Skip to comments.Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.
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."
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Silly me. I thought the danger lies in those who didn’t travel but stayed home.
Active Duty ping.
with any government estimate is always best to look at the number and multiply by 10 ...
If any come back, you can be sure that they will commit acts of terrorism on American soil.
This is why napalm was invented.
Is it bad that it thrills me to hear of another dead “American” ISIS fighter? Because it does.
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Of course it’s not bad. The death of anyone in ISIS is a good thing.
All those muzzies that the Bush family rescued will come home to roost one day.
uh...and what if “only” 1% of muslims in the U.S. find “motivation”?
One guess as to why no response from state department?
Can’t wait for them to come home! After all that training and indoctrination pep talks they will for sure be agents of change!
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’?
Are there any mosques that do not teach the Koran?
Are these trainees for Clown Prince nobama’s civilian force? Will nobama give them the Medal of Freedom when they return?
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 .
Let’s see how much secret support they will get from our muzzie community and how the authorities will react.
At the same time obama sues to open more mosques here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3197825/posts
Then there is that honky from Florida who went ‘poof!’ in a dynamite filled truck in Syria.
Instant 72 obnoxious billy goats.
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