October 30, 2014

Dozens of Former Gitmo Detainees Fighting in Syria (Guest Post by Rusty Shackleford)

Hi, I'm Rusty Shackleford. I post here occasionally when Howie lets me.

So, on to news so scary that it's an appropriate way to usher in Halloween:

Of the 620 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay, 180 have returned or are suspected to have returned to the battlefield.

Of those 180, sources say 20 to 30 have either joined ISIS or other militants groups in Syria, or are participating with these groups from outside countries. Officials say most of those 20 to 30 are operating inside Syria.

Want a really scary Halloween costume? Dress up like an ISIS terrorist.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:26 AM | Comments |