The alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attack and other Gitmo detainees will receive coronavirus vaccines before most Americans.
The Pentagon revealed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and fellow prisoners at the complex in Cuba will start receiving the vaccine as early as next week.
“(A)n official in the Pentagon has just signed a memo approving the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to the detainee population Guantánamo,” Prosecutor Clayton Trivett Jr, the one leading the case against terrorists behind the 9/11 attack, wrote, the New York Times reported.
The news sparked fury from 9/11 responders and politicians, who criticized the decision to vaccinate terrorists before most Americans.
John Feal, a demolition supervisor at the Ground Zero pile, told the New York Post: “The fact that the 9/11 community can’t get the vaccine and the terrorists can show how backward our government is.
“It’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard. 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.”
Tom Von Essen, the city Fire Commissioner during the September 2011 attack, said: “You can’t make this up.
The ridiculousness of what we get from our government.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. ”
He told the New York Post: “It’s f***ng nuts.”
Retired New York firefighter Lt. Michael O’Connell said: “It’s absolutely disgusting. These terrorists committed harm but the patriots are the one who have to wait to get vaccinated.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik also said: “It is inexcusable and un-American that President Biden is choosing to prioritize convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans.”
As per Pentagon policy, the Guantanamo jabs will be administered on a ‘voluntary basis.’
Prifzer and Moderna vaccines are currently for emergency use only.
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