Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gitmo Detainee Breaks Bad With Barack

As if to highlight Barack Obama's campaign rhetoric (era 2007), another Gitmo detainee has met his end. Mr. Obama led the criticism of President Bush's policies in fighting the war on terror, chief of which was the detention center at the Navy base at Guantanimo, Cuba. As his first act as president, Obama signed an executive order to close the detention center within one year's time. However, two and a half years into his presidency the center remains open, and those prisoners previously released have a nasty habit of turning up planting bombs, firing RGGs and shooting at US forces, resulting in a number of Gitmo Graduates getting themselves gunned down, one way or another.

The latest is Saber Lal Melma, whose 'long suffering' and 'unlawful detention' was fully championed by the McClatchy News Service. Mr. Saber Lal Melma did in fact manage to end his long suffering. The method he choose, however was to be on the recieving end of a round to the head.
NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday.

Saber Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said.

A NATO statement described Melma as a "key affiliate of the al-Qaida network" who was in contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I guess the McClatchy news reporters were taken for a ride.
Troops surrounded Melma's house in Jalalabad city on Friday night and shot him dead when he emerged from the building holding an AK-47 assault rifle.

A guard at the house, Mohammad Gul, said a group of American soldiers scaled the walls of the compound around 11 p.m. and stormed the house, shooting Melma in the assault. Three others were detained, Gul said.

Melma joined a long list of detainees believed to have reconnected with al-Qaida.
Saber Lal Melma can no longer be found on the McClatchy News Service site.


  1. Excellent reporting! McClatchy News Service should take note.

  2. McClatchy looks pretty bent. It's strange that they would get so much play when they clearly have already decided the results before they start reporting. Thanks for stopping by, Terrence.