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JUST IN: @DeptofDefense statement on release of Asadullah Haroon al-Afghani, aka Gul, from the GuantanamoBay

Gul transferred "in accordance w/the US District of Columbia’s order...ruling the United States no longer has a legal basis to justify the continued detention of Mr. Gul"
Per @DeptofDefense, the transfer of Asadullah Haroon al-Afghani & repatriation to #Afghanistan was also cleared by the Periodic Review Board (PRB) in October 2021

The board includes senior officials from @TheJusticeDept @StateDept @DHSgov & @ODNIgov
Reaction to the US releasing #GuantanamoBay detainee Asadullah Haroon & returning him to #Afghanistan from Senate Armed Services Comm. ranking member @JimInhofe

"By returning this Guantanamo detainee to the Taliban, President Biden is now repopulating the terrorists’ ranks"
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Let's be honest: This man had a lot more dignity than we did:

We (the coalition of countries, led by America and Great Britain) murdered him and bombed the crap out of his country, ...

Why? Exactly. The reasons our leaders gave were bullshit!
We knew #Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. So did #DrDavidKelly, who was murdered for saying so!

What was the real reason for the #IraqWar? Money was one reason. What else? Don't say to liberate the Iraqis. I suspect they'd rather not have been liberated with ...
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Today is the 20th anniversary of the opening of #GuantanamoBay prison, one of the oldest, most infamous relics of the #WarOnTerror, & an emblem of institutionalized Islamophobia. The following are key 2021 events related to Guantanamo.

1/2021: @Amnesty report + UN press release
3/2021: Lufti bin Ali's death
4/2021: Camp 7 closed + Abu Zubaydah's UN case
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NEW: "We've seen no major changes to the force posture by the #Russia|ns" around #Ukraine, per @PentagonPresSec

"We have not seen any decreases. They continue to have a sizable force posture..." he says
#GITMO / #GuantanamoBay - "We continue to be committed to closing that facility" per @PentagonPresSec

"We continue to look & have looked for transfer, relocate detainees"

Says 13 of the remaining detainees are eligible for transfer, 14 up for review board
US-#Ukraine-#Russia: "We have & we will continue to provide security assistance to Ukraine as appropriate going forward" per @PentagonPresSec

Nothing specific on what that assistance will look like going foward
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NEW: #Afghanistan - "We are continuing air operations" per @USArmy MajGen Hank Taylor, calling it "a Herculean effort"

Says there will be +4,000 in #Kabul by the end of Tuesday
#Kabul airport "remains secure" for military flight ops and limited commercial flights, per @USArmy MajGen Hank Taylor

Currently one flight per hour but ,"The speed of evacuation will pick up" he says
Photo of hundreds of #Afghans crowded into a C-17 "speaks to the humanity of our troops" per @USArmy MajGen Hank Taylor
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Happening now: White House - #China - #hackers

"We are actually elevating & taking steps to not only speak out publicly but top certainly take we have from #Russia as well" per @PressSec
"We are not holding back. We are not allowing any economic circumstance or consideration to prevent us from taking actions where warranted" per @PressSec

"We reserve the options to take additional actions....this is not the conclusion" w/response to #China #Russia hackers
Earlier, from my colleague @W7VOA ...…
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Thread: #Rumsfeld is dead. I don’t know about y’all, but among his stunning list of WTFs, I like to especially ponder how he was “personally involved” in the #interrogation of #alQahtani aka #prisoner063, and was “personally briefed” weekly. In the logs,
brought to you by @adamzagorin…, although unlikely to be complete, we learn how al-Qahtani is subjected to the entire range of tactics explored and exploited by the @CIA under
their variously named brainwashing programs e.g., #mkultra #kubark etc. He is assaulted and made to suffer physically on numerous occasions,
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.@USAfricaCommand Gen Thomas Waldhauser & @Southcom Adm Craig Faller about to testify before the #SASC

Lawmakers already asking about growing influence of #Russia #China in their regions, as well as need to keep the pressure up on terrorism
"Overall US strategic interests in #Africa are very clear" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "Prevent the undermining of our alliances or destabilization of African nations,counter violent extremist organizations,decrease the potential for Africa to become a failed continent"
"Persistent pressure on #alShabaab #ISIS & #alQaida associated groups remains necessary to prevent this destabilization" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
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Hi @RBReich!

🚨Trump will blatantly LIE during his #SOTU shit-show tonight.

👉I've therefore written a COMPLETE speech for Donald, in his voice. It's raw satire. Grounded in researched facts, while cutting deeply into the fetid flesh of #TheRegime.☠️…

Here we go. #SOTU!

I'm gonna watch for you.

We're about to watch a Nazi.

1} A long, quiet applause from the empty suits in an empty room. Trump's meds are working so far. Republican's are spread into a relatively empty chamber audience of very, very, very, very almost exclusively WHITE people! Ugh!
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