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Thursday, January 27, 2005

More "Terrorists" on the loose

posted by Jazz at 1/27/2005 09:01:00 AM

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As we mentioned on Tuesday, four "terror suspects" from England were finally sent home from Gitmo this week. Following nearly three years of imprisonment as suspected terrorists, the British government questioned them for one day before releasing them. No charges will be filed.

Four British men who spent up to three years in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay and then held by British police for a day were released Wednesday night without charge.

Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar were returned to Britain on Tuesday and arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Metropolitan police questioned the four most of the day Wednesday but announced shortly after 9 p.m. that no charges would be filed.

Five other British detainees at Guantanamo who were returned in March were also set free within a day, and have never been charged with a terrorist offense.

I never seem to get an answer when I ask this question, but it doesn't keep me from asking it again - how is it that Tony Blair still has a job?

Congratulations, Middle East. This is the type of "freedom and democracy" that George W. Bush will be bringing you at the muzzle of a rifle. You can have all the freedom and justice you like, providing you don't have a "funny" name, like Moazzam or something. If you do, you should really just leave now.