FBI: Americans joining Syria’s jihadists

Consortium of Defense Analysts

One part of the Obama administration is working at cross purpose against another agency.

On the one hand, the FBI says two dozen Americans may be fighting with Al Qaeda-linked groups against the Syrian government, and worries that they may become radicalized (as if fighting with Syrian jihadists isn’t “radical” enough) and carry out attacks in the US.

At the same time, however, the State Department is blithely “considering” forging closer ties with exactly those same Syrian jihadists.

Basit SheikhFBI arrested legal U.S. resident Basit Sheikh before he boarded a flight to join Syrian jihadists

Emery P. Dalesio reports for the Associated Press, November 30, 2013:

Raleigh, N.C. — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by Al Qaeda-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.

The State Department says it has no estimates…

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Author: AKA John Galt

A small business owner, a tea party organizer, a son, father and husband who is not willing to sell out the future lives of his children.

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