Obama ignores Trump, releases more prisoners from Gitmo

Obama ignores Trump, releases more prisoners from Gitmo
Obama continues to empty Guantanamo for dangerous terrorists, handing them over to Saudi Arabia, where they get much better conditions.

The Obama administration ignored the plea of President-elect Donald Trump to stop transferring prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility and sent four more detainees to Saudi Arabia, Military.com reports.

The four transfers reduced the detainee population at "Gitmo" to 55. The Obama administration reportedly has plans to transfer another 15 detainees before Trump takes office on Jan. 20, which would bring the Guantanamo population down to 40 but still leave President Barack Obama's pledge to close the facility unfulfilled.

The transfers came two days after Trump said they should be stopped. In a Tweet, Trump said "There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield."

During the campaign, Trump pledged to keep Guantanamo open and said he would fill it with more suspected terrorists. "We're gonna' load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we're gonna' load it up," he said last February.

The Guantanamo facility was opened following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks for suspected "enemy combatants" and at one point held more than 700 detainees. The majority was transferred out or released under the administration of former President George W. Bush and 242 remained when Obama took office in 2009.

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