Kirk hosts hearing on growing threat of ISIS

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Today Sen Mark Kirk held federal hearings to examine the threat ISIS could pose to Chicago.

Senator Kirk convened the hearings at the Dirksen Federal building this morning.

He referenced a WGN Investigates report that highlighted a war of words online including an implied threat against the Old Republic building at Michigan and South Water.

The senator says other Chicago targets have been in ISIS’s sights.

Senator Kirk and at least one Middle East expert who appeared at today's hearing believe airstrikes won't be enough. They say ground troops will be needed to defeat ISIS in Iraq




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  • Aya Mohammed

    I as a Muslim and speaking on behalf of all Muslims we condemn the acts if violence of ISIS. ISIS does not in any form represent Islam. ISIS doesn’t even know the basic beliefs of Muslims. Judge the individual not the religion.

  • The General

    LOL, let me tell you something. USA has Invaded Iraq on fake proof of weapons of mass destruction that every country on earth possess. Than you destroy Iraqs military power and equipped it with US military equipment and left. Who the hell does that in the world ?.
    If you would equip Germany with Ally weapons after WW2 and left, we would have WW3 in a couple of months or a year.
    Somehow, USA is still stationing there till this day, Japan also. So who created the problem of ISIS really ? and who destabilized the region ??.

  • The General

    If you want to defend your Liberty…stop believing the lies to go to war, because war is creating threats to the country that is invading another.especially the country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Those were Saudi Pilots.

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