NATION BRIEFS WASHINGTON
US says foreign fighters flock to join Islamic State.
“Why would sane people join a group of savages that at any given moment could turn on them”?
Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.
Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday.
Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are still fighting with extremists.
We do not need to put our military’s
‘Boots on the Ground’
We need to shake the Arab neighbors and get them as upset with ISIL as Jordan before they have a death of one of their own as with Jordan?
Any of our citizens taken prisoner while fighting against our country needs to be dealt with extremely harsh!