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    Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    Foreign fighters in Syria raises homeland security concerns. Singapore is not spared too.

    Recent intelligence indicating that bomb-makers from Yemen have teamed up with terrorists in Syria to develop a new generation of undetectable explosives is "more frightening than anything" else the Obama administration has seen, Attorney General Eric Holder warned, becoming the first U.S. official to publicly confirm ABC News reporting on the threat. In recent days, U.S. officials have boosted security measures at airports overseas amid deepening concerns that terrorists in war-ravaged Syria could be looking to down a U.S.- or European-bound plane, with help from one of the thousands of Americans and other foreign fighters carrying U.S. and European passports who have joined terrorist groups in the region.
    Holder called it "a deadly combination," in which people with technical know-how are now "married" to "people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies."
    "It's something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern," Holder said. "In some ways, it's more frightening than anything I think I've seen as attorney general."
    Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says - ABC News

    'Handful' of Singaporeans went to Syria to join conflict: DPM Teo - Channel NewsAsia

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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    What's the big surprise here? Even China and Russia predicted/warned that US interference in Syria would cause the conflict to spread into the entire region!! Look around people.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What's the big surprise here? Even China and Russia predicted/warned that US interference in Syria would cause the conflict to spread into the entire region!! Look around people.
    Oh, yes they "warned". They wanted no further precedent r2p. That is quite understandable of regimes that know that they have to deploy military against demonstrators periodically or lose their jobs.

    Had they not "warned" but put pressure on Assad to abdicate the situation would not have deteriorated to a breeding and training grounds for ISIL. As it now is, Russia has a real problem in its vicinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    There can be little doubt that the world faces rather severe challenges at present. Many of these are due to a lack of coordinated security enforcement at the global level. This is going to become worse and not better, if we continue to act as though the problems were separate and diverse.

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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    All the way from Singapure for Syria! Is it possible for anyone further away from Singapure to join the conflict for their own demise and not many gains?

    How about New Zealand, or Hawaii for instance?
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    We counted ours. Did Obama count his?

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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh, yes they "warned". They wanted no further precedent r2p. That is quite understandable of regimes that know that they have to deploy military against demonstrators periodically or lose their jobs.

    Had they not "warned" but put pressure on Assad to abdicate the situation would not have deteriorated to a breeding and training grounds for ISIL. As it now is, Russia has a real problem in its vicinity.
    Wrong. The US should have stayed out of Syria from the beginning. President Assad would have crushed the insurgency early on and there would be no IS!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    There can be little doubt that the world faces rather severe challenges at present. Many of these are due to a lack of coordinated security enforcement at the global level. This is going to become worse and not better, if we continue to act as though the problems were separate and diverse.
    Decades of US support of militant Islamic groups has left us with this trouble!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

    This is what's been wrong with US policy in that region for decades. Supporting the militant Islamists just to fight them repeatedly latter.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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