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Fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, U.S. officials say

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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:11 AM

U.S. spy agencies have begun to see groups of fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Africa to join the rival Islamist organization that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and been targeted in American airstrikes, U.S. officials said.

The movements are seen by U.S. ­counterterrorism analysts as a worrisome indication of the expanding appeal of a group known as the Islamic State that has overwhelmed military forces in the region and may now see itself in direct conflict with the United States.

“Small groups from a number of al-Qaeda affiliates have defected to ISIS,” as the group is also known, said a U.S. official with access to classified intelligence assessments. “And this problem will probably become more acute as ISIS continues to rack up victories.”

..... And its merciless reputation triggered rampant defections among Sunni members of Iraq’s security forces already disenchanted with the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

The beast is only growing stronger, and cocky.

'#AmessagefromISIStoUS': Islamist militants tweet gruesome images of dead American soldiers and vow to blow up embassies after Obama launches airstrikes

The war on terror has been a complete failure and ISIS is becoming the pinnacle of said failure.

Are our leaders really this incompetent to let this terror group rise to power, fame, & glory? Or is there a more devious agenda to use ISIS as a tool?

Problem. Reaction. Solution? Never let a crisis go to waste?
edit on 11-8-2014 by Swills because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:13 AM
The CIA and the rest of their buddies must be paying better over at ISIS compared to Al-Ciada, follow the money and all questions will be answered.

This whole situation is completely bonkers.

posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:20 AM
a reply to: Swills

How do you get rid of terrorists that are in small groups all over the world?

Get them in one place.

Once you got them together.


posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 12:44 PM
a reply to: grey580

Great idea! But I don't think that was the plan all along, it just worked out that way?

Either way, let's hope we take them out.

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