For John, BLUF: As I mentioned earlier, we have support for Daesh right here in America. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This morning, at The Daily Beast, Reporter Kimberly Dozier gave us "Generation ISIS: The Western Millennials Stocking the Terror Army".
Here is the lede plus one:
Obama officials acknowledge that 1,000 foreign fighters a month are still traveling to Iraq and Syria—and more than 50 percent of U.S. recruits are under the age of 25.The fact is, Administration officials have touted the success of their efforts to keep foreign fighters from going to Syria and joining Daesh (ISIL, ISIS, IS). On the other hand, the numbers haven't budged. As Ms Dozier has suggested, we may have an emperor's new clothes problem.
Angry, committed, and ever younger ISIS recruits keep flowing into Syria, despite the Obama administration's year-long campaign to target ISIS and tighten regional laws and borders against militants.
Assistant US Attorney General John Carlin talked to the US problem:
U.S. counterterrorist officials estimate that some 250 U.S. citizens have tried to travel to join the fight, with 60 of them formally charged for attempting to travel or traveling to the region and provide support, Carlin said.Some people just admire what Daesh and others are doing in the Middle East.
In addition, so far in 2015, more than 10 people have attempted terrorist attacks inside the United States "after being inspired by or directed by foreign terrorists," Carlin said.
Regards — Cliff