When Barack Obama released five terrorists from Yemen, it sent a message. That message was that when Paris terrorist Said Kouachi was killed, so too was a terrorist with connections to not only Yemen but to one of Islam’s most revered martyrs – Anwar al-Awlaki. In the wake of the attacks in Paris, it was reported that Kouachi met with Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Kouachi’s death – coupled with the release of five Yemeni terrorists from Gitmo one week after his death – represents a five for one trade.
Sound familiar? Last year, five Taliban commanders were released to Qatar along with $5 Billion in exchange for one deserter named Bowe Bergdahl, as Shoebat.com reported.
As politicians wring their hands and complain about Obama’s action, they do little else except complain. Meanwhile, Obama suffers no consequence after sending a message that anyone who knows what’s going on can interpret. It’s no mistake that Yemeni terrorists were released days after a terrorist who met with al-Awlaki in Yemen was killed after murdering multiple French civilians.
There will be those who scoff and say there is no correlation, just coincidence. Really?
Weren’t we told by the President after he was photographed hitting the golf course while the family of James Foley grieved the loss of their son, that Obama would be more sensitive to optics?
The truth about al-Awlaki would implicate a lot of powerful people in both political parties as Shoebat.com has reported. In fact, it was Republican House Speakers who allowed radical Islamists with varying degrees of connection to al-Awlaki to deliver prayers from the floor of the House of Representatives.
In 2001, it was Speaker Dennis Hastert who approved al-Awlaki’s boss at Dar al-Hijrah mosque, Bassam Estwani delivering such a prayer. Hastert was also photographed meeting with Estwani at least twice.
In 2014, as Shoebat.com reported, it was Speaker John Boehner who personally introduced radical Islamist Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli on the House floor. Chebli then proceeded to deliver an Islamic prayer. Chebli has welcomed – among others – Suhaib Webb to his mosque. In addition to being the Imam at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) visited by the Boston Marathon bombers, Webb joined none other than al-Awlaki on the stage of a fundraiser just two days before 9/11.