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NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dem Senator questions Obama war policy


















We are ruled over by the insane
We flood Islamist groups in Syria with weapons and then we scream we have to attack Syria because it is full of weapons.


As Senate leaders announced a proposal to lump together authorization and funding for military operations to combat Islamic State terrorists in Syria, members of both parties signaled deep disappointment.

Exiting Senate lunches, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was deeply skeptical of the decision to go to war in Syria.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Manchin said he was concerned that the United States was about to repeat the same mistakes as in Iraq in Syria reports Breitbart News.

“We spent eight years training, clothing, feeding, and arming a 280,000 person army, spent 20 billion dollars, and the first time they got a challenge they went and ran and basically turned over their weapons to the enemy?” he asked. 

Obama Is Arming ISIS to Fight ISIS



Earlier, in a hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Patrick Dempsy, Manchin appeared exasperated when questioning the proposed actions in Syria, pointing out that he was having difficulty explaining to his constituents why it was important to send more resources into the Middle East.

Manchin pointed out the absurdity of trying to train fighters in Syria to fight ISIS when both parties were interested in toppling Assad.

“So what happens if they say -- why won’t we just all join forces to beat Assad?” he asked.
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“Nothing makes sense to me at all,” he said, although he admitted that he was supportive of air strikes and tactical support in Iraq as long as Iraqis were willing to take the ground game.

Speaking to Breitbart News, Manchin did not indicate how he would vote on the continuing resolution with war funding and authorization in Syria, but was unhappy with the decision to add the two together, calling it “absolutely unwarranted.”

“I want them to separate them. I think we should stay here, and the most valuable policy decisions we have to make is the future of where we are going in that part of the world… isn’t it serious enough to separate the two and let us vote on where we are going on the policy in the war that we’ve been embroiled into whatever the outset is?” he asked. “If it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, then it’s probably war -- over there.”



Satanic group wants to hand out activity book to Florida school kids



3rd Period is Satan Time
  • Strong Christians and Muslims wet themselves at the thought of being able to put religion into public schools, but they forget that some other religions might want in on the action.


A Satanist group wants to hand out the "Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities" and other devilish material to students at Orange County Public Schools in Florida.

The Satanic Temple, a New York-based organization, said Monday it decided to supply religious pamphlets related to its tenets and philosophy to protest the dissemination of Bibles in the school district by evangelical Christians.


"I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it's (sic) Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism," Lucien Greaves, the temple's spokesman, said in a statement reports the New York Daily News.

The Satan worshippers said they do not want to establish a precedent of providing religious pamphlets in public schools and prefer a strict separation of church and state.

"If a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions," Greaves said.

“These folks haven’t contacted us,” Kathy Marsh, a spokesperson for the school district, told the Daily News. “We reserve the right to review the material before we decide what is distributed.”

The Satanic Temple is best known for their ongoing attempts to erect a Satanic monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol where a 10 Commandments monument is displayed.


The Power Of Christ Compels You




Elizabeth Hurley as Satan
The Devil never looked hotter.





Anti-Immigration Party Gains in Swedish Elections



















Anti-Immigration Swedish Vote Grows
  • Remember, you will be called a racist if you are to say out loud that your nation, language and culture have a right to exist.


Sweden’s three leading left-wing parties won about 44 percent of the vote, outpolling the ruling conservative four-party coalition’s 39 percent.

But the balance of power may rest in the hands of the nationalist, immigration hard-line Sweden Democrats, who won 13 percent — a full seven points higher than their 2010 showing. Swedish television reports that one out of three voters who backed the Sweden Democrats in this election voted for the Moderates, the largest conservative party, back in 2010.

On the left, the new Feminist Initiative party stole votes from the left but ended up falling short of the 4 percent required to earn seats in parliament. The Green party actually lost seats reports the National Review.

Muslim immigrants burning the Swedish flag. 

Conservative prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has had trouble explaining the stubbornly high unemployment rate of 8 percent — and an even higher rate among the young and immigrants.

Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, has a simple explanation for the lack of jobs. “If you allow more asylum seekers into the country than the number of jobs you can create, the result is obvious,” he said in a recent speech. Sweden expects more than 90,000 asylum seekers this year, a huge number in a county of only 10 million people. According to the United Nations, Sweden received the most asylum applications per person in the world from 2009 through 2013.

The share of Swedes born abroad was 16 percent last year compared with 11 percent in 2000. Akesson calls for cutting back on asylum acceptances, requiring immigrants to pass language tests, and trimming immigrants’ welfare benefits.

“The Sweden Democrats is the only political party that wants to stop immigration,” Anders Sannerstedt, a political scientist at Lund University, told the French news agency AFP. “All the other political parties have a united stance, a generous immigration policy.”

A Smaller Government  -  Sweden has clearly changed in the last 20 years under the governance of parties of both the Left and the Right. In the 1990s, the public sector grabbed 68 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Today it is on track to account for 50 percent of GDP, because economic growth has dramatically outstripped the growth of government spending, which has increased at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent over the last decade.

Sweden scrapped inheritance taxes, wealth taxes, and most property taxes. It cut income taxes and corporate taxes, and, as a result, disposable income has risen by almost 20 percent in the last eight years of the ruling conservative coalition.

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Eight parties in the new Parliament. Freedom. What a concept.
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A Warning to American Readers
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American readers, please do not be frightened by the chart above showing many different political parties.  This is something that the rest of the world calls a free election.  Free elections have not existed in the U.S. for multiple generations.
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The United States stands almost alone in the world where the same two corrupt Washington D.C. funded parties magically win 100% of all elections to our House of Representatives.  Other nations where the same parties win 100% of the elections are North Korea and China.
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Unless the American people rise up and demand real election reform we are doomed to be ruled over by a corrupt, centralized and criminal oligarchy.

Free elections in Sweden look good.

Islamists Kidnap 50 More Women



The Religion of Peace.™


(Reuters) – The extremist Islamic group has been gaining ground lately taking several towns throughout the states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped another 50 women over the weekend in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Adamawa, media reports confirmed on Monday.

According to the Nigerian Daily Post, Boko Haram foot soldiers stormed Gulak town on Saturday and took the women as they were praying at a preaching ground. Married women were amongst the victims this time, according to residents who managed to escape.

Boko Haram – the extremist Islamic group whose name loosely translates as “Western education is forbidden” – has been trying to declare its own caliphate in Nigeria.


Boko Haram leader: 'I abducted your girls'




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NCIS Hacks Home Computers Without a Warrant



“This is, literally, the
militarization of the police.”


Notes from the Police State  -  The Navy’s primary law enforcement agency has been conducting illegal surveillance operations against countless civilian computers for the past several years, a federal appeals court found last week.

Documents obtained by the Courthouse News Service reveal a 2010 case in which a Naval Criminal Investigative Service Agent in Georgia used an advanced surveillance software program known as “RoundUp” to scan every civilian computer in Washington state for child pornography.

NCIS Agent Steve Logan was able to locate one suspect, Washington-resident Michael Dreyer, and immediately turned the information over to police, who subpoenaed Dreyer’s internet service provider with the FBI. Dreyer was charged in federal court after the officers, and Homeland Security at a later date, used the illegally-obtained data to acquire a search warrant for his house reports Infowars News.


After Dreyer’s lawyers questioned the search warrant’s legitimacy, Navy representatives claimed that the initial surveillance operation was justified due to Washington state’s heavy “saturation” of Navy personnel and Dreyer’s prior military service.

A panel of the Ninth District Court of Appeals in San Francisco disagreed, stating that the search never targeted specific military bases or personnel but instead searched millions of computers not associated with the military.
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“To accept that position would mean that NCIS agents could, for example, routinely stop suspected drunk drivers in downtown Seattle on the off-chance that a driver is a member of the military, and then turn over all information collected about civilians to the Seattle Police Department for prosecution,” wrote Judge Marsha Berzon.
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While possession of child pornography is undoubtedly the most vile of offenses, the government’s use of dragnet surveillance against millions of Americans not suspected of a crime still remains unconstitutional.
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“This is, literally, the militarization of the police,” defense attorney Erik Levin told the San Francisco Chronicle. “They have enough funding that they can go out and stray from the core mission of national security and get into local law enforcement.”
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"Corruptus in Extremis"
Feds direct agents to cover up program
used to investigate Americans


(Reuters News)  -  A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.


Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial.

If defendants don't know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence - information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

"I have never heard of anything like this at all," said Nancy Gertner, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has been collecting domestic phone records.

The NSA effort is geared toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily drug dealers.

"It is one thing to create special rules for national security," Gertner said. "Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations."


This is what happens when people
blindly accept authority.

Rand Paul: Arming Syrian Rebels Will Empower ISIS



Ran Paul:
'Obama has been arming ISIS'


(Editor  -  Bullshit and lies.  For years the U.S. and our allies have been illegally arming the Islamist Syrian rebels to overthrow the Syrian government.  Now Obama claims he wants to arm the Islamist Syrian rebels to help the Syrian government fight other Islamist Syrian rebels. 

And the American Sheeple bleat "Baaa, take us to war Obaaamaaa.)


One of the only sane voices chiming in on the announcement that The Pentagon will train 5,000 Syrian rebels per year as part of Obama’s new campaign to battle Islamic State militants, is that of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who doubled down on his assertion that arming rebels is akin to placing weapons into the hands of ISIS.

“It’s a mistake to arm them. Most of the arms we’ve given to the so-called moderate rebels have wound up in the hands of ISIS, because ISIS simply takes it from them, or it’s given to them, or we mistakenly actually give it to some of the radicals,” Paul said on CBS’s “This Morning.”

While advocating a forceful response to the ISIS threat, Senator Rand Paul called out the President, saying that his support for Islamic rebels over the last three years has led directly to the rise of the radical terror group.

Appearing on Fox News, Paul said “I think that President Obama’s support for the Islamic rebels as has allowed ISIS to grow stronger in Syria.”

“They never would have grown this strong without … their allies getting weapons from both us, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, so really, we have done a disservice and created chaos that has allowed the jihadists to grow stronger.” Paul added in Prison Planet.




It is common knowledge that the US has for three years now funded and supported rebels in Libya and Syria. Indeed, the same extremists who overthrew Gaddafi in Libya were reportedly airlifted into Syria by NATO forces. The same extremists who Killed US and NATO Troops in Iraq were supported all the way by the US and its allies in Libya and Syria.

ISIS terrorists had already infiltrated those groups and the US government knew it from their own intelligence and from independent intelligence. Like a cancer, the group grew and eventually consumed the so called rebels fighting against the Syrian government.

Senator Paul argued in a wider context that US intervention has allowed for such extremist groups to flourish.

“Intervention isn’t always the answer,” Paul said, noting that he has now had to defend himself against claims that he is both an isolationist and an interventionist.

“I’m someone that believes in the Constitution and believes that America should have a strong national defense and believes that we should defend ourselves, but when we do it, we should do it the way the Constitution intended,” the Senator urged.

“If I had been president, I would have called a joint session of Congress this August, brought everybody back from recess and said ‘this is why ISIS is a threat to the country. This is why I want to act, but I want to do it in a constitutional manner.’” Paul added.

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Dems pour in money to protect California seat


Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (right), R-Camarillo, and his wife Laura.

It's Panic Time in California
  • Democrats pour in millions in corrupt special interest and labor union cash to try and hang on to a swing California Congressional seat.
  • Let it be noted that this corruption is why Congress no longer represent the voters.  Congressmen represent the big money interests who buy their seat for them.


Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party.

Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party. A year ago, her district was barely on the party’s radar of competitive races, after President Barack Obama carried it by 10 points last cycle.

“This is a tight race and a difficult seat, and we are committed to hanging onto it,” said Matt Thornton, a spokesman for House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC aiding Brownley’s re-election reports Roll Call.
GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has increased its investment in her district from $950,000 to $1.1 million in airtime, according to a source tracking media purchases in the district. The DCCC hit the airwaves on Sept. 2 — three weeks earlier than it announced in its May media plans.

The DCCC also shifted funds to give additional help to Reps. John Barrow in Georgia and Bill Enyart in Illinois.

House Majority PAC is also sending help, spending $46,000 for a direct mail piece in early September attacking Brownley’s opponent, Republican state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell.

Privately, Democrats say their polling puts Brownley in a dead heat with Gorell.

But Democrats are also fretting about the 26th District because a large percentage of Democratic voters there usually stay home in non-presidential election years. The problem will be exacerbated in 2014 without ballot measures driving turnout or competitive statewide contests in California. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is expected to cruise to re-election, and local operatives say he’s unlikely to help candidates down ballot.

“This is the year that Republicans have a base that might be as large as the Democrats’,” Matt Rexroad, a California Republican operative, said of the state. “That’s the advantage.”

Republicans set out this cycle to defeat Brownley in her Ventura County district, viewing her first re-election battle in a midterm as an opportune time to take her down. In 2012, she defeated GOP former state Sen. Tony Strickland by 6 points when it was an open seat.

The GOP sees her potential defeat as part of its Republican redemption tour in the Golden State, following the party’s dismal performance there last cycle. After an independent redistricting commission redrew the House district lines, Republicans lost four seats. Today, the GOP controls just 15 of the state’s 53 House districts.

Republicans tout Gorell as the kind of GOP candidate who fits the district. A commander in the Naval Reserves, he has built a reputation as a moderate Republican in Sacramento and his state legislative district overlaps with the Ventura County chunk of the seat, making him more familiar to a portion of the electorate.

But Gorell entered the final months of the race with a significant cash disadvantage. As of June 30, Gorell reported just $306,000 in the bank — not nearly enough for sustained paid communication in the district. Brownley reported more than $1.5 million in cash on hand, and she’s been on cable since the last week of August with an ad touting her record on women’s issues.


The district is 40% Democrat, 35% Republicans and
25% independent and smaller political parties.

A Top Swing District
The 26th district was represented by Republicans for decades until the 2012 Obama landslide in California when a carpetbagging Democrat moved into the area and narrowly won the seat.
California's 26th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotesPercentage
RepublicanTony Strickland49,04344.1%
DemocraticJulia Brownley29,89226.9%
No party preferenceLinda Parks20,30118.3%
DemocraticJess Herrera7,2446.5%
DemocraticDavid Cruz Thayne2,8092.5%
DemocraticAlex Maxwell Goldberg1,8801.7%
Totals111,169100.0%
General election
DemocraticJulia Brownley139,07252.7%
RepublicanTony Strickland124,86347.3%
Totals263,935100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

 

Hispanic Democrat Mayor switches to Republican



A Switch to the GOP
  • Hispanic Democrat, small-town Mayor switches to Republican, runs for New Mexico State House, with the support of Gov. Martinez this time


Hatch, NM: Home to America's hottest Chile Peppers... Garantizado hombre!


From Eric Dondero: 
The Libertarian Republican.net

It's an interesting political tale. The Mayor of Hatch was a Democrat State Rep. who switched to Independent, ran, and then lost his reelection battle to a Democrat. And in that race, the Republicans, hoping to pick up the seat in all the confusion, slammed the Independent with attack ads and campaign mailers. Now, the Independent is running as a Republican in 2014, against his former Democrat opponent.

Mayor Andy Nuñez

Got all that? 

More from sfreporter.com, "Republicans say vulnerable state seats could give them majority":

Former Rep. Andy Nuñez tells SFR that Gov. Martinez is helping him in his bid to retake his Doña Ana County seat from Democrat Phil Archuleta, who ousted Nuñez in a three-way race during the 2012 elections where Nuñez ran as an Independent. 
Nuñez, the mayor of Hatch and a former Democrat, is now running for the southern seat as a Republican. And with the latest party switch, the governor is backing his run. 
“She’s not against me now like she was last time,” he says. “She’s got people walking and knocking on doors for me.”
Note - this is Susana Martinez's home county (Las Cruces, just 40 miles west of El Paso, TX), where she served as County Attorney for over a decade, before being elected Governor. 

Republicans are just 4 down from taking the NM House of Representatives in November. NM political observers suggest they have a good shot. This Las Cruces seat is critical to the take-over.


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren




Susana Requalifies for Concealed Carry




Monday, September 15, 2014

Obama to invade Syria with 5,000 CIA trained Arabs



Election Day is near, Time for a War
  • Dear Leader Obama tried hard to invade Syria in 2013 but had to back down.  Now with the elections coming up in only weeks he is trying again to go to war in Syria and be able to strut around to the Sheeple voters as a great war leader.
  • This is all bullshit and lies.  Obama is already arming Syrian rebels there have been CIA training camps in Jordan for some time.


The Pentagon has announced that it expects to train 5,000 Syrian rebels per year as part of President Obama’s new campaign to battle Islamic State militants.

Details of the administration’s $500 million plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State began to surface Friday when Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby outlined the goals that U.S. military planners expected to achieve.

That goal includes training and equipping the Syrian rebels in a foreign country over the course of about a year, according to Rear Adm. Kirby reports the Washington Times.


Mr. Obama had long resisted called to arm and train the rebels, pro-U.S. moderates who had been battling the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, belittling their ability to take on the government and to control the most extremist elements of the rebel coalition.

The U.S. military has already located a partner nation willing to host the training force, Rear Adm. Kirby said. Saudi Arabia has already indicated that it would play a key component in the Obama administration’s training plan, he said.

Bullshit Alert:  The CIA has already been training, arming and funding an army of "moderate" Syrian rebels inside Jordan.

“We think that, now that we’ve got a partner in the region to help us with the training, is that we could train more than 5,000 fighters over the course of one year,” he said. “Now, that would be in phases. It would not be all at once. The training itself would not take a full year, but we think that we could get more than 5,000 done in one year.”

The Pentagon is still trying to work out details of that plan, such as how to vet and recruit those Syrian fighters who are qualified to train with U.S. military personnel, according to Rear Adm. Kirby.
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U.S. Caught Training ISIS Terrorist At Secret Jordan Base






The American Jihadist: Eric Harroun In His Own Words


American Eric Harroun on right

American Jihad - Video
The All-American Life and Death of Eric Harroun


In July of 2013, American Eric Harroun traveled to Syria to fight against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. He would wind up arrested by the FBI on terrorism-related charges. This is Eric's story in his own words.




(Vice News)  -  Eric Harroun became a jihadist just after 10 PM on a crisp January night in 2013. The 30-year-old American was in northern Syria, where he'd been fighting alongside rebel forces for all of two weeks. Less than a mile away loomed the vast expanse of the regime-controlled Taftanaz Military Airbase, from which gunships and troop-transport helicopters would periodically take off to drop improvised oil barrels full of explosives and shrapnel — what would come to be known as barrel bombs — on civilian and rebel positions.

Eric was with a multinational gaggle of nine Arabic-speaking rebels, moving through the night in single file. He knew only a few words of Arabic, and the fighters knew only the most basic of English commands. They crept carefully in the dark, guided by muffled radio communications sent by another group of rebels waiting for them at a rendezvous point.

When he'd arrived in Syria, Eric had been issued a battered Dragunov sniper rifle — the scope would sometimes fall off when he shot — and a serviceable AK-47. Tonight, however, he’d been given a Russian-made RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launcher and three grenades that he carried in a canvas backpack. The rebels would brag about how they were supplied by the US, Saudi Arabia, and various other backers — and then complain that there was never enough food, ammunition, or money. So Eric knew he had to make the grenades count.

The RPG-7 was designed to disable tanks, but tonight Eric planned to use it to destroy a high cinderblock wall around the airbase so that rebel forces could pour in.

Even though it was cold, Eric was sweating as he twisted and locked the first grenade into the launcher and got ready to fire. He couldn’t see them, but he knew there were dozens of other rebels scattered in the dark around the airbase. He also knew that the government forces had tanks, artillery, rockets, heavy machine guns, MiG fighter jets, helicopter gunships, and no shortage of assault rifles, ammo, and other weapons. They would fire back.

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Conley (pictured on the right, with a friend) tried out several different
religions in college before selecting Islam. (Daily Mail)

Minnesota women have joined ISIS
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At least three young Minnesota women are now believed to have traveled to Syria to give aid to the ISIS terror group responsible for the brutal beheadings of American journalists, MailOnline has learned.
 
The trio left some three weeks ago, Omar Jamal, a leader of the Somali community in the state capital, St. Paul, tells MailOnline. They said they intended to become nurses tending to fighters injured in ISIS' violent surge in Syria and Iraq.
Teen Jihadist
Samra Kesinovic, 16, went to Syria
 
The news comes as 19-year-old suburban Denver woman Shannon Conley who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.  

The case of one of the Minnesota girls, a 19-year-old, has already been widely reported, after the girl's family called the FBI, but Jamal said he believes at least two more girls have gone to the Middle East hotspot.
'Their identity is not known because their families have not contacted the authorities,' said Jamal.
 
'They have gone to Syria but as there are no official reports of them we do not know who they are.'
 
The shocking new revelation comes as MailOnline can reveal that the FBI has subpoenaed the 19-year-old girl's family to appear before a Grand Jury later this month, as authorities attempt to discover who bought her ticket, gave her money and provided her with a false passport.
 
There is no suggestion that the family is under criminal investigation, said one law enforcement source with knowledge of the subpoena.
 
'They are looking for evidence on exactly what the family knows,' said the source. Included in the subpoena is a demand for cell phone records as the girl called her brother from Turkey and later, after she crossed the border, from Syria.

Read more: Daily Mail.