Or because of global efforts thousands more enter Syria to join ISIS?
Smart money is on the thanks to and because of NATO/Israeli effort, thousands more have entered Syria to join ISIS! Suddenly the reason for that recent massive delivery of weapons to AQ, logistical supply that is, becomes much clear. US trained Syrian "rebels" GAVE weapons to Al Qaeda
Notice the earlier news did not specify the size of the weapons cache the US trained rebels entered Syria with before delivering "at least a third of them" but likely more and maybe all of them to AQ??
WASHINGTON — Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce antiterrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of new militant fighters.More then double the Americans are then just a year ago? How is that even possible? Unless it's being allowed? There is no other realistic or credible explanation.
Among those who have entered or tried to enter the conflict in Iraq or Syria are more than 250 Americans, up from about 100 a year ago, according to intelligence and law enforcement officials.
Tina S. Kaidanow, the State Department’s top counterterrorism official, offered a sobering summation of the foreign fighter problem. “The trend is still upward,” Ms. Kaidanow said. “We’re going to see that for the whole gamut of reasons.” Mainly, she added, because of the Islamic State’s unprecedented ability to recruit and to radicalize followers over the Internet and on social media.I quite frankly do not believe this! This online recruiting should make it easier for so called counter terrorism officers to prevent persons from entering Syria.
Under stiff international pressure, Turkey has increased detentions, arrests, and prosecution of suspected foreign fighters, increased its information sharing with allied partners, and is taking steps to improve the security of its border, Western officials said.If Turkey has increased detentions and arrest of foreign fighters how the heck are they getting in?
“Turkey has turned a corner, having recognized the impact of this problem on its own society,” said Thomas Krajeski, a former United States ambassador to Yemen who last week completed a yearlong tour as the State Department’s senior adviser on foreign terrorist fighters.
Well one way we know of is with US help at Turkish border crossings!
Relinked in earlier post today
"Seventy-five Syrian rebels trained to fight jihadists under a beleaguered US programme have crossed from Turkey into northern Syria75 more rebels. 75 more US trained rebels.
Hassan Mustafa, spokesman for the US-backed Division 30 unit to which some of the rebels were deployed, confirmed that the group had entered Syria."Their training in Turkey lasted two months and they went directly to the front lines with Daesh.
He said the rebels crossed through the Bab al-Salama border point, the main gateway for fighters and supplies heading into Aleppo province.
Bab al Salama also happens to be the first border crossing taken by ISIS/DaeshBab al Salama border crossing? Wow, that rings a bell! Hold on to your hats boys and girls!!! Bab al Salama was the VERY FIRST border crossing taken by ISIS! You know to form the caliphate and all that rubbish!
2013-Bab al-Salam is the first border crossing between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic emirate and Turkey2015-
The Islamic State captured the town of Soran Azaz and two nearby villages, giving it the ability to move along a road leading north to the Bab al-Salam crossing between the Syrian province of Aleppo and the Turkish province of Kilis"
Of course you can read the latest spin from NYT's- The hand wringing- The woe is us type language.
Expect the psycho elite class to use this to restrict our natural rights- Because our rights do not come from man's law or common law. They come from nature. Natural law.