Apparently, it pays to be an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist under President Obama’s reign. After being set free from Guantanamo Bay because you’re no longer considered a threat, you’re then sent to live in a beach-laden South American country to enjoy government benefits and demand more money from the U.S. government.
That’s exactly what’s happening on the ground right now in Uruguay, as six former Gitmo prisoners, all with Al Qaeda ties, are holding a protest outside of the U.S. Embassy, demanding that the United States government pay to house them and to have their families sent there.
“We’ll be here until Monday. We are not leaving until with speak with the ambassador,” former prisoner Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi said.
The men, including four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian, began their protest Friday evening, after the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo closed for the weekend, and have repeatedly asked for additional financial assistance from the U.S. government.
The Uruguayan government took the men in after Obama deemed them “non-threatening.” The country is providing the men with a free home and $600 monthly to spend on food, clothes and other personal items. (H/T WZ)
These weren’t run-of-the-mill Al Qaeda-affiliate operatives if you go by their twelve-year stint at Gitmo. Obviously, they were locked up for over a decade for good reason.
President Obama has had ambitions of completely closing the terrorist prison since he took office and has let dozens of terrorists go free in the recent past, sending them back into the world where some will likely rejoin their jihadist brothers for future terrorist attacks.
How exactly do these six men think the United States owes them anything whatsoever?
That they would even try this goes to show how Obama’s White House is perceived by radical Islamic terrorists. Terror-linked former prisoners actually demand money after being set free and truly believe that Obama will lend them a helping hand.
They’d better get it while they can, because we’re quite sure that when we elect a conservative president in 2016, the last thing Gitmo prisoners will be receiving is more government aid.