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Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:46:37 pm »
A guy named Eric Harroun, a US Vet, was fighting on an Al-Qaeda backed side, says he knew they were designated terrorists and posted about on Facebook.  Makes me wonder if he was surprised when he was arrested in Turkey.

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According to charging documents, Harroun traveled to Turkey in November 2012 and eventually found people there who agreed to help him slip into Syria to help the rebels in January 2013.Once in Syria, he linked up with al Nusra and allegedly participated in several battles against pro-government forces. In later voluntary interviews with FBI agents in Turkey, Harroun claimed to have shot at least 10 people, but said he was unsure if he killed anyone.
Throughout his ordeal, Harroun appears to have posted pictures of himself online in military fatigues with his fellow fighters and weapons, including a rocket-propelled grenade. In one post, he reportedly claimed to have downed a helicopter. He also appeared in online videos threatening Syria’s President Bashad al-Assad, court documents said.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/us-army-vet-fought-with-al-qaeda-in-syria-feds/

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 11:06:32 pm »
There's always one of them...

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 11:18:45 pm »
A guy named Eric Harroun, a US Vet, was fighting on an Al-Qaeda backed side, says he knew they were designated terrorists and posted about on Facebook.  Makes me wonder if he was surprised when he was arrested in Turkey.

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According to charging documents, Harroun traveled to Turkey in November 2012 and eventually found people there who agreed to help him slip into Syria to help the rebels in January 2013.Once in Syria, he linked up with al Nusra and allegedly participated in several battles against pro-government forces. In later voluntary interviews with FBI agents in Turkey, Harroun claimed to have shot at least 10 people, but said he was unsure if he killed anyone.
Throughout his ordeal, Harroun appears to have posted pictures of himself online in military fatigues with his fellow fighters and weapons, including a rocket-propelled grenade. In one post, he reportedly claimed to have downed a helicopter. He also appeared in online videos threatening Syria’s President Bashad al-Assad, court documents said.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/us-army-vet-fought-with-al-qaeda-in-syria-feds/
Is it weird am not against this guy since he's killing Assad

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:23:46 pm »
Treason is no-nonsense crime.

Ok, so he's only being charged with using a rpg outside the united states.  He's still fucked up for working with our enemies.
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 11:27:37 pm »
Is it weird am not against this guy since he's killing Assad
Yes, since he's fighting for something that's not even remotely better.

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 11:35:25 pm »
More that well we need to like it or not accept Al Queida in Syria if we want the rebels to win

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 07:17:59 am »
Does treason still get the death penalty?
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 08:53:35 am »
Why would this count as treason? He isn't fighting against US troops.
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 10:41:29 am »
He is taking "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" line of reasoning way too far and loosely.

Support the citizen freedom fighters, yes....fight alongside the worst possible faction that wants to dominate the replacement government - No. Don't do that. It's not that hard for a US vet to find legit civvy fighters to join, dipshit.
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 10:58:38 am »
Part of me died realizing that guerrilla fighters are posting on facebook during down time.

I'm not slightly closer to believing social networking really is an Illuminati plot to capture every last thought of the public without having to bother with that mindreading business.

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 08:34:43 pm »
I'm fully in favour of him being sent to prison, right alongside Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh, and Mitchell Reiss.
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 11:03:59 pm »
I'm fully in favour of him being sent to prison, right alongside Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh, and Mitchell Reiss.

Howard Dean?

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 12:31:30 am »
I'm fully in favour of him being sent to prison, right alongside Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh, and Mitchell Reiss.

Howard Dean?

People paid by a terrorist group to lobby for it to be removed from a State Department list of terrorist groups. Under US law, you can be thrown in prison for a decade for talking to such groups, except if you're a Congressman of course.
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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 05:36:40 pm »
I'm fully in favour of him being sent to prison, right alongside Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh, and Mitchell Reiss.

Howard Dean?

People paid by a terrorist group to lobby for it to be removed from a State Department list of terrorist groups. Under US law, you can be thrown in prison for a decade for talking to such groups, except if you're a Congressman of course.

What group was that?

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Re: Phoenix man arrested for fighting in Syria w/ Al-Qaeda
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 07:43:00 pm »
I'm fully in favour of him being sent to prison, right alongside Ed Rendell, Howard Dean, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh, and Mitchell Reiss.

Howard Dean?

People paid by a terrorist group to lobby for it to be removed from a State Department list of terrorist groups. Under US law, you can be thrown in prison for a decade for talking to such groups, except if you're a Congressman of course.

What group was that?

MEK. In Iran.
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