May 21, 2014

Awesome: 100+ Americans Fighting in Syria

Maybe I should have stayed in Scotland? Who am I kidding, the problem is just as bad in the UK. At least here I can own guns. Lots and lots of guns:

Western intelligence services have been warning that European and American jihadists have been flocking to Syria to fight. But they’ve been reluctant to say how many Americans have joined the extremist forces there—until now. The latest U.S. intelligence estimates say that more than 100 Americans have joined the jihad in Syria to fight alongside Sunni terrorists there.
But it gets worse:
The problem, U.S. counter-terrorism and intelligence officials tell The Daily Beast, is that there are just so many jihadists with Western passports traveling to fight in Syria that they worry some of them may slip back into the United States without being detected.

The NSA does not have the ability to track thousands of bad guys—and on the human intelligence side, this is even more difficult,” another senior U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast. “So we are worried that people are slipping through the cracks.”

*sigh*

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:03 PM | Comments |