A City Council in Montana voted 5-0 Tuesday in favor of a proposal to house terror suspects currently detained at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay in their city’s empty jail.
President Obama has 240 terror suspects he has said must be moved out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year.
Seems like it all fits perfectly. But there’s going to be a storm over this which we’ll cover later. For the sake of argument, let’s say that Montana is going to house the (alleged) jihadists.
One of the nice things about Gitmo was that it’s right on the shores of shark infested waters and therefore escape wasn’t a high priority.
But if this Montana prison begins housing detainees, the inmates might be alerted to the fact that while there are not a lot of sharks in Montana they’ll be surrounded by…something slightly more dangerous.
The guards should make it clear to the detainees that they’re not protecting the Montana populace from the detainees, they’re protecting the detainees from the Montana populace. This video from Al Jazeera should be required viewing for all former Gitmo detainess before their move to Montana.
After watching that, the detainees will be asking the guards to make sure the gates are locked.