The American-born ISIS member recently captured by a Kurdish militia has bizarrely claimed that the brutal executions carried out by the terrorist group were basically the same thing as what they do back in his home state of Texas.
"I think, with the beheadings, okay that's execution," Warren Christopher Clark told NBC News' Richard Engel during a recent interview in Syria. "I'm from the United States, from Texas. They like to execute people too. So I really don't see any different. Maybe they might do it off camera, but it's the same."
Of course! A convicted criminal being injected with chemicals that slowly paralyze them until death is exactly the same as some masked dickhead sawing off the head of innocent journalists, aid workers, and random civilians.
Apparently, there's a whole lot more idiocy likely to come out of the 34-year-old's mouth, since NBC is promoting the full exclusive interview ahead of its Nightly News broadcast on Tuesday evening.
Clark, aka Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki, was among five foreigners the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it had nabbed as they were "trying to get out of the war zone" on Jan. 6. A document found in a house in Mosul, Iraq showed that Clark had sent a resume and cover letter to ISIS asking for a position "teaching English to students in the Islamic State," according to report from the Program on Extremism at George Washington University published in Feb. 2018.
In his interview with Engel, Clark said he witnessed executions and crucifixions during the three years he was with ISIS, but was never a fighter — which seems what just about anyone potentially facing federal terrorism charges and lengthy prison time back in the United States would likely say.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.
The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department unsealed a narrower criminal case against Assange.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Marc Mukasey, 51, and longtime Trump associate Bernard Kerik, 63, a former New York City police commissioner, have joined Gallagher's defense team in recent months, both men told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in response to a question from a reporter after a motions hearing, lead defense attorney Tim Parlatore confirmed that he had previously represented Pete Hegseth, the conservative Fox News personality who has been privately lobbying Trump since January to pardon Gallagher, according to The Daily Beast.
Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, who resigned in disgrace as governor of Missouri last year, is putting his uniform back on — just not as a Navy SEAL.
Greitens, who stepped down in May 2018 amid criminal charges related to an alleged extramarital affair, has become a reserve naval officer with Navy Operational Support Center — St. Louis, a spokeswoman for Navy Recruiting Command confirmed to Task & Purpose. The Kansas City Star first reported the news.