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Hundreds of Americans have joined the brutal ISIS militia



By RYAN GORMAN

Hundreds of American citizens are among the roughly 12,000 ruthless fighters backing the ISIS-led Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East, according to a new report.

The shocking revelation comes only days after video of journalist James Foley, a U.S. citizen, was released showing him savagely beheaded by a terrorist with a British accent.

American and European officials are concerned about the growing numbers of their citizens taking up the mujahedeen cause, according to the National Journal.

"ISIS today represents a direct and growing threat to the United States... including hundreds of Europeans and Americans who can travel freely with Western passports," according to the Journal.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, lamented the inability of Western governments to stop these individuals from returning home radicalized and ready to strike.

"Some have both the intention and some capability to attack the United States homeland... we're doing all we can to understand the outflow of foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, many of them with Western passports," he told the Journal.

This growing threat is cited as one of many justifications President Obama might be able to use to declare war on the Islamic State.

The White House has so far not indicated it is willing to engage the terror group in an all-out war and has instead relied on air strikes to take out key targets.

Foley's executioner directly blamed these air strikes for the journalist's grim death. The continuation of such a strategy was also said to keep Time reporter Steven Sotloff's life in the balance.

A similar strategy of air strikes in 1986 in Libya is believed by many to have led former Libyan dictator Muammar Ghadaffi to order the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 two years later over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Related links:
Foley execution video going viral is exactly what ISIS wants
American journalist James Foley apparently beheaded in ISIS video

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terrihieber August 22 2014 at 5:32 AM

If ISIS does he will have just another failure to add to his failed regime. ISIS is Obama's creation. Clearly you either fight them over there or here. Obama has created THREE pre-war Afghanistans.

First is Afghanistan itself where his half-ass surge has failed before we even leave. The Taliban are already retaking the nation and kill our generals there.

Libya is also a terrorist state now and Obama had to put his tail between his legs and run out of Libya. The Terrorists have won in Libya against Obama.

Then there is the new nation of ISIS formed out of parts of Syria, 1/3 of Iraq, and has its eye on parts of Jordon and Lebanon. Obama couldn't make a decision to support the real rebels so the extremist came into Syria to take our place, and look what they have done.

THEN OBAMA wants to treat ISIS terrorists as mere criminals? He wants to bring them back to the USA for a trial and give them the same rights as a US citizen in a US court.

OBAMA IS INSANE!!!

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ERIC August 22 2014 at 5:39 AM

What kind of Americans would ever want to join these murdering bastards?I'm ashamed that so many Americans would want to support these terrorists. ISIS should be exterminated. Including any Americans or Europeans who want to take up their cause.

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dave silveri August 22 2014 at 5:31 AM

This clown reminds me of a great noted philospher who once said " WHAT ME WORRY " My god people, this guy is so far over his pathetic head, that he has endangered our country and what we stand for. And that is FREEDOM. PERIOD !!!!!!!

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terrihieber August 22 2014 at 5:35 AM

So, Obama wants to bring back these ISIS terrorists to the USA and treat them as mere criminals? He wants them on trial and given the same rights as a US citizen?

Obama is INSANE!!!

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dtate38 August 22 2014 at 6:11 AM

President Obama how do you feel about this threat? Oh, you have to make your tee time with your pro basketball heroes. Maybe you can make a comment and take some form of action after you complete your round of golf. We all know what is important in your life!

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dtate38 August 22 2014 at 6:20 AM

Obama gives a speech concerning the beheading of an American and is on the golf course 10 minutes later. Is there something wrong with that picture?

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mvnup August 22 2014 at 6:27 AM

Jimmy Carter is probably thrilled to finally have a President worse than him.

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Angela9 August 22 2014 at 5:07 AM

They are coming to kill us Americans. This true because we have no leader that will stop them!

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Swordfish August 22 2014 at 5:46 AM

This is just the reason liberals want gun control. If ISIS comes here there will be a law against them having "assult weapons"! We will be safe!!! Lmao.

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Dan Buswell August 22 2014 at 5:20 AM

odummies kin folks are coming to kill us, the POS will let them

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