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Biden To Close Down The Military Prison At Guantanamo Bay?

Sources day that the Biden administration has revived its plan to close the military prison down before he exits office.


Where will the detainees go?

Will Biden grant them citizenship? Deport them back to their home countries? Perhaps they will be introduced into normal federal prisons?

If we give up the foreign born prisoners back to their home countries, will we receive Americans who were detained abroad in return?

Who knows.

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The only thing I do know is that there are far more questions than answers at this point. National security is potentially at risk here, but until we get more details we simply do not know.

Take a look:  

Reuters reported: 

President Joe Biden’s aides have launched a formal review of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the controversial facility with the aim of doing so before he leaves office, the White House said on Friday.

Aides involved in internal discussions are considering an executive action to be signed by Biden in coming weeks or months, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, signaling a new effort to remove what human rights advocates have called a stain on America’s global image.

Asked whether Biden would shut the high-security prison located at the Guantanamo Naval Station by the time his presidency ends, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters: “That certainly is our goal and our intention.”

But such an initiative is unlikely to bring down the curtain anytime soon on the offshore facility, due largely to the steep political and legal obstacles that also frustrated efforts by his ex-boss, former President Barack Obama, to close it.

The New York Post had more on the story: 

Another Democrat in office, another plan to close Guantanamo.

President Biden is reviewing the state of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the hope of shutting down the notorious lockup housing about 40 suspected terrorists, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad. 

Biden does not have a timeline, but Psaki said the administration is launching a “formal review” that will be “robust” and would require input from multiple agencies, including the Department of Defense and Justice Department, along with some agencies that aren’t yet staffed with his appointees.


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