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As we escalate the war against ISIS, it is crucial to learn about the thinking of our enemy. Graeme Wood writes about the level of devotion exhibited by ISIS members in the March 2015 edition of The Atlantic. The following are some excerpts:
“November, the Islamic State released an infomercial-like video tracing its origins to bin Laden. It acknowledged Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the brutal head of al‑Qaeda in Iraq from roughly 2003 until his killing in 2006, as a more immediate progenitor, followed sequentially by two other guerrilla leaders before Baghdadi, the caliph. (The background data on the poorly educated, barely noticed, Bedouin, at 40 nearly years old, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, became infamous on 2/5/2003 when the Secretary of State, General Colin Powell addressed the United Nations, making the case for war in Iraq by erroneously linking Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to al-Qaeda and Suddam Hussein’s regime.)”
“Notably unmentioned: bin Laden’s…
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