August 26, 2014

The US role in the making of ISIS

The chicken that came home to roost from the Syrian debacle is called the Islamic State. It is not al-Qaida. But, as the journalist Patrick Cockburn has noted, al-Qaida "is an idea rather than an organization, and this has long been the case." Islamic State grew through U.S. weakness - the setting of objectives and red lines in Syria that proved vacuous.

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