Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Saudi ex-Gitmo detainees get Royal treatment
I'm watching a BBC special on what the Saudi government is doing to rehabilitate former Guantanamo prisoners. The so-called "beneficiaries" are kept at a detention center with swimming pools, Play Stations, large screen TVs, and catering. When they graduate, their lives are sponsored by the Saudi government and everything is paid for. These guys supported Al Qaeda. Some of them committed murder. One of them is Ahmad Abdullah Al-Shaie. He was interviewed and he says he's a victim, because in Baghdad, while engaged in his jihad, he was tricked by two Iraqis into driving a fuel tanker, which exploded a few minutes later, killing nine Iraqi civilians. He said the media reported that the explosion wounded 60 civilians. He said it should be 61.