By Samuel Burke
In April, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said that the longer violence festers in Syria, the greater the danger is of bad actors stepping in. Now, the Obama administration is concerned with growing reports of al Qaeda, its offshoots and other Jihadists flooding into Syria.
In an interview with Christiane Amanpour Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, Daniel Benjamin, echoed what Bill Clinton said months ago.
“Whenever you have a case of civil strife and instability, as you have in Syria, it makes it extremely attractive to extremists who want to use this opportunity for more chaos and advance their cause,” he said.
Benjamin told Amanpour that these types of individuals are indeed already in Syria, including al Qaeda fighters. FULL POST
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