OBAMA LEGACY: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Becomes Suicide Car Bomber
Liberal bleeding hearts freed and paid a terror suspect who then committed more terror. How the hell do they sleep at night?
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, aka Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, carried out a suicide attack on Iraqi forces near Mosul on Sunday. The 50-year-old British ISIS terrorist detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base in Tal Gaysum.
British man who died in suicide bomb attack in Mosul is former Guantanamo Bay prisoner pic.twitter.com/82NMcZZpRO
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U.S. forces caught this suspected Taliban operative in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent him to Gitmo.
Fiddler gave U.S. interrogators information about the Taliban’s methods, BBC News reported.
After intense campaigning by Tony Blair’s government, Fiddler – who maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration – was released in 2004.
Upon his return to the U.K., this radical Muslim extremist used the British legal system to claim that British agents knew or were complicit in his “mistreatment” at Gitmo. Fiddler was handed £1 million by the British government to “stay silent.”
He later used that taxpayer money to reenlist in jihad. In April 2014 Fiddler crossed from Turkey into Syria and registered with ISIS. The British government and police were fully aware of Fiddler’s Gitmo stay. But they were not monitoring this Islamic extremist, which is why he was able to flee the country and join ISIS.
Traditional Methods Do Not Contain Terror
Afzal Ashraf, a former counter-terrorism adviser to the U.S. in Iraq reported that radical Islamic groups brought Fiddler back from Gitmo.
“Some of them were associated a little too closely with this radical ideology, and they use the legal system – freedoms of speech, the importance of the rule of law – in order to subvert some of our systems in the UK and elsewhere.”
Terrorists don’t respect the rule of law. They use it against the system to claim a false victim status in order to later turn innocents into genuine terror victims. Why don’t liberals understand this yet?
Last year, the UK government reported that 850 people considered “national security concerns” joined terror groups like ISIS.
Obama took this “catch and release” policy of the ‘Compassionate Conservative’ Bush and put it on steroids. Most of the terrorists released from Gitmo have rejoined their forces and are far more dangerous.
If they’d been kept locked away, or executed on the battlefield, this brutal recidivism would not keep happening. Neither the U.S. nor her allies can continue to fight an unconventional enemy with traditional weapons or traditional tactics.