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Old June 10th, 2015, 06:22 AM   #1
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The Islamic State's Role in the Middle East

The Islamic State represents a logical continuation of al Qaeda, which triggered both a sense of Islamic power and shaped the United States into a threat to Islam. The Islamic State created a military and political framework to exploit the situation al Qaeda created. Its military operations have been impressive, ranging from the seizure of Mosul to the taking of Ramadi and Palmyra. Islamic State fighters' flexibility on the battlefield and ability to supply large numbers of forces in combat raises the question of where they got the resources and the training.

However, the bulk of Islamic State fighters are still trapped within their cauldron, surrounded by three hostile powers and an enigma. The hostile powers collaborate, but they also compete.

It is likely that the cauldron will hold, so long as the Saudis are able to sustain their internal political stability. But the Islamic State has already spread beyond the cauldron operating in Libya, for example. It is operating with the kind of centralized command and control, on the strategic level, that makes it far more effective than other non-state forces we have seen.

The Islamic State has taken al Qaeda's ideology and is attempting to institutionalize it. The surrounding nations have limited options and a limited desire to collaborate.

It is interesting to note that the apparent defeat of al Qaeda opened the door for its logical successor, the Islamic State. The question at hand, then, is whether the four regional powers can and want to control the Islamic State. And at the heart of that question is the mystery of what Turkey has in mind, particularly as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power appears to be declining.
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but they are reducing the pigeon population so islam won't be offended by their exposed genitals!

these people are evil, soulless, bat-shit crazy monsters.
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If they ever control Egypt you can say good by to any Ancient Egyptian monuments:

Video: Suicide bomber attacks Egypt's Luxor temple tourist site - Telegraph
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The Islamic State represents a logical continuation of al Qaeda, which triggered both a sense of Islamic power and shaped the United States into a threat to Islam. The Islamic State created a military and political framework to exploit the situation al Qaeda created. Its military operations have been impressive, ranging from the seizure of Mosul to the taking of Ramadi and Palmyra. Islamic State fighters' flexibility on the battlefield and ability to supply large numbers of forces in combat raises the question of where they got the resources and the training.

However, the bulk of Islamic State fighters are still trapped within their cauldron, surrounded by three hostile powers and an enigma. The hostile powers collaborate, but they also compete.

It is likely that the cauldron will hold, so long as the Saudis are able to sustain their internal political stability. But the Islamic State has already spread beyond the cauldron operating in Libya, for example. It is operating with the kind of centralized command and control, on the strategic level, that makes it far more effective than other non-state forces we have seen.

The Islamic State has taken al Qaeda's ideology and is attempting to institutionalize it. The surrounding nations have limited options and a limited desire to collaborate.

It is interesting to note that the apparent defeat of al Qaeda opened the door for its logical successor, the Islamic State. The question at hand, then, is whether the four regional powers can and want to control the Islamic State. And at the heart of that question is the mystery of what Turkey has in mind, particularly as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power appears to be declining.

They are also Sunnis and funded by Saudi Arabia. I believe this is the weapon the upper 1% use to keep perpetual war going and their flow of welfare checks coming in.
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If they ever control Egypt you can say good by to any Ancient Egyptian monuments:

Video: Suicide bomber attacks Egypt's Luxor temple tourist site - Telegraph
that would be such a tragedy. but they are ignorant enough to do it.
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ISIS to me is basically like a street gang, with really, really bad thugs. These guys are really brutal and don't give a shit. They don't give a shit when they are taking pictures of their victims being killed n the worst slowest and most painful way possible, throwing people off of buildings, stoning, making people digest own graves, decapitation by knife, hanging, fire in a cage. No mercy, no release, if they get you, you are dead, and the shit is going to hurt.

To me, this bunch is leaderless. Who is their leader? Again, it looks like a leaderless street gang with such a fearsome reputation that the militaries of these countries don't want to tangle with them, and it is better to just join them instead of dying. I guess the USA I will have to fight these maniacs for years, can't really kill all of them because they keep coming back. That whole area of the World is so ridiculous anyway. The Muslims need to chill out, quit treating their women like crap.....and drink some cold beer!

I have a new advertising slogan for Dubai tourism.......

DUBAI.....Because not all of the Middle East is a horrid shithole.

I think it's a good slogan. Opinions?
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ISIS will lose in Syria wars when Russia or Iran done invasion in ground forces.

ISIS will win in southern and maybe Iraqi Kurdistan to then the wars in endeed.

ISIS will Sharia laws in Southern and Northern Iraq to if ISIS win vs Pergsham Army.

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ISIS to me is basically like a street gang, with really, really bad thugs. These guys are really brutal and don't give a shit. They don't give a shit when they are taking pictures of their victims being killed n the worst slowest and most painful way possible, throwing people off of buildings, stoning, making people digest own graves, decapitation by knife, hanging, fire in a cage. No mercy, no release, if they get you, you are dead, and the shit is going to hurt.

To me, this bunch is leaderless. Who is their leader? Again, it looks like a leaderless street gang with such a fearsome reputation that the militaries of these countries don't want to tangle with them, and it is better to just join them instead of dying. I guess the USA I will have to fight these maniacs for years, can't really kill all of them because they keep coming back. That whole area of the World is so ridiculous anyway. The Muslims need to chill out, quit treating their women like crap.....and drink some cold beer!

I have a new advertising slogan for Dubai tourism.......

DUBAI.....Because not all of the Middle East is a horrid shithole.

I think it's a good slogan. Opinions?
Dubai is a shit hole to. It just has a little less odor.
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