President Donald Trump will reverse a mandate from former President Barack Obama’s administration that aimed to close Guantanamo Bay.
The president is expected to sign an executive order next week and could make the announcement during the State of the Union on Tuesday to ensure the military prison in Cuba remains open and is “loaded up” with terrorists.
Trump’s executive order would annul an order signed by Obama in 2009 that called for steps to be taken to close the prison down “as soon as practicable.”
While members of Congress blocked Obama on numerous occasions to shut down the prison, the former president transferred nearly 200 radical Islamic terrorists to other countries.
Many of the terrorists Obama released immediately reverted back to radical jihad and rejoined their former terror groups.
Thanks to Obama sympathizing with terrorists, the military prison now only has 41 detainees left.
“At this time, we are not aware of any plans to bring additional detainees to Guantanamo Bay,” the State Department said, according to The Western Journal.
“The E.O. does not signal a significant policy shift with respect to detentions,” the cable adds. “Rather, it affirms Guantanamo Bay will continue to remain open and serve as one of several options the United States maintains for the detention of terrorists.”
Trump’s new order would also remove language from Obama’s directive that said these terrorists should be “returned to their home country, released, transferred to a third country, or transferred to another United States detention facility.”
Trump has held that view since he took office, where he tweeted days before his inauguration in Jan. 2017 that he would not be releasing terrorists like Obama did for years.
There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
The days of appeasing radical Islamic terrorists are over, as Trump is committed to ensuring terrorists remain in prison and held accountable for their actions.
Source: The Western Journal