January 31, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States of America – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a new executive order that will keep the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba not only open, but with new prisoners.
During his Tuesday night State of the Union speech, Trump said he had just signed the order directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis to “re-examine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay,” CNN reported.
“I am asking Congress to ensure that in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And In many cases for them it will now be Guantánamo bay,” Trump said.
“The United States may transport additional detainees to US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay when lawful and necessary to protect the Nation,” the order said.
“In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield — including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi,” Trump said.
“There is significant reason for concern regarding their reengagement in hostilities should they have the opportunity,” the order said.