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Did Hillary Clinton Help Radicalize an ISIS-Supporting Cop?

An ISIS-supporting cop was arrested and guess where he traveled to help “freedom fighters.”

News headlines have mentioned an alleged ISIS-supporting cop caught in an FBI sting operation. The Washington Post reports,

A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group.

Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested Wednesday morning at Metro Transit Police headquarters in Washington and his employment was terminated. Young sent codes for mobile messaging cards to an undercover federal agent in the belief that they would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Authorities, who had been surveilling Young for six years, said there was never any credible or specific threat to the Metro system. But the court papers detail vague threats over the years to kill FBI agents and informants or bring guns into federal court. Young allegedly threatened to kidnap and torture an agent who interviewed him, and leave the head of anyone who betrayed him in a cinder block at the bottom of a Virginia lake.

Here’s some footage from the officer’s home.

We don’t know much yet about what moved Young to the dark side. The media reports that I have seen so far don’t seem interested in Young’s religious background and beliefs at all.

But one thing they do point to is the possibility that Hillary Clinton had a role in Young’s radicalization, along with Obama and the media. From later in that WaPo story:

According to the criminal complaint, Young was focused on activity abroad, not in the D.C. area, and the FBI did not take his threats against agents seriously. He told law enforcement at one point that he had traveled to Libya twice in 2011 to fight against Moammar Gaddafi.

Back in 2011, Hillary Clinton and the Washington Post told us that the people fighting against Gaddafi were freedom fighters. Young was merely doing what the Obama Administration was doing!

Consider this story in the Washington Post from October 30, 2011: “Hillary’s war: How conviction replaced skepticism in Libya intervention.” The only criticism of the Administration raised in the piece is that Hillary didn’t bomb the Libyan government soon enough!

Here is how Islamic terrorists were described:

She was loath to see Gaddafi trouncing aspiring democrats in his country and menacing fledgling governments in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. But Clinton told aides, who later described the administration’s inner workings on the condition of anonymity, that the hard reality was that a no-fly zone, by itself, might make things worse.

“We were opposed to doing something symbolic — that was the worst of both worlds,” said one of the aides. “We would have crossed the threshold [of intervention] without accomplishing anything.”

Aspiring democrats? That’s supposed to be “hard reality”?

We’re bombing ISIS in Libya now precisely because Hillary did much more than Young to support ISIS. Our actions have cost many lives, including those of the four Americans in Benghazi.

Remember, remnants of Gaddafi’s forces tried to save them.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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