ISIS has vowed to bring the fight to America; it has the knowledge to do so. American intelligence is aware of some 100 Americans who fight for ISIS or the Islamic State. These 100 Americans consist of American mercenaries, Americans with family ties to Syria or Iraq and those who have traveled to Syria or Iraq to participate in jihad.
The American mercenaries represent only about 20 percent of the total number. They are, in some cases, ex-military. These people know the language. They have multiple passports. They fight for money and are well paid. The risks are high for mercenaries. You never know when the client will turn on you. ... continue reading »