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ISIS' dangerous change in strategy

UtherPenguin
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3/27/2016 2:05:39 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Recent attacks in Baghdad have mired over 40 civilian casualties, alongside attacks in Belgium which totaled in at least 30 attacks. This, alongside the current military situation in the Levant now imply a dangerous change in the strategy of ISIS.

Following their failed siege of Kobane in late 2014, Daesh's short experiment with interstate warfare has marked a recent decline. Following 2015, ISIS has lost a lot of ground in both Syria and Iraq, especially after Iraqi forces successfully retook Ramadi.

ISIS' current military situation in Levant has been on a slow decline fortunately, just contrast their heyday in 2014 (https://cnnsotu.files.wordpress.com...) with their current position in 2015 (https://cnnsotu.files.wordpress.com...)

That means ISIS is losing right, their going the way of Hitler after his failed siege of Moscow? Nope, instead their strategy has changed to a more dangerous turn.

Losing the amount of territory that they did in early 2015, their image as the Messianic Caliphate of the Mahdi has been greatly undermined. To preserve that apocalyptic image ISIS is now resorting to what they were always best at: Terrorism.

Attacks of civilians in Western countries, like the recent ones in Paris,Brussels, and Baghdad have become a way for ISIS to maintain their image as a force to be reckoned with even if the military strength goes on the decline. They're masterfully playing on the fears brought up in the Paris attacks and the Refugee crisis as a way of intimidating their opponents and driving as many people to recruitment as possible.

This means that on the Media front and in attacks abroad, they're likely going to intensify on their attacks. If that is true, then that means larger and bolder attacks abroad are likely to not only perpetuate, but intensely increase.
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3/27/2016 3:02:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/27/2016 2:05:39 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Recent attacks in Baghdad have mired over 40 civilian casualties, alongside attacks in Belgium which totaled in at least 30 attacks. This, alongside the current military situation in the Levant now imply a dangerous change in the strategy of ISIS.

Following their failed siege of Kobane in late 2014, Daesh's short experiment with interstate warfare has marked a recent decline. Following 2015, ISIS has lost a lot of ground in both Syria and Iraq, especially after Iraqi forces successfully retook Ramadi.

ISIS' current military situation in Levant has been on a slow decline fortunately, just contrast their heyday in 2014 (https://cnnsotu.files.wordpress.com...) with their current position in 2015 (https://cnnsotu.files.wordpress.com...)

That means ISIS is losing right, their going the way of Hitler after his failed siege of Moscow? Nope, instead their strategy has changed to a more dangerous turn.

Losing the amount of territory that they did in early 2015, their image as the Messianic Caliphate of the Mahdi has been greatly undermined. To preserve that apocalyptic image ISIS is now resorting to what they were always best at: Terrorism.

Attacks of civilians in Western countries, like the recent ones in Paris,Brussels, and Baghdad have become a way for ISIS to maintain their image as a force to be reckoned with even if the military strength goes on the decline. They're masterfully playing on the fears brought up in the Paris attacks and the Refugee crisis as a way of intimidating their opponents and driving as many people to recruitment as possible.

This means that on the Media front and in attacks abroad, they're likely going to intensify on their attacks. If that is true, then that means larger and bolder attacks abroad are likely to not only perpetuate, but intensely increase.



No need for alarm Uther. It's Allah's will. They are just doing exactly what the Muslim clerics, Muhammed, the Quran, and Allah told them to do. They aren't exyremists. They are simply devout.
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6/12/2016 7:46:06 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
So basically they're determined to go out with a bang.
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UtherPenguin
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6/12/2016 11:52:46 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/12/2016 7:46:06 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
So basically they're determined to go out with a bang.

Yup.
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6/13/2016 12:55:47 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 12:27:13 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
(Second bump for relevance)

I don't see this as relevant. This a$$hole was not ISIS, he was yet another "inspired by". The two simply are not the same.

I don't know why they just don't say "inspired by Islam", but that is another discussion.
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6/13/2016 1:17:02 AM
Posted: 5 months ago

I don't know why they just don't say "inspired by Islam", but that is another discussion.

Because "It has nothing to do with religion" ever.
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UtherPenguin
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6/13/2016 1:46:46 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 12:55:47 AM, TBR wrote:

I don't know why they just don't say "inspired by Islam", but that is another discussion.

Way too generalized. You know who's also "inspired by Islam"? Governments,Charities,Educational Institutions and terror groups with little to do with ISIS. How are you going to tell these vastly different groups apart?
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6/13/2016 2:51:08 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 1:46:46 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 6/13/2016 12:55:47 AM, TBR wrote:

I don't know why they just don't say "inspired by Islam", but that is another discussion.

Way too generalized. You know who's also "inspired by Islam"? Governments,Charities,Educational Institutions and terror groups with little to do with ISIS. How are you going to tell these vastly different groups apart?

How do I tell them apart? I don't know. The letterhead?

Look. We can say with confidence that Islam has inspired many people to do bad things. If it has inspired good things, well fine. That does not mean we are so stupid that we cant recognize them both, the good and the bad.