Earlier this week, various documents that detail members of the terrorist group ISIS have popped out. The data hack was able to help identify over 22,000 terrorist group members and may even have disrupted the rebel force’s plan to terrorize the United States.
CBS reports that the compiled forms were filled out by the members upon “entering ISIS controlled territory in Iraq and Syria.”
“If you’re ISIS now and you know that western intelligence has their hands on these, you can’t send those people back to conduct an attack because you know they’re going to be picked up as soon as they cross that border,” Michael Morell who is a former deputy CIA director said.
“The guys that went that you didn’t know. That’s the value of this because it puts new people on your radar,” he further added. Morell now is a news contributor to CBS.
The forms detail the members’ name, alias, date of birth, marital status, country of residence, education and phone number. They are also asked what position the fighters would want to apply for. In it, it was revealed that 120 out of 1700 of the enlisted were willing and even volunteered for suicide missions. What is more alarming is 10 of those 120 are Americans.
Meanwhile, President Barrack Obama was recently asked again of his decision to not take military action against Syria’s current regime which arguably had a lot to do with the ongoing debacle in the Middle East. The leader firmly believes that he did the right decision as he followed protocol from the “Washington Playbook.”
Obama who is nearing the end of his last term in the White House even made comic book reference, comparing himself to Batman while he called ISIS the Joker.
“There’s a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting. These are men who had the city divided up. They were thugs, but there was a kind of order. Everyone had his turf,” Obama was quoted in saying.
“The Joker comes in and lights the whole city on fire. ISIL is the Joker. It has the capacity to set the whole region on fire. That’s why we have to fight it,” he continued.