You know this really doesn’t sound good at all:
FOX NEWS – U.S. intelligence officials declined to say Wednesday exactly how many Americans who went overseas to fight with foreign militant groups have returned to U.S. soil to pose a terror threat — but acknowledged difficulties in identifying them and noted some have likely returned undetected.
“We know what we know, but we understand there is intelligence we don’t have,” Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testified on Capitol Hill. “But it’s possible there are great numbers.”
He was joined before the GOP-led House Committee on Homeland Security by Michael Steinbach, an FBI counterterrorism expert, who told members: “This is a number we don’t know about,” regardless of the best intelligence.
Officials testified that roughly 20,000 people from around the world — including at least 3,400 from Western countries — have flocked to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups.
Rasmussen said the rate is “without precedent” and far exceeds anything similar in the past 20 years.
I hope they can get their act together and figure out who these people are returning from fighting with ISIS. Because if they are unable to do it, we’re likely to pay a very big price at some point soon.
—Courtesy of The Right Scoop