The Last Time a Terror Suspect was Captured Alive, He was Kept at Sea 2 Months Before the US Admitted to Having Him

From the Daily Beast

His name was Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, and he was captured in international waters between Yemen and Somalia in the spring of 2011. Warsame was detained aboard a Navy ship for two months before the Obama administration acknowledged the capture. He was eventually transferred to the U.S. district court of New York. In March the FBI announced that Warsame pleaded guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda’s affiliates in Yemen and Somalia.

via Abu Anas al-Liby Captured Alive, Now a Rare Fate for Terror Suspects – The Daily Beast.

The USS San Antonio, where Anas al-Libi was held a week "under the law of war."
The USS San Antonio, where Anas al-Libi was held a week “under the law of war.”

And I thought this would be a good place to note (again) the statements of State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf, formerly of the CIA and the Obama campaign, regarding the difference between this administration and the last, and why we ought to trust them.

I’m asking the international community to say that – to know that when we’re a nation of laws and when we lay those out very clearly in an executive order what’s governing – very clearly and publicly in an Executive Order talking about detention and interrogation, which let’s be clear, in the previous administration we didn’t talk about publicly – right? – when these were first put into place, that that should be a sign that business is going to be done differently now. And that’s why we very publicly came out and said this is what we’re going to be operating under.

(Briefing 10/11/13)

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