- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 26, 2014

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers argued Sunday that the threat of lone-wolf terrorists pose to national security is “huge and getting worse.”

“In Britain, they’re very close to being overwashed, meaning their resources can’t keep up with the individuals that have both gone to Syria and fought and have come back,” the Michigan Republican said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Twice last week, Canada saw fatal “lone-wolf attacks” by native-resident Muslims on Canadian soldiers.

“We’re not that far behind,” Mr. Rogers continued. “Certainly, the Canadians are not far behind and in Australia not far behind. And the Australian case is so concerning because these people wanted to go to Syria to fight. And they were told by the ISIL leadership folks, stay in Australia, spontaneous act of terror, kidnap people, cut their heads off and videotape it. That’s what’s changed. That’s why people are so upset and nervous.”

Mr. Rogers had just returned from talks with British security, defense and intelligence officials, The Hill reported.

“One of the things that I think has shocked our British friends is this lack of strategy,” he said on CBS. “I think that they will be with us if we can put together a coherent strategy for Syria and Iraq. I really do believe that.”


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