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January 23, 2017



Excellent review but what a completely stupid title.

"The West can never hope to understand Islamic State"

Mind you, it is the New Statesman.


In addition to dropping the fiction that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, I hope we also drop the line "ISIS filled the vacuum created by the Iraq war."

Imagine saying of a group that regularly deals in crucifixions, stonings, beheadings, and all the other gore -- "Well, they're just filling the void. Somebody has to."


And of course ISIS got started in Syria, where a civil war developed because a Baathist dictator was left in charge, which is what the critics of the Iraq War think should have happened in Iraq.

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