I wrote two days ago about the fact that the head of IDF Military Intelligence, Research Branch, Brig. Gen. ltay Baron, said that Assad's troops have used lethal chemical weapons.
But the US does not know... Says Secretary of Defense Hagel:
"Intelligence agencies are concerned some could join groups linked to al-Qaeda and later return to Europe to launch terrorist attacks.
"The UK, Ireland and France are among the EU countries estimated to have the highest numbers of fighters in Syria.
"Across Europe, intelligence agencies have stepped up investigations, says the BBC's Europe correspondent Duncan Crawford.
"In Britain and Belgium they have increased efforts to track how people are recruited.
"In the Netherlands, officials have raised the terror threat level there to "substantial" - partly over concerns about radicalized citizens returning from Syria."
Alarming in any event. But what I find interesting is that there is no mention in this BBC report of the background of the" Europeans" who are going to fight in Syria.
Any one want to take a guess?