Eric Harroun gets “sweet plea deal” despite supporting terrorists who killed US troops

Paul Joseph Watson
September 23, 2013

An Army veteran whose father said he was working for the CIA has been released from jail despite fighting alongside an Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria that was responsible for killing US troops in Iraq.

31-year-old Eric Harroun has received what has been described as a “sweet plea deal” after he faced life in prison for providing material support to a terrorist organization by fighting with Jabhat Al-Nusra, the group that the New York Times reported, “killed numerous American troops in Iraq,” and is now the leading front line fighting force in Syria.

Al-Nusra is led by Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of Al-Qaeda who recently called for terror attacks inside the United States.

“Under a deal entered in federal court in Alexandria, Harroun pleaded guilty to an obscure law regulating munition exports. He was sentenced to time served. The plea agreement itself remains sealed, though court records show it was entered Thursday,” reports the Associated Press.

Harroun, who has been in prison since March, was released on 3 years probation with a paltry $100 fine.

Despite claiming to have shot at least 10 people and “fighting alongside jihadists and America-hating terrorists while celebrating his bloody exploits on YouTube videos,” Harroun is now a free man. A video uploaded to YouTube earlier this year shows Harroun celebrating the downing of a Syrian Army helicopter while his fellow militants shout “Allahu Akbar”.

Absent from media reports about Harroun’s release is the fact that his father told CBS 5 earlier this year that Harroun was working for the CIA in Syria.

“I know he was doing some work for the CIA over there….I know for a fact that he was passing information onto the CIA,” Darryl Harroun told reporters.

While individuals merely accused of being terrorists are thrown into prison camps like Guantanamo Bay for years and prevented from having a trial, Harroun has got off with a slap on the wrist despite evidence clearly indicating that he fought alongside terrorists in Syria.

American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed by a drone strike simply for producing propaganda videos and communicating with accused terrorists. His 16-year-old son was similarly slaughtered for merely sharing his father’s surname. Other American citizens like John Walker Lindh were imprisoned and tortured in Guantanamo Bay for fighting with the Taliban.

The difference is that Harroun was apparently working alongside Al-Nusra at the behest of the CIA, supporting terrorists whom the Obama administration is now backing in its bid to topple Bashar Al-Assad.

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