Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ISIS has a plan... Do YOU?

'Jihadi John' identified?   We knew this already, those of us in the news business closely following Middle East events. The fellow who has been the icon for #ISIS has been almost certifiably identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. [Washington Post]

A recently published e-book titled “The Islamic State” details everything from ice cream money for jihadists to special ops forces in ISIS ranks, talks about how the caliph hides in plain sight, and suggests that after Kobane they can fight under the radar with drive-bys on bikes.

Read it Online (100 pages):

Download the Ebook here (6mb):

Clocking in at a uniform 100 pages, like other titles in ISIS’ “Black Flags” series, the book is a sequel to 2014′s “The Revived Caliphate” and includes chapters such as how to hold territory and how to train children, aka “lion cubs.” [Read more]

CNN reports that more than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria.
They hail from 90 countries, and an estimated 3,400 fighters come from Western states,according to Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

The Middle East is experiencing a "domino effect" -
it began with the U.S. disrupting the delicate balance of power by undermining Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Those who would topple sitting governments (like U.S. Senator John McCain, who once posed for pictures with ISIS members) loaded chains of dissent in Egypt, Syria, Libya... while other nations (Yemen) "morphed" on their own. Egypt was the only country, thanks to Sisi, to sidestep the downward spiral. says " events are playing out exactly as the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi predicted."

Let's look at this from a different perspective. A perspective where Western values and ideals are held in contempt. And, to be honest, what are now Western values and ideals were no such thing in the 1940s-50s-60s-70s. The changes that have come over North America and Europe fueled a desire for a return to a different "solid state" of mind - hence ISIS, ISIL, IS, the Islamic State.

So now we hear ISIS has detailed plans to sack Rome and we've heard rumours about a takeover of Italy (“the nation signed with the blood of the cross”). Militants have vowed online to take over Rome - 'throw homosexuals off the leaning tower of pizza (sp)'- even the Pope is not safe!.
Istambul Museum of Archaeology - Picture: deror avi  2005.

The IS federation has inspired many: British schoolgirls have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) on the “jihadi bride trail.”

A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command in January. “I Love you ISIS,” the group posted atop CENTCOM’s Twitter page, along with threats to American soldiers and a cache of documents it claimed to have hacked. [More]

And then there was the Paris affair...

Let's go to an off-the-map third perspective. Think Trojan Horse. Some folks are convinced there's lot more to ISIS than meets the eye! Before you don your tinfoil hat, consider all possibilities. Read and learn from history. Great societies have been conquered and vanquished in the past. Never say "never."

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