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May 15, 2015

What happens when Arab foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria go home?


Foreign fighters who gain combat experience in Iraq and Syria pose a double danger.
Many of those who go to war will come back as hardened veterans, steady in the face of danger and skilled in the use of weapons and explosives—ideal terrorist recruiting material. More important, their worldview may change. While in the conflict zone, they will form networks with other radicals, embrace techniques like suicide bombings and beheadings, and establish ties to jihadists around the world, making them prone to further radicalization and giving them access to training and weapons they might otherwise lack. Brookings Institution

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Is there anything at all on this entire planet that the US gov't hasn't fucked up?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 7:38 PM

Rush Limbaugh will tell you only USDA government cheese.

Posted by: StephenB [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 7:49 PM

There are 1,000 Somali immigrants working at the Minneapolis airport. They have access to EVERY airliner that takes off or lands there. They NEVER even walk through a metal detector before having unsupervised access to those aircraft. They fill out a form, submit fingerprints, and get a "security badge." ALL of the Sept 11 hijackers would have passed this "security" check.

We have DOUBLED our Muslim immigration SINCE Sept 11.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 8:33 PM

There will continue to be troubles with these people until they are met with deadly force.

We have a lot of our military coming home from the battlefields that are hardened veterans, steady in the face of danger and skilled in the use of weapons and explosives. They know how to deal with jihadists.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 8:49 PM

Chas, you a right on both counts. Consider- the government has access to more information than you and I do on the jihad. Knowing what they must surely know they continue to import moslems from the most virulent shitholes on the planet. They allow mosques to be built all across the nation. Then they blame our freedom of speech for terrorist acts committed on our soil in the name of islam. Makes you sort of wonder whose side they're on.


Posted by: John M [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 11:08 PM

Is it possible for the US to avoid civil war, or at least very wide-spread and large-scale civil unrest, Baltimore et al on steroids?

There is a low level race war no going on in the Southwest where Mexicans are ethnically cleansing blacks from traditional black neighborhoods. In every large city, the black underclass hunts and attacks whites with the encouragement of middle and upper class blacks. Somali immigrants and native blacks fight each other. In the last two Presidential elections, Progressive whites physically attacked conservatinve whites on numerous occasions.

We haven't had another 9/11, but that might be due to the unheralded effectiveness of the DHS. Maybe all that surveillance is actually working.

Posted by: plus.google.com/102207530494679331148 [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 4:56 AM

JWM You know whose side this closet Muslim is on. If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn't put to death before Obama's term is up, he may pardon him and Hassan, fly both out of the country as an act of forgiveness to the Arabs for all the crap America did since we blew the crap out of the Barbary Pirates.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 8:36 AM

@ plus.google.com--Saul Alinsky's Thoughts:
A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Every Progressive works on this program of discord. The only answer is to shoot back and be a better shot, more prepared and more ruthless.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 8:40 AM

We have in addition to combat vets a force consisting of commandos, street guys, night riders, button men, bikers, any rough and ready men willing to do what it takes to get rid of these jihadists.

Preemptive strikes are called for. Surprise favors the attacker.
I say let loose the hounds of war.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 10:26 PM

I think this can be overstated quite a bit. They may be people who've been in combat, but to call them "hardened veterans" suggests they're good at it and learned a lot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2015 8:36 AM

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