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Please Thank the President - New Guantanamo Transfers! -SIGN PLEASE !

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gitmo, releases, repatriation, Obama, congress, NDAA, Gitmo news )

- 2038 days ago -
The Administration recently repatriated two men from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia and two more to Sudan. The detainees are reported to have agreed to these transfers.


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Angelika R (143)
Friday December 20, 2013, 8:31 pm
The US has sent two Guantanamo detainees, Noor Uthman Muhammed and Ibrahim Idris, back to their native Sudan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The prisoner count is now down to 158, Defense Department spokesman Lit. Col. J. Todd Breasseale said in a statement.

he US Senate passed the defense authorization with an 84-15 vote on Thursday, sending the bill to the President's desk for his signature. The bill will give President Obama additional flexibility to move detainees out of Guantanamo to foreign countries, but it continues to ban detainee transfers to the US. "This is a big step forward for meeting the goal of closing Guantánamo and ending indefinite detention," Chris Anders of the ACLU said in a statement. "For the first time ever, Congress is making it easier, rather than harder, for the Defense Department to close Guantánamo."

Friday December 20, 2013, 8:31 pm
Not sending green star as requested.

Green star for you posted here!

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 20, 2013, 8:37 pm
"Today's vote lays a new foundation for bringing the number of Guantanamo detainees down to zero and shuttering the detention facility forever. The United States has an obligation to find lawful dispositions for all law of war detainees at Guantanamo as the war in Afghanistan draws to a close in 2014. The defense bill passed today balances U.S. national security interests with its legal obligations by clarifying procedures for the foreign transfers of detainees who have been approved for transfer." - Dixon Osburn of Human Rights First.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 20, 2013, 8:38 pm
thx Marie-you're AWESOME :)

Esther Z (94)
Friday December 20, 2013, 8:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday December 20, 2013, 9:02 pm
Noted and signed. TY Angelika

Past Member (0)
Friday December 20, 2013, 10:19 pm
Done-thx Angelika

Gail Ring (89)
Friday December 20, 2013, 10:22 pm

Mary T (356)
Friday December 20, 2013, 11:54 pm
Thank you Angelika - signed & noted & shared

kate K (481)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 2:02 am
Noted and signed

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:26 am

. (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:53 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Angelika.

M B (62)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 8:27 am
Signed and noted.

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 8:54 am
Noted and signed, thanks Angelika.

Cinzia Palamara (13)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:34 am
Signed. Thank you very much Angelika for sharing

Janis K (129)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed and noted

Frances Darcy (92)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:54 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 10:49 am
I thank him. And he said "you're welcome Dimitri" :)

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 10:54 am
:) lol -yep, the pres is a polite man! we are not entirely certain of his honesty but we DO acknowledge his manners and style.

Ondine J (134)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 12:45 pm
Noted and signed,thanks

Avril Lomas (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 12:45 pm

Close Guantanamo. thanks to the" Bushies",, Ithey created is a real black mark on America.. Signed,of course.

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 1:16 pm
Signed and Noted

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 1:24 pm
Gladly signed, message sent. Noted. Thank you, is your basket of invisible stars (per your request).

Gloria H (88)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 2:54 pm
signed. This has been our nation's shame.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 3:42 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 5:53 pm
Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard. The detainees voluntarily went. I think after I had spent all those years in that place with no end in sight I'd jump at a chance to go anywhere; just on the hope that I'd stand a chance of either having a trial or being able to join the outside world at some point.

JL A (281)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:18 pm
May the pace pick up with new announcements weekly if not daily of releases (what about the Yemeni for example--isn't that the largest group that had been cleared?).

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:31 pm
That is right JL, I think there were about 89 Yemeni . And if I recall correctly there were also reports some time back that the Obama admin was allegedly in negotiations with the Yemeni govt about this issue which was said to be about security matters but was supposed to be about money in reality.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:41 pm
Some certain struggle over how much it would be worth for the US if respective countries take back in their natives doesn't sound like far fetched, does it..? Of course the US would have to cover any possible costs arising from extra security measures to guarantee the ex detainee's safety. At the end o,f the day isn't and wasn't it ALWAYS about $$$ .

. (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 10:04 pm
These people should have been tried and their fates decided long ago. Time to stop wasting time and money on them. Send them back if they are not to be tried.

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 10:27 pm
thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:42 am
Why all the sympathy for these terrorists they were killing American soldiers ?. what has happened to American Patriotism ?..Those who sign this petition should not be surprised if these terrorists come to you shore's and bomb the bloody life out of you.You will only have yourselves to blame.Needless to say I won't be signing this stupid petition.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:47 am
Happily noted and signed ~ Thank you Angelika! Hopefully this will be the year Guantanamo finally closes!

Arlene C (28)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:56 am
Noted and signed

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:16 am
Needless to say folks like Alfred shouldn't even be visiting posts like mine here and spare is reading their hateful rants coming from an uninformed bias mind- MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALFRED- LEARN SOME LOVE !

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:25 am
Alfred, in the USA, and I believe it is also in your Country of the UK, one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A trial, facts presented, a chance to have a lawyer and present one's own case. This was not afforded these people. You call them "terrorist" how do we know they are truly such? I AM Patriotic, I believe in following what we have written down, that all human beings under our care are to be given a day in court.

Some of these people simply had a finger pointed towards them. There was money offered to turn in people to the US troops. How hard is it to believe that someone in need of some quick cash might turn in a person they already have an issue with, or a noisy neighbor, gee what an easy way to get rid of someone you don't like. I think that these "human" beings have the right to at least be accorded their "human rights" and besides in the way things have been set up since 9-11 anyone of us could be called a "terrorist" at a drop of a hat, not just those from other Countries.

linda b (186)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:39 am
Signed, thanks Angelika.

fly bird (26)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:14 pm
signed ty

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:46 am

Angelika R (143)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:56 am
This site keeps track of the number of days since then that these men continue to be held captive, away from their families, and notes how many have been released. It also offers a choice of some actions to take.

Judy T (227)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:19 pm
Signed. Thank you, Angelika.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 5:22 pm
While we#re at it, let's keep pushing:
Please sign the letter to Obama.asking him to use his strengthened power to close Guantánamo as he promised. The letter specifically urges him to release Yemeni men, as more than half of the men detained at Guantánamo are from Yemen, and most have been cleared for release by Obama’s own administration. Yet these men continue to be detained because of where they are from, and Obama must end their collective punishment based on their nationality. It is unacceptable that no Yemeni man has been sent home since 2010 and that the last Yemeni man who left Guantánamo was Adnan Latif, who was cleared for release four times but left in a coffin in 2012.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 5:31 pm
Your message has been submitted. Good Night everyone. May those who celebrate Christmas find it within their hearts to also sign and press the Government to do the correct thing. May those who are in control to release all these people also think upon "What would Jesus do" isn't about just words it's about actions.

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 6:24 pm
signed & noted

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:37 pm
There is no hope that Gitmo will ever be closed.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:38 pm
"What would Jesus do" Well, if he ever truly existed, Jesus would be hung on a cross to die.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:49 pm
I don't care if they decide to keep the place for whatever use and leave it open-as long as the inmates are OUT! Those that have been in there unjustified! Have not lost hope for that and we must keep fighting!

. (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 7:04 am
Signed and noted - thank you so much Angelika
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