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Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.
Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra

Posted on 08/27/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT by GonzoII

The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.

Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group, also known as ISIS.

The U.S. government is doing its best to keep track of the foreign fighters, who have been shifting back and forth between Iraq and Syria, according to a senior U.S. official.

"We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq," the official said, offering a figure well above widespread reports of about 100 such fighters. "It's hard to tell whether or not they're in Syria or moved to Iraq."

The State Department did not respond to a request for the number of Americans traveling in Iraq and Syria.

Supporters of the Islamic State group have worked to cultivate anxiety in the United States over the threat they might pose domestically.

Among photographs posted to Twitter in recent weeks is one that shows the Islamic State flag unfurled in front of the White House at night. Another photo taken in front of a high-rise building in Chicago features the message: "We are in your state. We are in your cities. We are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; syria

1 posted on 08/27/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Silly me. I thought the danger lies in those who didn’t travel but stayed home.


2 posted on 08/27/2014 8:18:17 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: GonzoII; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.

Stay safe!


3 posted on 08/27/2014 8:18:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: GonzoII

with any government estimate is always best to look at the number and multiply by 10 ...


4 posted on 08/27/2014 8:18:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

If any come back, you can be sure that they will commit acts of terrorism on American soil.


5 posted on 08/27/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GonzoII

This is why napalm was invented.


6 posted on 08/27/2014 8:20:02 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: GonzoII

Is it bad that it thrills me to hear of another dead “American” ISIS fighter? Because it does.


7 posted on 08/27/2014 8:21:55 PM PDT by DRey (Like him or not. He's been pretty damn great for Texas.)
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8 posted on 08/27/2014 8:23:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DRey

Of course it’s not bad. The death of anyone in ISIS is a good thing.


9 posted on 08/27/2014 8:24:32 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: GonzoII

All those muzzies that the Bush family rescued will come home to roost one day.


10 posted on 08/27/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: GonzoII

uh...and what if “only” 1% of muslims in the U.S. find “motivation”?


11 posted on 08/27/2014 8:26:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: GonzoII
from the article:
The State Department did not respond to a request for the number of Americans traveling in Iraq and Syria.

One guess as to why no response from state department?

12 posted on 08/27/2014 8:28:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

Can’t wait for them to come home! After all that training and indoctrination pep talks they will for sure be agents of change!


13 posted on 08/27/2014 8:29:43 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GonzoII

The ‘American’ reported killed fighting with ISIS is one of Holder’s people and one of many ‘Obama’s sons’. I would bet that a good portion of the like-minded ‘American’s’ are also related to Obama. The majority, no doubt come from the radical mosques around the country...and btw, are there any mosques that are not ‘radical’?


14 posted on 08/27/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
no doubt come from the radical mosques around the country...and btw, are there any mosques that are not ‘radical’?

Are there any mosques that do not teach the Koran?

15 posted on 08/27/2014 8:37:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

Are these trainees for Clown Prince nobama’s civilian force? Will nobama give them the Medal of Freedom when they return?


16 posted on 08/27/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: GonzoII

anyone found leaving the US and fighting in the forces of ISIS , or any other jihad organization , should automatically lose their US citizenship and be forever forbidden from re-entry into the US . If they turn up having sneaked in , they should be arrested and sent into permanent incarceration in Gitmo

KEEP GITMO OPEN AND RAMPED UP , convert it into a hard labor camp , not a minimum security resort jail .


17 posted on 08/27/2014 8:46:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Jonty30

Let’s see how much secret support they will get from our muzzie community and how the authorities will react.


18 posted on 08/27/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: no-to-illegals

At the same time obama sues to open more mosques here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3197825/posts


19 posted on 08/27/2014 8:53:33 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Then there is that honky from Florida who went ‘poof!’ in a dynamite filled truck in Syria.

Instant 72 obnoxious billy goats.


20 posted on 08/27/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: no-to-illegals

Thank you! My point. The Koran is RADICAL. Mohamed is/was evil. All followers of Mohamed are therefore evil.

I know a few who are ‘Islamic’, but are as much ‘Islamic’ as many who claim to be ‘Christian’ but in name only. These I know do not go to the mosque, nor do they do the prayers etc. Same for many ‘Christians’ I know. These ‘Islamic’ individuals I do not link to those who go to the Mosque reqularily.


21 posted on 08/27/2014 8:58:13 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“KEEP GITMO OPEN AND RAMPED UP, convert it into a hard labor camp, not a minimum security resort jail.”

There is a Sheriff in Arizona well qualified to run this ‘ramped up Gitmo’. And he should provide them with sheep, along with sufficient surveillance cameras to record the interaction of the prisoners with the sheep.

And yes, if the ‘Americans’ have been their long enough, they will have been introduced to the value of the ‘sheep’.


22 posted on 08/27/2014 9:04:01 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GonzoII

This makes it easy now. We can just take them all out with aerial bombardment. They’ll just have to up those 2-3 sorties per day to 2-3oo


23 posted on 08/27/2014 9:06:50 PM PDT by scannell
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To: GonzoII

If they know who they are, and they are tracking them, why don’t they cancel their passports...or at least flag them. It might be helpful when these people attempt to come back to the US.


24 posted on 08/27/2014 10:18:21 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: GonzoII

The sad thing about these 300, they are liberals, or LW democrats. The reason a Muslim doesn’t vote RW is because they know Christians know who Muslims really areMuslims can’t fool Christians, but they can fool liberals and they do every day


25 posted on 08/27/2014 10:26:23 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Colorado Doug
yep, one heck of a battle going on. Is sad zer0 and his crowd of moslems are in charge. Media announcements are the easiest way to overthrow a nation and thus far it has worked to perfection, as stalin and putin would say.
26 posted on 08/27/2014 11:23:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

Those 300 have the support of at least 100 Muslims here in America. Where there’s one Islamist there are a hundred.


27 posted on 08/28/2014 4:44:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GonzoII
But, wait! We have been told that our Veterans are the chief domestic terror threat! DHS Chief told us so!

She wouldn't have lied. She said to look for that dreaded yellow flag with a coiled rattlesnake on it!

28 posted on 08/28/2014 5:02:16 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Isn't double-secret probation enough?

Jeeze, you are acting like they are a threat, or something.

Our State Department Babes would tell us if they were!

29 posted on 08/28/2014 5:04:59 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I agree.
In a sane world we would cancel their passports.


30 posted on 08/28/2014 5:05:36 AM PDT by SisterK
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To: GonzoII

Everyone knows the only domestic threat, to Mordor-on-the-Potomac, comes from Tea Party “extremists.”


31 posted on 08/28/2014 5:33:41 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: GonzoII

Do what the Russians would....take out their families.


32 posted on 08/28/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT by nonliberal (Sent from a payphone in a whorehouse in Mexico.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
...anyone found leaving the US and fighting in the forces of ISIS , or any other jihad organization , should automatically lose their US citizenship and be forever forbidden from re-entry into the US

I disagree. They should be tried in absentia and convicted of treason. Then they should be hunted down, caught, brought back to the U.S. and publicly executed.

33 posted on 08/28/2014 6:44:43 AM PDT by nitzy
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To: DRey
Is it bad that it thrills me to hear of another dead “American” ISIS fighter? Because it does.

I'm right there with you. I seems to me that from what I read, that the American jihadists are nothing more than former "LeRoy Washington's" gone to seed.
34 posted on 08/28/2014 7:38:05 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I agree almost 100%. However, let them enjoy each others company and spare the sheep.


35 posted on 08/28/2014 7:42:03 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: 1010RD
I am constantly aware of potential jihadis when we are out in public. If you know where they live, keep track of them.

I wear IDF t-shirts in public looking to see what can be trolled up. I was approached by a young lady in a parking lot last week who just returned from five months in Israel and we had a very pleasant conversation after she thanked me for my support of the only friend America has in the Middle East.

we live in a rural area, I have gotten some dirty looks from some uni students....... oh well

36 posted on 08/28/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: GonzoII

Execute them all.


37 posted on 08/28/2014 6:38:01 PM PDT by NC Trucker
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To: Kartographer; LucyT

And here....


38 posted on 08/29/2014 5:33:56 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: GonzoII

“Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State,...”

And most of them are in Congress, the Senate, or the White House.


39 posted on 08/29/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: North Coast Conservative

Smart.


40 posted on 08/30/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: no-to-illegals

“Are there any mosques that do not teach the Koran?”
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Interesting question in light of the fact that there are definitely churches claiming to be Christian who do not teach or preach the Bible but rather a distorted version of it. The one that Obama claimed was his Christian church in Chicago actually taught something more akin to the Koran than the bible.


41 posted on 08/30/2014 11:16:52 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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