Eric Harroun, Phoenix Vet Who Fought Syrian Regime, Now Back in Phoenix

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Eric Harroun (right).


Phoenix native Eric Harroun is back in the Valley after taking a plea deal on weapons charges, although he'd been facing a possible sentence of life in prison after the Justice Department accused him of fighting in Syria on behalf of Al-Qaeda.

After the sudden plea deal that called for hardly any punishment, it seems that he doesn't know the reason for the deal, either.

Then again, he thought he never should have been arrested in the first place.

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Harroun did a couple of interviews with local TV stations after returning home, and gave no indication as to why the previous charges against him, supporting a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, were dropped.

Nearly all of the relevant documents in the case surrounding the new plea agreement are sealed, but federal court records indicate they will only be sealed for a few months.

It certainly seems strange, as just months ago, the Justice Department painted Harroun as a terrorist -- this was before politicians like President Obama and Senator John McCain started calling for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Harroun, an Army veteran, was arrested for fighting that same regime.

In 12 News' segment on Harroun, they got an opinion from journalist Robert Pelton, who has a pretty solid understanding of conflicts in the Middle East, suspected it would be "a little embarrassing" for the government to continue prosecuting Harroun, given what the American public now knows about the conflict in Syria.


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eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

This stupid idiot really dodged a bullet and he knows it. If he has any brain power left following his car crash, he should think long and hard about supporting any terror groups no matter what their ideology. He needs to get a damn job, probably with his dad's help and stay the eff out of trouble from now on. Oh yes, and remain clean and sober until his probation is up.

squash
squash

How did he dodge a bullet? He provided support to Syrian rebels, exactly what the U.S. wants to do/is doing right now. Wouldn't it be a tad bit hypocritical for the U.S. gov to charge him for doing the same exact thing that they advocate?

FUQYU
FUQYU

@eric.nelson745 He works for the government you homo idiot.  What do you think he was doing, fighting a jihad?  He is a CIA asset genius.  Mr Harroun was doing exactly what his US gvt handlers asked of him.
 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@squash I'm sure he was surprised as anyone and doubly because all he got was two years probation. It coulda been worse. He was fighting with a foreign "army" which, since after World War II, U.S. citizens cannot do.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@FUQYU Finally, a genius shows up to defend this turd.

You would not know a CIA asset if you blew him in Central Park.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@FUQYU Oh, of course! How did I miss that? Ps. You what they say. It takes one to know one.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@ericharroun @eric.nelson745 @squash I really don't know. You see these guys on TV. They speak perfect English. It seems likely to me that they grew up or went to school in the U.S. The other likelihood, and I'm not 100% certain about this either, but I'd say chances are they have dual citizenship. But it is true that a U.S. citizen cannot fight for a foreign military. Why that is I don't know, but that has been true since about the end of WWII. Thousands of Americans served in the RAF before the U.S. entered the war. Likewise there was an "Abraham Lincoln Brigade" in the Spanish Civil War. It was heavily communist-leaning. Now as for those Americans fighting in Al-qaeda associated militias, woe be unto them. They are actually guilty of treason now matter what their motivation. Adam Gadahn is going to get the needle if he's ever taken alive. You can take that to the bank.

FUQYU
FUQYU

@bob_lablaw96 You are another at least half fag.  You have no idea whats really going on go back to drinking your kool-aid and looking for your backpage boyfriend joto.

FUQYU
FUQYU

@eric.nelson745 wrong you admitted you were a joto.  Of course being a New Times lemming, you must at least be half a fag to believe anything they write.

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