State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged that “it’s a possibility” that some of the refugees fleeing Syria may actually be al-Qaida or ISIS terrorists.
Kirby, appearing on CNN’s “Wolf” Tuesday, indicated “it’s pretty clear that many these people are just innocent moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents who are trying to escape brutality” from Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Wolf Blitzer: He suggested that there is some fear, some fear that some of these refugees may actually be posing as refugees, but they might actually be al Qaeda or ISIS terrorists trying to sneak into sneak into Europe or the United States. What do you make of that?
John Kirby: Well certainly, that’s a possibility. I mean, you can’t, you can’t dismiss that out of hand. Obviously, if you look at those images though, it’s pretty clear that the great majority of these people are innocent families.