From an irony proof New York Times:
F.B.I. Sharpens Scrutiny of Syrians in U.S.
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT | August 31, 2013
The F.B.I. has increased its surveillance of Syrians inside the United States in response to concerns that a military strike against the government of President Bashar al-Assad could lead to terrorist attacks here or against American allies and interests abroad, according to current and former senior United States officials.
Wait a minute. Doesn’t this sound like the FBI is engaging in profiling? Moreover, isn’t the Obama administration constantly warning us against any ‘backlash’ against Muslims? Are they going to report themselves?
Besides, how can Syrians living in the US be a threat, when Obama has recently announced he wants to import tens of thousand more of them here, and give them permanent residence?
The government has also taken the unusual step of warning federal agencies and private companies that American military action in Syria could spur cyberattacks, the officials said. There were no such alerts before previous military operations, like the one against Libya in 2011.
The authorities are particularly concerned because Iran — one of Mr. Assad’s closest allies — has said there will be reprisals against Israel if the United States attacks Syria. The Iranians have also shown a willingness to sponsor terrorist attacks on American targets, according to the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a continuing operation…
So an attack Syria could recruit terrorists to rise up against the US, just like Guantanamo does, at least according to Mr. Obama. Does this mean that Obama is going to stop trying to close Gitmo?
Senior national security officials at F.B.I. headquarters in Washington have told the bureau’s field offices in recent days to follow up with sources who have ties to Syrians in an attempt to find talk or evidence of a retaliatory strike, the officials said. And Syrians implicated in continuing investigations will be put under even closer scrutiny, the officials said.
The Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. have also sent out a classified bulletin alerting federal, state and local law enforcement officials of potential threats created by the Syria conflict, the officials said…
F.B.I. agents are expected to interview hundreds of Syrians in the coming days…
Thank Allah, the New York Times has given their Syrian brethren a heads up. So they now know to be a little more careful when hatching their plans.
Still, where is CAIR? Where is the ACLU? Where is Eric Holder?
Meanwhile, the Syrians are already on the job. From the Agence France Presse:
US Marine website targeted by pro-Assad hackers
September 2, 2013
Pro-Syrian regime hackers posted messages on a US Marine Corps recruiting website on Monday, urging troops to defy orders from President Barack Obama.
The hackers showed photos of people in American uniforms holding hand-written signs saying they would not fight for Al-Qaeda in Syria. "Obama is a traitor who wants to put your lives in danger to rescue al-Qaeda insurgents," the message read…
The US Marine Corps confirmed the intrusion but said the affected site, Marines.com, the official recruitment portal for the Corps, was back to normal. "Marines.com itself was not compromised or ‘hacked," said Captain Eric Flanagan in a statement. "It was redirected for a limited amount of hours overnight." …
This could explain everything. Seeing Obama being dissed like that is probably what ticked off Obama and Holder, and got them to sic the FBI on the Syrians in this country.