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Is the Islamic State Beating Al-Qaida?


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#1    questionmark

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

Spiegel said:


Within just a few years, the Islamic State has grown to become the most feared jihadist group in the Middle East. In an interview, Brookings Institution fellow Charles Lister describes IS' rise in Iraq and Syria and what can be done to stop it.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

Well the good news is that they are a complex organization with a diverse amount of interests, that in spite of common sense and generalized humanity, is still willing to publicly behead a western hostage because....as is always the case...that is what wins wars. Right?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

I'm afraid ISIS is going to be hard to stop.  They have the money to back anything they want to do and lack the morals to stop them from even the unthinkable.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

View PostAshotep, on 25 August 2014 - 08:09 PM, said:

I'm afraid ISIS is going to be hard to stop.  They have the money to back anything they want to do and lack the morals to stop them from even the unthinkable.
I disagree with that.  I think they are following their morals to the letter as expressed in their dogma.  In fact that is where they get their strength.

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