The Biden administration is that they are good at multi-tasking as they were able to totally blow the response to that threat, while at the same time freeing a dangerous terrorist who helped plan the death of nearly 3,000 people on 9/11.
I have a tough time deciding which situation is worse for the country. China has the money and the people to do about anything they want to, so they are the biggest threat, but freeing a murderer is still pretty heady stuff.
On Thursday, Majid Khan, now 42, was moved to Belize. His legal team stated:
“Today, more than 16 years after he was brought to Guantánamo Bay and almost a year after he completed a military commission sentence there, pursuant to a plea and cooperation agreement with U.S. authorities, Majid Khan was transferred to Belize.”
Khan is one of the few detainees to be relocated to the Western Hemisphere and the first one released by Biden. What could possibly go wrong? And ask yourself why Belize would accept a well-known terrorist into their country. What do they plan to do to him or maybe the bigger question is what does he plan to do?
“He is the first of the prisoners transferred from secret CIA detention to Guantánamo in September 2006 to be released, and the first third-country resettlement by the Biden administration. Mr. Khan and his legal team are deeply grateful to Belize for offering him a chance to begin a new life.”
“I have been given a second chance in life and intend to make the most of it.”
You could take that statement two ways. Either he decides to live a more peaceful life or he wants to plan an even bigger attack. Only time will tell. If he commits an act of terrorism over the next two years, Biden can kiss his reelection goodbye.
“I deeply regret the things that I did many years ago, and I have taken responsibility and tried to make up for them. I continue to ask for forgiveness from God and those I have hurt. I am truly sorry. The world has changed a lot in 20 years, and I have changed a lot as well. I promise all of you, especially the people of Belize, that I will be a productive, law-abiding member of society. Thank you for believing in me, and I will not let you down. My actions will speak louder than my words.”
The NBC outlet reported:
A Pakistani citizen and Guantanamo’s only known legal U.S. resident, Khan was granted asylum while attending high school near Baltimore in 1998. He returned to Pakistan in 2002 and, according to a Defense Department detainee assessment, joined Al Qaeda and became a direct subordinate to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, often known as KSM, Al Qaeda’s senior operational planner and the principal architect of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
KSM, according to the U.S. documents, tasked Khan with delivering money and transporting another senior Al Qaeda figure to carry out a deadly attack on the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, in August 2003. KSM intended to use Khan to attack U.S. gas stations and water reservoirs, the U.S. alleges.
Khan was arrested in Karachi in March 2003 and taken to a CIA black site where, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, he was subjected to sleep deprivation, an ice water bath, and forced rectal feeding and rehydration. In the report, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called the treatment torture.
In September 2006, then-President George W. Bush announced that Khan was one of 14 “high value detainees” being transferred from CIA detention facilities to Guantanamo Bay to face the military tribunal system. One of the other high-value detainees was KSM, who had also been captured in Pakistan in March 2003 and held at black sites.
In 2012, Khan pled guilty to terrorism-related charges and was sentenced to 10 years detention. That sentence ended March 1, 2022. Khan still has family in the U.S., but federal law does not allow Guantanamo detainees to be resettled in the U.S.
According to sources, Biden plans to release two more detainees over the next couple of weeks.