Can the Feds Track Terrorists Who Returned to the Homeland?

They can collect every innocent American’s emails—record every phone call—take time out to trash people’s homes and terrify them with Gestapo tactics to confiscate a vehicle they claim pollutes too much—but the Federal government can’t even keep track of individuals who have gone overseas to train and fight for ISIS and then returned to the homeland? Are you kidding me?

[See also, “Boston Bomb Suspects Had ‘Terrorist’ License Plate.”]


This Washington Times report alleges that some of these people are being tracked but also makes claims that indicates no one is really sure.

White House officials on Monday acknowledged for the first time that Americans who’ve fought alongside the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have returned to the U.S., raising concerns about an attack on the homeland as President Obama prepares to urge the United Nations to confront the threat overseas.

Counterterrorism experts believe at least 100 Americans have traveled to the Middle East to join the terrorist group, and a senior administration official said the total includes “those who’ve gone, those who’ve tried to go, some who’ve come back and are under active [investigation] — the FBI is looking at them.”

In a little-noticed speech last week, one lawmaker said as many as 40 radicalized Americans have returned to the U.S. after fighting with the Islamic State.

“It is … believed that some 40 of those who left this country to join up with [the Islamic State] have now returned to our country,” said Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, New York Democrat. He said the 40 individuals “are under FBI attention and surveillance. So they are known and being tracked by the FBI.”

The development heightens one of the administration’s gravest concerns about the terrorist group that Mr. Obama once referred to as a “JV” organization: that battle-hardened jihadis holding U.S. passports could slip into the U.S. undetected and plan attacks virtually anywhere.

If anyone needed proof that Washington DC is a useless, pointless, waste of resources… here you go. And the first time one of these jihadis strikes, the “solution” will be to steal more of our money, and restrict our unalienable rights.

I can’t imagine more gross incompetence if you were trying to be failures.

These idiots are like baseball players who, while the pitch is coming toward home plate, are off wildly swinging their bats at the paying fans in the first row.