So we can fight them over here.
More than 100 Americans fighting with Islamic State, Hagel says.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that more than 100 Americans are fighting with Islamic State militants, the first time the Pentagon chief has put a number on U.S. citizens aiding the terrorists.
Hagel cited the Americans aiding the jihadists to illustrate the threat that the Islamic State poses to the United States.
"We are aware of over 100 U.S. citizens who have U.S. passports who are fighting in the Middle East with ISIL forces," Hagel told CNN, using the U.S. government's preferred acronym for the Islamic State. "There may be more. We don't know."
U.S. intelligence officials have said that as many as 300 Americans may have joined forces with the Islamic State. They are among thousands of Westerners believed to be fighting alongside the militants.
Time to start revoking citizenships? Deportations? Border controls? What are you, some kind of hateful bigot?
The US government is all over this one:
Hagel made his remarks during an interview at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He said extending the bombing campaign to Syria, the terror group's hub, is among a number of military options he and other national security leaders are considering,
Hagel urged Congress to approve Obama's request for $500 million to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels who are combating both the Islamic State fighters and Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Like the great Enoch Powell said, we must be mad, literally mad. Whom the gods would destroy, ...