U.S. Army veteran joins al Qaeda-linked group after months of fighting with rebel forces in Syria
A U.S. Army veteran says he has joined an offshoot of al Qaeda after spending several months fighting alongside Syrian rebel forces.
Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, has joined al Qaeda-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra in part because of his fascination with the conflict in the Middle East.
His story will undoubtedly infuriate the hundreds of thousands of service men and women who have risked their lives on the battlefields fighting al Qaeda, only to learn that he never actually served overseas for the United States, and has picked up disability pay for years before going over to fight for the terrorist-backed organization.
"Getting into al-Nusra is not rocket science," he said. "It just takes balls and brains."
I'm not sure if this guy is a traitor, but one thing's for sure he's a total idiot for publicizing himself all over the Internet. He is playing ball in a VERY dangerous neighborhood and he has brought a lot of attention to himself. This is not the way a professional operates - we use nom-de-guerre for a reason. Nothing good will come of this.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS