You can have the POS, and don’t blame the U.S. when he picks up from where he left off when American soldiers got ahold of him.
The think tank, founded by a group of influential foreign policy analysts, has argued that the US dossier, dating back to November 2007, raised serious questions over Aamer’s insistence of innocence. Mr Simcox said: “The US government has clearly had a multitude of good reasons to detain Shaker Aamer. His connections to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and other jihadists are well established, and the charities that Aamer said he worked for are known to be al-Qaeda support groups.
“Aamer’s formidable reputation among the other detainees at Guantanamo Bay shows that he remains highly influential. There is far more to Aamer than the benign image his supporters portray.”
NOTE: A clue to the clueless, jihadis picked up on the battlefield are not regular soldiers, nor regular criminals, they’re unlawful combatants and are treated in a different manner. Even if the Left wanted to treat them as bona fide soldiers under the Geneva Convention, that still would mean detention without trial and for an indefinite period.
Last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay Shaker Aamer is released after 13 years without trial
- Father-of-four had been held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba since 2002
- He was cleared for release at the end of last month, but has been delayed
- Mr Aamer, 46, says he was working as charity worker in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped and handed over to US forces in 2001
- He says he was tortured with beatings and sleep deprivation and held in solitary confinement for 360 days
Father-of-four Shaker Aamer, 46, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay, has been released from the notorious prison in Cuba
The last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay has been released, it was confirmed today.
Father-of-four Shaker Aamer had been detained at the US military jail in Cuba since 2002 without trial.
He was cleared for release at the end of last month, but Mr Aamer’s wife Zin and four children – one of whom he has never met – have been waiting for his return.
His release was confirmed by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond this morning.
Andy Worthington, co-director of the We Stand With Shaker campaign, said he had informed by Mr Aamer’s lawyer that he is due to return to the UK today.
He said: ‘We’re delighted to hear that his long and unacceptable ordeal has come to an end.
‘We hope he won’t be detained by the British authorities on his return and gets the psychological and medical care that he needs to be able to resume his life with his family in London.’
Other reports suggested he was already on a flight back home.
Human rights charity Reprieve wrote on Twitter: ‘Looks like a plane has left Guantanamo Bay, bound for London.’
But a spokesman for Reprieve said it had no confirmation of Mr Aamer’s release and it would not receive advance warning.
Mr Aamer, 46, says he was working as a charity worker in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped and handed over to US forces in 2001.