Friday, on the Rusty Humphries Rebellion show (part of the USA Radio Network), a former Guantanamo Bay prison guard, Col. Mike Bumgarner, was the featured guest. Western Journalism reported Thursday on the release of Ibrahim al Qosi. Part of the “Dirty 30,” he was one of the “elite security” personnel of Osama Bin Laden. Bumgarner said Mr. Qosi was an “accountant” of Bin Laden and earned a reputation in the Islamic world for having spent so much time with him.
Al Qosi’s controversial release was reported by Western Journalism Thursday; it was revealed that Mr. Qosi had been filmed in a recent Jihadi propaganda video. Mr. Qosi spent nine years in the facility and was released in 2010. Bumgarner now says that Mr. Qosi has returned to the battlefield and is “now a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”
Bumgarner said the release of the Taliban five, the five prisoners that were exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl, “really ticked me off.” He added: “They are felons, beyond anything that the Western mind can truly understand. Their fanaticism is beyond what you and I can ever relate to.”
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Humphries, the host, scoffed at the religiosity of American Christians by stating that Christians may go to church, and devout Christians may “throw in” a Wednesday night service. By comparison, Bumgarner recalled the prisoners’ devotion to their faith, and the extent to which the Muslim prisoners would go to have the bruised foreheads that serve as an external indicator of their devotion to Allah. One prisoner would run into the jail cells and hit the bars with his forehead to maintain the perpetual bruising usually received from having one’s head placed on the floor.
The entire interview can be heard by clicking here.
Bumgarner revealed that several of the prisoners attempted suicide while he was there. He even recalled a time when the prisoners were chanting death chants in order to work themselves up to killing themselves.
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Bumgarner said, “This is a war.” He said they should have “stayed in the prisoner of war camp until the war is over…We should never have released the detainees.”
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