Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Islamic State Prepares To Fight The Next War

A member of militias known as Hashid Shaabi stands next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by ISIS militants, in the town of al-Alam March 10, 2015. Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State insurgents out of al-Alam, clearing a major hurdle before a planned assault on Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit. THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS

Bill Powell, Newsweek: As ISIS's Caliphate Crumbles, Jihadist Tactics Are Evolving

On June 10, 2014, the day the black flag of the Islamic State militant group went up over the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, life for an ISIS fighter was good. The seizure of a city of nearly 2 million showed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was making good on his claim to set up a “caliphate” across a vast swath of the Middle East. Foreign fighters flocked to a group once famously mocked by President Barack Obama as the “JV team.” And why not? After taking Mosul, ISIS fighters were paid $500 a month and given a cellphone and a car. Amid the deepening chaos in the Middle East, Daesh, as the group is called in Arabic, had emerged as the strong horse.

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WNU Editor:I agree with the last sentence of this report ....

.... In early 2013, on his last day as acting head of the CIA, Michael Morell told Obama, who came to office wanting to end wars, “My children’s generation and my grandchildren’s generation will still be fighting this fight.”

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

"The Islamic State Prepares To Fight The Next War"

Merkel and Obama plan to oblige them by importing refugees.

The Derp is strong in those 2.