In comments today about the growing US war against ISIS, FBI Director James Comey conceded that he doesn’t have any real idea how many Americans have successfully joined ISIS, but he does know it’s an “urgent threat.”
Last year, officials were estimating “dozens” of US fighters had tried to join the various Syrian rebel factions, including ISIS. Comey today put the number who had just joined ISIS at over 100.
How much over is not clear, as Comey says he doesn’t know if it’s 100-200, or 100-500, or even 100-1,000. Well over 1,000 ISIS fighters are known to have come from EU member nations, with large numbers from France.
Previously, the big concern with such rebels was that when the Syrian Civil War eventually ended, ISIS-linked fighters would return to the West with EU and US passports that gave them easy access to targets most jihadists just don’t have.
With the US now a direct participant in the war against ISIS, the blowback could come much sooner, and be much more serious as the US establishes itself as the primary antagonist to the ISIS state.
4 thoughts on “How Many Americans in ISIS? FBI Is Not Sure”
Very doubtful that there are any Americans in ISIS. There are probably some 3rd world savages who had come to the United States and lived, maybe even getting citizenship. But they are not and will never be Americans.
Ditto with the ones with E.U. passports.
ISIS is not a threat to north America, there's enough threat as it is from our own militarized corporate police state. The only treat to US national interest, and ME hegemony, is israel. And israel owns and controls that same militarized corporate state. Is this the beginning of the end of the Balfour Agreement?
god knows the truth and
he is the only witness, there will be now states, no lies, we will all face his judgment, which is greater then human being judgment there will be nothing Israel owns or controls, and there will be no special human above then others and no one have power but allah, so will us show up with air stirkes on the day off god's judgment? I don't think so.,
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