Posts Tagged: isis
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Let Slip the Tweets of War

Statement from @PentagonPresSec: At approximately 645 AM EDT, US military conducted a targeted airstrike against ISIL terrorists (1/5)

— Marie Harf (@marieharf) August 8, 2014

.@PentagonPresSec: Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil. (2/5)

— Marie Harf (@marieharf) August 8, 2014

.@PentagonPresSec: ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil where U.S. personnel are located. (3/5)

— Marie Harf (@marieharf) August 8, 2014

.@PentagonPresSec: Decision to strike made by US Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the Commander in Chief (4/5)

— Marie Harf (@marieharf) [...]

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How to Dehumanize a Terrorist: Give Him an MBA

ISIS has swept across Iraq in a stunning show of force, accumulating land and capital at a staggering rate. How, after a decade of American presence in Iraq, can this possibly be explained? What language do we even have for this?

"ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?" The face of a balding, middle-aged man stares unsmilingly into the camera. He is dressed in a suit and tie and could pass for a midlevel bureaucrat.

But the photograph is that of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who has transformed a few terror cells harried to the verge of extinction into the most dangerous militant group in [...]