Do We Need a Terrorist Detention Policy?
Could this policy move could save lives?
- Duration 4:15
- Date Jan 17, 2012
Could this policy move could save lives?
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Here to talk to us and asking a very important question that's been on the minds and the many Americans do we need a terrorist detention and interrogation policy I was reading through.
Your latest article article actually month or so ago.
About talking about how we capture -- where we put them when when and if we capture them.
And you had made the point -- we kill terrorists.
They can't tell you the plans for their next attack.
I -- -- watch homeland you watch that series homeland on showtime.
When I actually don't it's -- good -- it's so good if you out if you have showtime on demand you can go and watch the entire series and it's all about CIA agents and Harrison it's a great series with that Claire Danes.
Anyway but it does it add to your article into your point.
We -- want to bring up some of your new policy ideas and and you take.
A very important stand against this tells what's going on.
What we're not capturing terrorists anymore I mean during the Bush Administration we captured.
Many many -- high value terrorists.
Took them to CIA black site and interrogated them got them to tell us your plans for new attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohamed and his others.
Give us information has stopped a planned attack on our consulate in Karachi they stopped a planned attack on -- London.
They're gonna hijack airplanes and vitamin.
And -- quite stop what what he kicked all the I have.
Paul the second race.
They were -- Real player for not allowed to want to have a bi coastal attack and -- kind of bin -- -- the attacks until the second -- was supposed to -- to Idec and -- plentiful digital library tower in Los Angeles.
And through the interrogation of captured terrorists we got the information that -- -- to round -- all the terrorists who have been deployed to carry out these operations and bring them bring the men.
And we are not doing anymore we're killing terrorists which is better than letting them go but every time you kill.
High value terrorist you may provide all the intelligence the -- continue to lose all the information that they could shared with you about.
What they were planning where they're operating where their hideouts are where they're safe houses are -- they've been recruiting -- they've been communicating with what's so they've deployed.
You lose all that information -- we are depleting the intelligence about by not capturing terrorists anymore.
You know when you read through the the article that you have balance.
On this website.
It I was reading I want to read a quote from here from your article the head of the US special operations command recently told congress.
Because the Obama administration has no clear plan for handling suspected terrorist leaders if they are caught -- outside a war zone.
It is US policy that it's such a captured terrorist cannot be tried in US court or transfer to the custody of an allied country.
The prisoners ultimately let go in other words America has a policy of terrorist catch and release that is stunning.
That's stunning and has gotten very little attention this is that admiral William -- -- would be I would suspect had a special operations command the man behind the operation.
And they killed a -- -- argument during confirmation testimony.
On Capitol Hill he testified that we have a policy of terrorist catch and release of the Bush Administration.
We ended catch and release of the border in Mexico but apparently.
The Obama administration's reinstituted it when it comes from Qaeda.
Of the idea that we would release -- a high value terrorist act because we couldn't try them in -- criminal court.
Or or or pro or find a third country to take -- just didn't think and the reason -- It because President Obama has shut down the CIA black -- we used to take them.
And he's not taking anyone to Guantanamo -- -- to shut down Guantanamo but but we can't just stop them from doing that.
But there are no I no new -- -- our guests coming to Guantanamo these -- and so little because we don't have a detention policy.
We don't capture them until we can interrogated anybody.
So it -- we're losing huge beautiful intelligent and frankly we've almost -- Ford -- -- In that December 2009 when that that terrorists from -- -- the Arabian Peninsula.
-- got on a plane and almost blew it up over the city of Detroit.
That -- and they foiled terror suspect with a failed terrorist attack the ball malfunction.
But we found out later.
We didn't I didn't know the Obama administration that we did not know that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
-- developed intent or capability to strike -- homeless because we're not capturing their leadership find out what the -- so.