At least 6,000 Jihadist Rebels in Syria, Pose A Risk To The United States And Europe

Now you ask what’s so confusing about that. well it seems these jihadist rebels are all TANGLED UP with al-Qaida. and it seems we may have provided a lot of these weapons. Now I’m no rocket scientist , but seems to me it might not have been a good idea giving these wahoo’s even a book of MATCHeS.


TODAY Our Country Is In Grave Danger!

Written by Aaron Klein
JERUSALEM – At least 6,000 jihadist rebels in Syria, many affiliated with al-Qaida, now pose a major security risk to the United States and Europe, according to Obama administration officials and Mideast experts.
Most of the news coverage of the emerging threat fails to mention U.S. and Western support, including weapons transfers, to the Syrian rebels. Al-Qaida-linked groups reportedly are prominent among the rebel ranks.

On Tuesday, Michael Morell, the Central Intelligence Agency’s second-in-command, warned in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that al-Qaida groups in Syria, along with the civil war itself, pose the greatest threat to U.S. national security.
The Wall Street Journal reported Morell said there are now more foreigners flowing into Syria each month to fight with al-Qaida-affiliated groups than there were going to Iraq to fight with al-Qaida at the height of the war there.
Meanwhile, according to UPI, Matthew G. Olsen, director of the Nati… Syria “has become really the predominant jihadist battlefield in the world.”
“The concern going forward from a threat perspective is there are individuals traveling to Syria, becoming further radicalized, becoming trained and then returning as part of really a global jihadist movement to Western Europe and, potentially, to the United States,” said Olsen at a security conference in Aspen, Colo., this month.
Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator, told the same conference, “The scale of this is completely different from what we’ve experienced in the past.”
De Kerchove spoke of jihadists flocking to Syria from Europe. He described the European jihadist travelers as self-radicalized and traveling on their own initiative.
He said the militants now pose a threat to their home countries if they attempt to return home, and he warned that European governments lack the capabilities to monitor all of them.
USA Today further reported on at least 6,000 foreign jihadists from 50 nations, including fighters from Australia, France, Britain and the U.S.
“Australians now make up the largest contingent from any developed nation in the Syrian rebel forces,” the newspaper reported. “There are around 120 French fighters in Syria, about 100 Britons and a handful of Americans.”
There is a history of foreign fighters returning home to carry out terrorist attacks, such as the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, in which 19 U.S. servicemen were killed.
Unmentioned by CIA official Morell or the major news media reporting on the Syrian rebel threat is that the U.S. and Western countries have supplied vast sums of weapons to the Syrian rebels and earlier to the rebels in Libya who toppled Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.
WND reported earlier this week that U.S. and other Western arms shipments to jihadist-saturated Libyan and Syrian rebel groups may have contributed to al-Qaida’s growing worldwide threat.
Al-Qaida’s resurgence may now be culminating in the terrorist group’s reported plot to target U.S. and Western interests, prompting a weeklong shutdown of U.S. embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, WND further reported.
Indeed, informed Middle Eastern security sources told WND the current al-Qaida terrorist plot against U.S. and Western targets is a direct result of U.S.-supported efforts currently under way to purge al-Qaida affiliates from the ranks of the Syrian rebels. The sources have specific knowledge of the terrorist threat.
The sources said the U.S. has been working with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states to support a U.S.-armed Free Syria Army effort to cleanse al-Qaida affiliates from among the rebel ranks, including al-Nusra and other groups.
For months, the U.S. reportedly has been providing lethal support to the Syrian rebels amid widespread fears the Western weapons could fall into the hands of al-Qaida organizations known to work alongside the Free Syria Army.
Now with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad closing in on the insurgency targeting his regime, U.S. allies in the Gulf and throughout the Middle East are deeply concerned the freshly armed al-Qaida groups could turn their efforts from Assad to destabilizing the moderate Arab regimes.
To that affect, according to the Middle Eastern security sources, the U.S. has been heavily aiding the Free Syrian Army in its efforts to disarm or eliminate the al-Qaida groups fighting as Syrian rebels.
The Middle Eastern security sources said the current al-Qaida plot is an attempt to dissuade the U.S. from further supporting the disarming efforts.
~Steve~                           H/T 

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press inside
7 years ago

Reblogged this on News-Press.

press inside
7 years ago
Reply to  Steve

You’re welcome,Steve……………..

Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

There is also good evidence that the Obama regime was using the Benghazi consulate to get arms to the Syrian al-Qaeda-associated rebels, which was why the White House gave the stand down order to not help besieged Americans on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, resulting in the deaths of 4 Americans, incl. Amb. Chris Stephens.

7 years ago

That’s good information. Now lets look further and see why Obama and the elite are arming them. And why we are going to expect problems here. The Devil’s Empire The Dark Side of Politics The Rothchild Banking System has one bank in each country of the world and they loan money to governments only. The Bank of International Settlement in Switzerland is the central bank of the whole world and they own it. Their main bank vaults are in Switzerland storing hard money in the form of gold and silver. The Rothschild banking empire is estimated to have 500… Read more »

7 years ago

Does the word “blowback” mean anything here?

Alice Wolf
Alice Wolf
7 years ago

It’s more convenient for the oligarchs to have money funnelled through the CIA to fund the people who will do their dirty work, rather than have Congress to debate whether going to war against another country for the sake of the oligarchs and their power politics and have the US citizens get involved. There are lots of escaped prisoners of war now so that’s convenient too so they can recruit more cannon fodder to fght against Assad r anyone else they think is a nuisance. Yes even us, remember the World Trade Center disaster. We are being lined up like… Read more »


what about Syria itself?
all you people care about is yourselves (Europe & America).
They are risking us before you.

Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

Who is “us”? Your IP says you are in Cairo, Egypt.
For your information, just as Egyptians care about Egypt and Egyptians, and Syrians care about Syria and Syrians, so too do Americans care about the wars our feral gummint gets us into. We love our soldiers and we don’t want them to get killed and maimed for no good reason.
You go defend your own country from your internal and external enemies.