Moving terrorists a mistake

By November 8, 2015Terrorism

In this age of terrorism, the last thing President Obama should be thinking about is closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring the dangerous detainees held there to American soil.

But that’s exactly what our commander in chief is contemplating. The Pentagon is expected to roll out a plan to close Guantanamo, listing prison sites in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas, among others, that could house these terrorists who are too dangerous to transfer to 
other countries.

If they’re too dangerous for other countries, why is it OK to transfer them here?

American hostages are still being held captive in Iran and evidence is mounting that an explosion downed the Russian passenger jet that fell from the sky over the Sinai Peninsula last week where an ISIS-affiliate has been active. If ISIS did indeed blow up the plane, killing 224 on board, as they claim, that shows that their Holy War has expanded beyond Iraq and Syria.

And America could be their next target.

Will they attack one of our planes, trains, cruise ships or our power grid? Our president should be responding to this escalating threat by finally getting serious about crafting a military strategy to destroy ISIS while strengthening national security here at home.

But that’s not how our appeaser in chief rolls.

No, Obama would rather shutter Gitmo and transfer all 112 hardened criminals here. One of the prisons the administration is eyeing is the Supermax in Florence, Colo., which already holds convicted terrorists, including marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

How does transferring a snake pit of bombers, jihadists, religious extremists and terror plot masterminds to our soil — where they can join like-minded individuals — keep Americans safe?

Worse, there is no guarantee the Gitmo terrorists will remain incarcerated as activist U.S. criminal defense attorneys may be successful in orchestrating their release. In the meantime, there’s no doubt that these Gitmo terrorists will be “killing time” by radicalizing fellow prisoners.

Congress must act to block Obama’s misguided plan. This is not how we win the war on terror.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive” on Boston Herald Radio 6-9 a.m weekdays. Follow her on Twitter at @adrianacohen16.

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