Really? U.S. Offers $5 million Reward for Terrorist it Already Released

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Ibrahim al-Rubaysh

Years after liberating an Al Qaeda operative from the military prison at Guantanamo, the United States government has put him on a global terrorist list and offered a $5 million reward for information on his whereabouts.

The unbelievable story comes as President Obama frees more and more terrorists—including four to Afghanistan over the weekend— long held in the military compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeastern Cuba. The president’s goal is to close the prison, a campaign promise that dates back to 2008, by relocating the last of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Still left at the facility are 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

Hundreds of Gitmo terrorists have been discharged over the years under a program that started with President George W. Bush and continued full-throttle with this administration. Intelligence report after intelligence report has revealed that many rejoin terrorist missions after leaving the military prison. In fact, Judicial Watch has been reporting this for years. Back in 2010 JW wrote about a report that the Director of National Intelligence gave Congress documenting that 150 former Gitmo detainees were confirmed or suspected of “reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities after transfer.” At least 83 remained at large, according to the document.

Now we learn that the U.S. government is secretly admitting that it erred in at least one case, the release of a Saudi national named Ibrahim al-Rubaysh. In late 2006 the Bush administration repatriated him back home under a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reformed Guantanamo Bay jihadists but instead has served as a training camp for future terrorists. In fact, in 2008 counterterrorism officials confirmed that many of the terrorists who return to “the fight” after being released from U.S. custody actually graduated from the laughable Saudi rehab program, which started under Bush and continued under Obama.

It turns out that al-Rubaysh is the poster child for the Saudi rehab’s failures. He’s a dangerous Al Qaeda operative based in Yemen and now, years after freeing him, the United States wants him captured. This month the State Department coined the “senior leader” of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. “He serves as a senior advisor for AQAP operational planning and is involved in the planning of attacks,” a State Department announcement says. “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.”

The U.S. government has also offered a $5 million reward for information that could lead to al-Rubaysh’s capture. The prize is part of a $45 million pot offered by the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program involving eight key AQAP leaders, among them al-Rubaysh. Information on some of al-Rubaysh’s buddies could net informants $10 million, but he’s only worth half that, according to the U.S. government. The bottom line remains; The U.S. had him and let him go. Now it’s offering a chunk of change for his capture. Uncle Sam has paid out over $125 million to more than 80 people who provided actionable information that put terrorists behind bars or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide. The reward program appears to be the government’s best hope of capturing this terrorist it once held.

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  • slk5

    5 million bucks??? these people would be happy with five bucks!!!

  • Dudley DoRight.

    That nigger doesn’t have a clue.

    • David Pimentel

      Actually, he probably does have a clue. If you recall his original campaign promise to “fundamentally change the United States of America,” then you may notice that he and his sycophantic lackeys are accomplishing much of what was intended.

    • Joseph Le Bard

      Is that a racist term or you refereeing to nigeria land of the eternal slums , mud huts , skanky water oh thats detroit sorry, as you were.

      • Tom Sargent

        VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Yadja

      Well not quit on his father is Black Kenyan Muslim so some difference between him and Leroy Brown etc.

      • JohnB

        Leroy Brown was badder than old King Kong. Oblahblah doesn’t even rise up to Cheetah.

        • Yadja

          He is more of a marmesete LOLOL

  • Yadja

    Send O, Holder, Sharpton to find him. They seem to be really good at getting to the bottom of problems…….oh wait ……….well he is dark skinned and might could be O’s son……but then Sharpton couldn’t make any money off finding him and O couldn’t secure any votes.

    Anyone who voted this worthless piece of camel dung into office needs a swastika embedded on their foreheads so we can kick them in the a$$ every time we see them.

    • Juan TwoTree

      Yeah, that would be beautiful! And then we can fly a few drones over them@@

      • Yadja

        I believe there will be a bunch of privately owned drones flying around that will be dropping on people.

        Good excuse for O to get rid of dissidents, just drone um and make a speech about how horrible the accidents with drones have been and how we need to address it.

        • Juan TwoTree

          Right Yadja! As he hnos in his golf cart and starts making his plans for more vacations!

          • Yadja

            The Great Sultan of Who Flung Dung might get one of his own the way he is treating the military and police. Both militarized and well trained.

            He might not want to p_ss in the wind too much.

          • Juan TwoTree

            He’s too STUPID! He’ vacationing! On OUR dime….17 days in Hawaii!! Would be nice, eh?…

          • Yadja

            George Bush spent his Holidays at the White House so his staff could have Christmas with their families.

            He and Reagan had ranches where they lived and went for working vacations this jerk just vacations.

            Our bad for allowing it.

          • Juan TwoTree

            You’ve got that right, Yadja!

    • DAY8293A

      How about a swastika on ovomit’s forehead????? He is doing exactly the same thing to our country Hitler did to Germany!! Heil Ovomit!!

      • Yadja

        Herr Fourth Reich for sure.

    • JohnB

      Make it a foursome and include OJ. He’s adept at getting to the bottom of things. Then oblahblah could have a golf partner.

      • Yadja

        OJ likes um blonde and blue eyed.

  • gpicha

    What else would you want from the head “nig” in charge. That clown is a worthless POS. Why is it & that bitch & snot kids of his still breathing. A few shots will solve a lot of problems. Merry CHRISTMAS Odumma. Die, DIE DIE.

  • Joseph Le Bard

    I’d like to be back in service an get deployed to gitmo , I’d save the people billions an it would only cost .23 cent per terrorist . I know that i’d spend time an even die in prison but saving life’s totally worth it.

  • edorr1atcoxdotnet

    Remember, it wasn’t Obama that released erroneously released this terrorist it was the man everyone seems to worship as the perfect President. According to many Pres. Bush could do no harm except Al Qaeda, and Taliban. Never mind the 4000+ who were killed in Iraq.

  • theyak47

    You don’t suppose that Bandar Bush had anything to do with this, do you? !5 of 19 hijackers were Saudi. The Taliban and anti-American madrassas were financed by the Saudis. This guy was released to the Saudis by the Bush administration. And all these comments are blaming Obama. if I had suspected you people were idiots, you would have just removed all doubts.

    • Tom Sargent

      I blame all 435 members of the House, all 100 members of the Senate, all of the of the Spineless members of the Supreme Court and the 10 muslims SOBama has on his staff. Remember the difference between Obama and Osama is simply 1 letter …. all other ASSpects are the same!!!!

    • Ron Powell

      Did you happen to see where Obama traded 5 top terrorists for one deserter? Bush was complicit in releasing the fanatics too and Obama and his band of thugs should have learned from that idiot’s mistakes. Obama is a Muslim however and will aid and abet them
      whenever the opportunity arises. Obama and Holder are the two top terrorists in this country and should be dealt with appropriately.

      • pineapple

        If you go to, you can see a video of Obama admitting that he was not born in the U.S. You can also see a video of him admitting that he is a Muslim.

  • volksnut

    what aJOKE – WHAT will the idiots do if they grab him? take him out to lunch? then give him a gift card to Target? where and what would they do – barry is intent on endangering all of us by releasing all of these homicidal psychopaths – He makes Neville Chamberlain look like Mc Carthur –

  • theyak47

    Did any of you even read the damn article?

  • JBRoux

    What? I thought the countries that we released these thugs back to told Islabama that they would track them as part of their Terrorist Release Program.

    • JohnB


  • Tom Sargent

    SOBama has proven to me that I am not racially predjudiced ….. I despise the white and black sides of him equally…

  • Kenneth Fichtl

    You can get 5 mil for your family if you go back to Gitmo? sounds great since you will be released again. Wonder how many times you can cash in?

  • J.B. Young

    Wonder when there will be rewards for the others obama has released?

  • J_R_K

    “Still left at the facility are 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.”

    Just out of curiosity, and at the risk of being called a racist, why are these men still alive?


    U mean to tell u liberal assholes have reward for the assholes u released …how dumb are u along with that asshole In the WH..Bozo need to go one way or another. . this liberal government is is a waste. They worry about all bullshit things that mean nothing. …they can’t handle anything that means something. ..who ever elected these assholes need to go ….Liberals are dumb as dirt