U.S. Government Puts Up $5 Million Bounty On Al-Qaeda Terrorist It Released From Gitmo.
The push to release prisoners from Guantanamo Bay has been a hot topic for a number of years, even predating Obama. If you recall Obama used Gitmo as one of his pillars of "hope and change" during his campaign for presidency. But the release of prisoners has come under heavy scrutiny since the prisoners tend to be terrorist masterminds determined to destroy the West. In 2012 NPR reported that 28% of released Gitmo detainees are suspected to have returned to terrorism or have actually done so. That seems to be the case with a released Gitmo detainee, Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a Saudi national. The U.S. State Department is currently offering $5 Million to anyone that can provide information on the whereabouts of al-Rubaysh.
Ibrahim al-Rubaysh is a senior leader of AQAP, a designated FTO and Specially Designated Global entity. He serves as a senior advisor for AQAP operational planning and is involved in the planning of attacks in various regions. He has served as a senior AQAP sharia official since 2013, and as a senior AQAP sharia official, al-Rubaysh provides the justification for attacks conducted by AQAP. In addition, he has made public statements, including one in August 2014 where he called on Muslims to wage war against the United States. In addition, since October 14, 2014, Ibrahim al-Rubaysh has been subject to a five million dollar Reward for Justice.
While the State Department offers this $5 Million bounty on al-Rubaysh the question has to be asked: wouldn't it have been easier to have just kept him detained? What's the point of releasing prisoners if the next day it's going to cost a bounty and man power just to recapture him? If you're interested in collecting the bounty, NBC News stated that after his transfer in 2006 from Gitmo to Saudi Arabia he "escaped" to Yemen. That is if you believe the narrative that he escaped, after all with friends like Saudi Arabia, who really needs enemies?