Some of the worst terrorists at Guantanamo Bay are now able to enjoy Skype video chat visits with their families, according to Judicial Watch. Apparently, it is part of a program to expand privileges for the inmates.
So who exactly is getting this nice little perk at Gitmo?
Abu Faraj al-Libi, former No. 3 in al-Qaeda, has been able to Skype with his family. Al-Libi, who was captured in 2005, had long ties with notorious al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and served as operational chief of al-Qaeda.
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He’s not the only high-level terrorist getting to Skype. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, another al-Qaeda operative, was behind the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in 2000. Seventeen American sailors were killed and dozens more were injured. According to Judicial Watch, al-Nashiri’s DOD file describes him as “one of Al Qaeda’s most skilled, capable and prolific operational coordinators.”
Further, according to Judicial Watch:
Since Obama moved into the White House privileges have vastly expanded for the terrorists incarcerated at Gitmo. In 2009 Judicial Watch, which has regularly traveled to Gitmo to cover the terrorists’ military trials, reported that U.S. taxpayers bought the captives high-tech laptops and computer lessons. That brilliant idea is part of a plan to reintroduce the prisoners into a modern society when the president fulfills his campaign promise of releasing them. They have been taught to send electronic mail and have received language and basic user skills training to help them find jobs when the [sic] leave the military prison.
Judicial Watch went on:
Last year was an especially good one for terrorist rights at Gitmo. The administration actually let 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) dispatch propaganda from his Gitmo jail cell, undoubtedly aiding and abetting more terrorism.
If that were not enough, now authorities let detainees go to “Business School Behind Bars,” with an al-Qaeda financier as self-appointed dean of students.
Has the treatment of the terrorists housed at Guantanamo Bay gone far enough? What perks do you think will be offered next to the prisoners? Feel free to share your thoughts.
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