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US veteran fighting with Syria ‘rebels’: A CIA agent?

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As US Army veteran Eric Harroun awaits trial in Virginia for fighting terrorists in Syria, the man’s father revealed that he was working for the CIA and was reporting back to the agency from Syria.

Harroun, a 30-year-old American from Phoenix, Arizona, has been charged by the US government for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely a rocket propelled grenade launcher) to conduct an attack against the Syrian government.

The US Army veteran dubbed by media ‘Phoenix jihadist’ appeared in numerous videos alongside members of the al-Nusra terrorist Front.

According to FBI documents, Harroun traveled to Turkey last November and joined the rebels led by the so-called “Free Syrian Army” shortly thereafter. His father, Darryl Harroun, told reporters that he doesn’t understand why the US government arrested his son, who he says was working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

He referred to his son as a โ€˜patriotic’ American who would never get involved with al-Qaeda, and claims he was gathering information for the US government.
“I know he was doing some work for the CIA over there,” the man’s father said. “I know for a fact that he was passing information onto the CIA.”

After seeing the documents regarding his son’s charges, Harroun told a CBS News reporter that it is all inaccurate and misleading and that the truth will eventually come out, since his son was simply gathering intelligence.

“About 99 percent of that stuff that you read on there is a bunch of bull,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any truth in any of this – he’s very patriotic.”

Last week, the New York Times published an article describing how the agency has been helping foreign governments contribute to the rebels. Unnamed US officials told the paper that the CIA has been secretly airlifting arms and other military equipment to Arab governments and Turkey, who provided them to the country’s opposition fighters.
With the agency’s involvement in the conflict, it is very possible for the CIA to also have sent their own agents into Syria. Paul Joseph Watson suggests on InfoWars that Harroun’s arrest may have something to do with the lack of communication and rivalry between the FBI and the CIA.

The FBI affidavit makes no mention of Harroun having any sort of connection to the CIA, but includes transcripts of interviews in which the man describes being treated like a prisoner in the al-Nusra camp and eventually being accepted by the members. Soon thereafter, he was helping them conduct several attacks on the Syrian regime. He also recalled being questioned about why the US government designated the group as a terrorist organization.

8 responses to “US veteran fighting with Syria ‘rebels’: A CIA agent?

  1. carinaragno March 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    this is bs, facing trial, they knew damn well he was there and i am sure he is cia op. do you think you or i could go help Syrian Arab Army and not be stopped before we even left the ground …

  2. realistic bird March 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Yes, they have many people on the ground, it is obvious they knew about him, probably this is just a PR stunt to say they are consider the Nusra front as a terrorist organization.

    Thanks for the comment and hope you are well๐Ÿ™‚

  3. carinaragno March 31, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    most welcome, thank you
    Happy Easter๐Ÿ™‚

  4. realistic bird March 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you even though I don’t celebrate Easter, Happy Easter to you too!

  5. carinaragno March 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    thank you, i don’t either, i celebrate spring, hope for renewal๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. realistic bird March 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Haha indeed,there is always renewal whether we are aware of it or not, nice one.

    Take care๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kate Bates March 31, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve been told recently that it is racist to inquire about a person’s ancestry, that it is a ploy by European imperialists to separate us, That one should not ask about another’s roots, still I wonder what sort of nationality is the name Eric Harroun?

    Because certain ethnic groups in the US are prone to being seduced and tricked into agreeing to help someone (usually a paid police informant) strike a blow for freedom. The infamous ‘sting’ operations.

    It is more politically beneficial to politicians and public officials to favor prosecuting these certain ethnicities, during the faux war on terror,

    Freedom of Religion, once sancrosanct, is the most recent victim of this new world order of US dominance, reckless abandon of all physical restraint towards sovereign nations and ignoring all moral norms.

    Forget about being a Muslim in US and enjoying freedom from intrusive government surveillance A Muslim is always be a possible target.now.
    Forget guilt or innocence, look to Guantanemo to see evidence of America’s overt racism against Muslims worldwide..

  8. realistic bird April 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Hey Kate๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes very true, not sure about the background of the person but targeting Muslims is discrimination for sure but maybe not racism because they can be of any race, maybe that is why they call it Islamophobia. To make wars that are really about gaining power and resources they need an enemy otherwise there would not be much support for the war, today’s boogeyman are Muslims.

    Hope you are well!

    take care, Zeinab

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