Veterans of the New York City Fire Department are livid after learning the Biden administration has approved COVID-19 vaccines for the mastermind behind 9/11 and other terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay – months before most Americans.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, named as “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks” in the 9/11 Commission Report, three members of the Southeast Asia-based extremist group known as Jemaah Islamiyah, a group responsible for the 2002 bombings in Bali, Indonesia that killed 202 people, and nearly forty other detainees could receive a vaccine as early as next week.
The Pentagon on Friday signed a memo approving vaccination efforts at Guantanamo Bay, also known as Gitmo.
Let this sink in…
“Biden administration okays COVID vaccine for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 40 other ‘Gitmo’ terror detainees – months before most Americans”.https://t.co/BfNWg1jEGV
— 🇺🇸ERIC BOLLING🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) January 30, 2021
Prosecutor Clayton Trivett Jr, who is leading the case against five terrorists behind the September 11 attacks, disclosed the information in a letter to defense lawyers earlier this week.
“An official in the Pentagon has just signed a memo approving the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to the detainee population in Guantánamo,” Trivett wrote according to the New York Times.
Approval of the Gitmo vaccines is reportedly meant as a means to resume legal proceedings for individuals like Mohammad.
The vaccines will be administered on a “voluntary basis” and it is not known if any of the detainees would accept being inoculated.
According to the Times assessment, the second dose could be administered on the eve of an arraignment for the three members of Jemaah Islamiyah. That date, remarkably, would mark the first court appearance for the trio since they were captured in 2003.
9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other Gitmo detainees will get the COVID vaccine before many people’s grandparents. https://t.co/U3u0m0MOvK
— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) January 29, 2021
Fury Over COVID Vaccines for 9/11 Mastermind and Other Terrorists Before Americans
The Daily Mail reports “the news sparked fury from politicians and 9/11 responders, who slammed the decision to vaccinate terrorists before American citizens.”
Tom Von Essen, who was New York City’s Fire Commissioner during 9/11, was blunt in his assessment, telling the New York Post the decision by the Biden administration is “f***ing nuts.”
“You can’t make this up. The ridiculousness of what we get from our government,” Von Essen seethed. “They will run the vaccine down to those lowlifes at Guantanamo Bay before every resident of the United States of America gets it is the theater of the absurd.”
John Feal, a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero said, “It’s an insult to the people who ran into the towers and were killed and those who worked on the pile for months and are ill.”
Retired New York firefighter Lt. Michael O’Connell, who assisted in search and rescue on 9/11, blasted the administration decision to vaccinate terrorists as “absolutely disgusting.”
“These terrorists committed harm but the patriots are the ones who have to wait to get vaccinated,” he said.
Many 9/11 first responders are still waiting for their COVID vaccines, despite having preexisting conditions including battles with cancers, lung diseases and other ailments that put them at greater risk. @GusoffTV reports. https://t.co/SumhFyssy7
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) January 29, 2021
9/11 First Responders Still Waiting For Vaccine
Earlier this week, reports emerged that many 9/11 first responders are still waiting for their COVID vaccine shots, despite having severe preexisting conditions that put them at greater risk of developing complications should they contract the virus.
New York Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for vaccinations to those 65 and over while waiting for CDC guidance on getting them to those with underlying illnesses.
CBS New York reports many of the 9/11 first responders are “too young to join the 65 and up group.”
That leaves many of our police, firefighter, and paramedic heroes, suffering with cancers and lung diseases brought on by the 9/11 attacks, waiting for a vaccine while the people that caused them their deadly illnesses – including the mastermind of the attack – can jump in front.
“It is inexcusable and un-American that President Biden is choosing to prioritize convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans,” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) stated.
Mohammed and four others are charged with war crimes including terrorism and the murder of nearly 3,000 people.
The vaccination order was signed Wednesday by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Terry Adirim, a Biden appointee who was sworn in last week.