BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) – A U.S. soldier was recently arrested for reportedly attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization.

The soldier was identified by the U.S. District Court of Hawaii as Sergeant 1st Class Ikaika Kang, a 34 year old soldier that served in the U.S. Army during the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.

Kang was monitored by the FBI and U.S. military for several years after it was discovered he harbored sympathies for the Islamic State, dating back to 2011.

According to a report obtained by the Associated Press, Kang declared his loyalty to the Islamic State and that he wanted to “kill a bunch of people.”

Despite knowing of his sympathies for the Islamic State, the FBI and and U.S. Army did not arrest him until July 8th, when he was deemed a threat to the country.

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Floriangeyer
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Innnnnnnnnnnncredible. You would think that at the very least this US soldier would have been posted to a remote outpost in Alaska and ordered to measure the snowflakes.

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they have one, Shemya Island, off alaska.
Shemya Island is considered to be a worse posting than mainland Alaska, due to constant high winds (rarely below 30mph), temperatures that never rise above 50F, and omnipresent fog. At the tail end of the Aleutian archipelago, Shemya is closer to Eurasia than the North American mainland. Primary duties consist of clearing the runway of obstructions and running the radar station. Legend has it that every time someone leaves, they take a rock with them so someday there will be no more island and no one will ever have to go back.

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“the FBI and and U.S. Army did not arrest him until July 8th, when he was deemed a threat to the country”
– It is fine for US soldiers to help ISIS but threat to US should be avoided.

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He simply did not get the latest memo where isis was declared an enemy