Sources: Released Guantanamo Detainees Suspected of Joining ISIS
Have we gone completely insane? They'd prefer us to think that, rather than know the truth.
Just as Border Patrol agents catch illegals coming across our borders, and then Immigration officials under Obama turn around and release these same illegals without deportation (catch and release) only to find that we are catching them again...many after they have committed heinous crimes in America....
Just as American's vote into office, over and over again, the same Progressive's under the false notion that "Democrats are for the little people and minorities", we end up with twice the problems year after year, than what we started with....
Just as judges release hardened criminals for "good behavior" many years before their sentence is up only to see them released to wreak havoc upon the citizenry....
Just as lawmakers spend money to the extent that we can never, no not ever, pay back what we owe. And have in fact turned our economy into a national security threat, a real and present danger for the good of all... still we hear the excuse that we have a "spending addiction" as if that is believable or somehow justifies criminal behavior.....
Just as we release 5 top Taliban leaders in exchange for one AWOL Sergeant, but leave an American Marine in a Mexican prison, who we know has been beaten and tortured and his only crime was that he made a wrong turn...
Just as America has turned into a giant prison, where every move the citizens make is carefully recorded and tracked...and no one does anything to stop it....
Just as the Bill or Rights are currently enforced only when it does not affect the elite or their agenda....
The truth is that it is not insanity. The truth is it is a well thought out, planned and executed agenda to destroy America from within.
America was and is the biggest stumbling block to the new world order, and is quickly becoming one of the biggest assets to the architects of the coming one world government.
The last line of defense against the coming onslaught are the American people themselves. The government has proven for years now, to be either completely hoodwinked or completely duplicitous.
As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees -- some of whom were released within the last three years -- are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned.
The development has cemented fears that the U.S. military would once again encounter militants taken off the battlefield.
The intelligence offers a mixed picture, and officials say the figures are not exact. But they are certain at least some of the released detainees are fighting with the Islamic State, or ISIS, on the ground inside Syria. Others are believed to be supporting Al Qaeda or the affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria.
A number of former detainees also have chosen to help these groups from outside the country, financing operations and supporting their propaganda campaigns.
Sources who spoke to Fox News were not able to provide the identities of the fighters.
Senior Defense and intelligence officials say the vast majority of detainees released from Guantanamo don't return to the fight -- and of those who do, relatively few have made it to Syria.
Of the 620 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay, 180 have returned or are suspected to have returned to the battlefield.
Of those 180, sources say 20 to 30 have either joined ISIS or other militants groups in Syria, or are participating with these groups from outside countries. Officials say most of those 20 to 30 are operating inside Syria.
The development underscores just one of many long-running complications for efforts to shutter Guantanamo Bay, a promise President Obama made within hours of taking the oath of office in 2009.
Nearly six years later, that effort has run aground, complicated by problems with relocating prisoners, by concerns about fighters returning to the battlefield and by Congress' resistance to allowing any to be detained on the U.S. mainland.
Asked if he's concerned about more Guantanamo prisoners being released, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey told Fox News this has been a concern for a while.
"The majority have remained there, but there was always, if you will, a certain seepage," he said. "These people are ideologically and essentially religiously committed to their evil cause, and it is very hard to sort out who are going to stay at home and who are going to return to the battlefield."
A majority of the jihadists released to their home countries tend to stay and fight locally. Afghans who return to the battlefield, for instance, tend to stay in Afghanistan.
But these officials said the former detainees who have joined ISIS in Syria have migrated from the European and African countries which agreed to receive them from the United States.
Egypt and Tunisia, as well as six European countries, are among them.
According to a source, there are 149 detainees still at Guantanamo Bay, almost 90 of them from Yemen.
Jennifer Griffin currently serves as a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel . She joined FNC in October 1999 as a Jerusalem-based correspondent.