Fifteen inmates are sent from Guantanamo Bay to the UAE as Obama continues push to shut down camp

Fifteen prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced yesterday.

The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes as President Obama is seeking to reduce the number of detainees at the prison in Cuba.

The Pentagon says 61 detainees now remain at Guantanamo, which was opened in January 2002 to hold foreign fighters suspected of links to the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Once it is empty it would make a great place to keep Hillary.

    • Heh;)

      • simus1

        And Emperor Barry until he cops to all his crimes and hers too.

  • tom_billesley

    Obama didn’t fly them to Germany. He sent them to a muslim state. This is cruel.

    • Clink9

      Almost the same thing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    We should never have taken any prisoners to begin with.

  • pdxnag

    Racing to deliver Guantanamo to Castro and Putin.

    • Slickfoot

      Eggzacktly!… He wants to give the whole base away.

      • simus1

        Some things move slowly even for presidents like Emperor Barry.
        President Tim will likely have that honour soon after he buries Hitlery for the second or third time at Arlington.

  • Kell

    Be much cheaper to rid the states of the obama’s and clinton’s, no? air lift them over Alleppo and drop them off going by!

  • tom_billesley

    TPP, another item on Obama’s presidential bucket list.

    US President Barack Obama is launching “a full-fledged, full-throated effort” to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership mega trade deal through Congress in the final lame duck months of his presidency.
    This is despite vocal opposition from the leading candidates to replace him, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and labour unions that helped Mr Obama win two terms in the White House.