Former U.S. soldier Brett Felton has returned to Iraq to train Iraqi Christians in how to defend themselves from ISIS. “I’m not here serving my country,” the 28-year-old vet told 60 Minutes Overtime, “I’m here serving Christians.” He’s not with the US military or with any NGO. He’s by himself, on his own.
Ask by a CBS producer, “What would happen if a colony of ISIS fighters came this way?” Felton promised there would be “a fire fight. We’d shoot it out.” Felton, a Roman Catholic from Michigan, is staying in a small village mostly abandoned by Christians, north of Mosul. But a few have decided to stay behind and fight. They have formed fledging militias to defend the surrounding villages. And now a handful of Christians from around the world, including Felton, are arriving to help. Felton isn’t technically breaking the law but he has been warned by the US Consulate “not to do it.” A profile of Felton will appear on 60 Minutes Overtime on Sunday, September 20 at 7pm.