concerned, the only terrorists are “constitutional loving, Bible reading Americans”!

  • Drifanwulf

    Shoot them, it is that simple.

  • Tom Bain

    Obama wants it closed due to the fact that we should put him there for life

  • mustang

    We simple put them under house arrest at every Liberal politicians home.

  • Charles L. Scofield Jr.

    I say they should become battle field KIA’s, after a through waterboarding.

  • cherokeeman

    Obama is a terrorist himself. Otherwise, why would he be doing everything possible to close Gitmo, reduce our military, endanger our national security, appoint members of the muslim brotherhood to his administration, have Jarrett a muslim as his senior advisor, Lynch a convert to islam as well as others. Obama deserves the same fate as Saddam Hussein received.