A U.S. Army veteran has been arrested for allegedly fighting alongside an al Qaeda group in Syria and then bragging about it online.
Phoenix man Eric Harroun, who served in the Army from 2000 to 2003, was arrested Wednesday upon returning to the U.S. from Turkey, where he had described to FBI agents his bizarre journey to the front lines of Syria’s civil war with fighters from the al-Nusra Front, a designated terrorist organization also referred to as al Qaeda in Iraq.
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.
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When this first broke on the internet over a month ago, I wrote both my Senators asking to know why this guy was drawing a full medical discharge from the Army, able to come into and out of the US at will and fighting along side Al-Qaeda in Syria. Don't tell me justice can't be served these days and that our government does not listen to law-abiding citizens anymore. Now lets see, how many more Islamist supporters do we have in the US that need some attention from Lady Justice ?