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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

And from what I just heard on tv, it seems that US Army Sergeant Ikaika Erik Kang pledged allegiance to the Caliphate and said he would kill people for the Caliphate.

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Dan

Longshot Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

Thanks for the links, Dan. It's always amazing to see the different depth, context and areas for "drill down" in different stories.

It leaves me wondering if/assuming that he was an idealist who signed up after 9/11, finally got deployed to theater after what seems to be a really long time, and saw enough of the ugliness of things to become disillusioned. I'm not justifying it, just imagining the path, because we have to understand either how to prevent it or figure out what percentage we must prepare to write-off to such losses.

I have to say, I was surprised at it being an NCO. I expect things like this to happen among the rank and file, but seeing it happen to an experienced NCO is sad and troubling.

Thanks for sharing; it's an important story (IMHO).

Scott

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

I saw an interview of his Dad.

He said his son came home with symptoms of PTSD but, when asked why his son never shared with him his views on ISIS, the father said that his son must have known deep inside that it was wrong and that the family would not have taken it well.

So there was obviously conscious choice involved.

Dan

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