Saturday, February 8, 2014

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syrian Rebel Factions

Yes, the current jihad is global.  The Arab Spring has become the epicenter for jihadis from all over the globe to go there to fight their "holy" war, train and take that training home with them if they survive the blood bath of the "spring". 

We already know a number of Somali immigrants have returned to Somalia to fight after availing themselves of the charity of the US.  Hopefully, when the survivors try to return to the US, our ineffective administration will be able to stop them.

Given the administrations hands off approach to stopping Islamists in America, their estimate of 50 US citizens is suspiciously and dangerously low.  This figure pointedly does not mention how many non-citizen refugees have returned to wage jihad.

I'm afraid that we are only seeing the beginning of a widespread but diffused wave of solo jihadis attacking the West.


At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syrian Rebel Factions

US intelligence officials release estimate of how many US citizens are fighting in rebel factions, express concern over terrorism at home.

By Tova Dvorin

First Publish: 2/5/2014, 7:34 PM

US Intelligence officials estimate that at least 50 US citizens are fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad, and are liable to bring terrorism back to the US once the war is over, according to the Los Angeles Times.

James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that as many as 7,500 foreign nationals are fighting in Syria from 50 countries. The estimate is much lower than reports from Syrian sources, who claim that the number is at least ten times that much - reaching over 75,000.

An official told the Times that the number of Americans estimated to be fighting in the war is about 50, the first concrete estimate given by a US authority, according to the daily. Earlier estimates provided a wide range - between 10 and 60.

Article continues HERE.