And thus it begins – the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper says that some 40 Americans who have gone overseas to fight for Islamic radicals in Syria have returned. But don’t worry folks… the government says that these Muslim Extremists pose no threat apparently.
Yes, you heard that right these people who have trained and fought as radical Islamic rebels pose no threat to us who are fighting the very same people they were recently friendly with! I apologize if I have a hard time taking the government’s word for the fact that these rebel soldiers are harmless – that just doesn’t seem to make any sense…
Forty Americans have returned home after joining Islamist militants in Syria, but they don’t pose a threat, says U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper.
As reported by The Hill:
“We’ve since found they went for humanitarian purposes or some other reasons that don’t relate to plotting,” Clapper said. “In fact at this point, we’re not aware of any of these people who have returned who are engaged in plotting” an attack.
“If they come back and they are not involved in plotting — don’t have a nefarious purpose — then that’s their right and privilege as an American citizen to come back,” he added.
An estimated 180 Americans have left to join Islamist militants in Syria, but this is only part of the larger picture. According to Reuters:
The United States and its allies believe that more than 20,000 foreign fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to Syria.
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