Thursday, March 03, 2016
Russia "Weaponizing" Syrian Refugees
Refugee Crisis Masking Infiltration of Terrorists to Europe and U.S.
- L. Todd Wood
NATO's top commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove [pictured], told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that ISIS is using the Syrian refugee crisis to "mask the movement" of terrorists infiltrating Europe and the U.S.
He said the Islamic State was "spreading like cancer" among the flow of migrants from the Middle East, "taking advantage of paths of least resistance, threatening European nations and our own."
Breedlove also said Russia's indiscriminate bombing of civilians is intended to "get them on the road" to Europe, where they can weaken the EU and NATO with violence and division.
Russia is thus "weaponizing" the Syrian refugees. He added that at least 1,500 ISIS fighters have returned to Europe.