On Friday, the Pentagon made a rather startling announcement related to the rollout of the COVID vaccines. They planned to start vaccinating all of the War on Terror prisoners at our facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That’s right. The odds are that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would wind up getting vaccinated before most of you who are reading this. To say that the plan caused some “concerns” around the country would be a significant understatement indeed. Tom Von Essen, the New York City Fire Commissioner during 9/11, described the plan as “f***ing nuts” that the “lowlifes” in Gitmo would get the vaccine before everyone in New York did. Other comments along a similar line came in from far and wide.
Apparently, there are some things that are still a bridge too far, even now that the Democrats are in charge of both our military and intelligence agencies. Roughly 24 hours after the news first went public, the Pentagon appeared to have a change of heart. The plan to vaccinate KSM and his pals would be “put on hold” while they review their force protection protocols. Seems like a smart move, particularly given all of the trouble that so many American citizens are running into trying to just get an appointment for a vaccination. (NY Post)
The Pentagon officially hit pause on a plan to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to prisoners held at the US military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a tweet Saturday.
The issue came to wide public attention after The Post reported that some of the most infamous terrorists in the world incarcerated there would begin receiving the lifesaving injections. Those potentially on the list included 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.