Skip to comments.US: American fighters in Syria a security risk
Posted on 11/30/2013 5:04:57 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
RALEIGH, N.C. Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
The State Department says it has no estimates of how many Americans have taken up weapons to fight military units loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in the conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people over 2 ½ years. Other estimates from an arm of the British defense consultant IHS Janes and from experts at a nonprofit think tank in London put the number of Americans at a couple dozen. The IHS group says al-Qaida-linked fighters number about 15,000, with total anti-Assad force at 100,000 or more.
This year, at least three Americans have been charged with planning to fight beside Jabhat al-Nusrah a radical Islamic organization that the U.S. considers a foreign terrorist group against Assad. The most recent case involves a Pakistan-born North Carolina man arrested on his way to Lebanon.
At a Senate homeland security committee hearing this month, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., said: We know that American citizens as well as Canadian and European nationals have taken up arms in Syria, in Yemen and in Somalia. The threat that these individuals could return home to carry out attacks is real and troubling.
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And yet, the nine year old in the White House can send them arms and cash. Can we try him too?
He’s the guy I’m worried about, carrying out bad things on our soil.
This article is designed to give cover for US black ops on the side of Al Qaeda. We already know Obama supports Al Qaeda. Dead Americans have to be explained.
As in Mission Impossible: “As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.”
I would like to go to Syria to fight for the Christians, but we already know that Obama has sentenced them to genocide.
Obama Ignored Syrian Christian Requests for Weapons
What does it take to pry some weapons out of Obamas clenched little fists? Hell give weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt, but not to its military. Hell give weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood militias in Syria, but not the Syrian Christians who are only asking for weapons to defend themselves.
Well that doors wide open but I doubt this administration
and it’s military leaders will take advantage of it.
It would be easy for the Christian to receive arms from this administration. The request must be written in Spanish with the understanding that the arms will be used exclusively for the protection of uncertified pharmacologists. “Americans” and “Europeans” traveling to fight in Syria might become radicalized? I am sure that many moderates are on their way. The survivors will return to “their” countries. Be prepared. There will be blood. No, I am not a rocket scientist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. I suppose the Ivy League experts who run the show have not anticipated this.
He will give weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico, but no guns for Christians.
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