Comments on: The cracks in Islamic State’s business plan are starting to show http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-296569 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:22:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-296569 “A thousand years ago, we invented the crank.”

I rest my case.

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By: Jingan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-288239 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:08:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-288239 ALQuida out, disappeared, ISIS in..bunch of newspeak and Orwellian manipulation

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By: CaycePollard http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-268356 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:04:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-268356 Those muslim inventions come from a thousand years ago. I wouldn’t count on the Arab world of new antibiotics, more efficient energy technology or next-generation microchips.

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By: Randy549 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-257708 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:30:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-257708 “Islamic State has executed what is likely its last foreign hostage, potentially eliminating a key source of its funding.”

Until they kidnap the next set of hostages, which is only a matter of time. Since their other sources of revenue are apparently drying up, expect hostage-taking to increase. Unfortunately, there are still enough governments and organizations around the world who will pay ransoms.

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By: PaulSevere http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-248430 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:10:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-248430 Fortunately we are probably not faced with IS or Daash as a long term proposition. The plans from Washington for decades of war with US troops in a combat role appear to be short-circuited by two armed groups beseiging the two capitals of Daash, Raqqa and Mosul. Syrian Kurds and Iraqi Kurds, respectively. The motivation is self defense first, nation second. The wherewithal is primarily ‘gift’ for the Syrian YPG and YPJ, (Peoples Protection Units and Women’s Protection Units) . Primarily national (and that comes down to oil) for the Kurdistan Regional Gov’t and peshmerga army. These dudes and dudettes have quickly shifted the tide from defense to offense much more rapidly than most reports give them credit for.

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By: 4040 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-247026 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 02:29:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-247026 zekevoltage- there were only muslim inventions in the muslim world becuase if you werent, you were dead. same goes for xian ones. the inventors you refer to never had a choice to be muslim or not.

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By: carlmartel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-244913 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:21:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-244913 Islamic State can receive private donations through barakat (blessings) “bankers” who send them to another barakat “banker” in IS territories. The main reason for donations are that Sunni Arab Muslims have not had a victorious army since Lawrence of Arabia, 100 years ago. Britain and France drew their borders. They lost to Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982. Afghans and Pakistanis were the main forces against the Soviets. The biggest Sunni-led armed forces were Iraqis under Saddam who marched into Iran and lost to Iran’s Shia militias. Iraq lost in 1991 and 2003. IS gives them a new sense of pride despite its brutality that is similar to France’s Reign of Terror during the French Revolution complete with beheadings. Sunni Arabs want to win a war after 100 years.

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By: Underwood http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-244299 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:53:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-244299 Good report. The road to the apocalypse is not free. Even die-hard ultra-fundamentalists need resources to succeed. Raping, murdering and pillaging in the name of Allah only gets you so far…

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-244276 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:49:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-244276 Although they call themselves a “state”, the Isis people are really just a gang of organized criminals operating under the cover of a religious facade.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/the-cracks-in-islamic-states-business-plan-are-starting-to-show/#comment-243655 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38144#comment-243655 The locals who suffer these guys without revolt are like most religious sheep. Too afraid to act because despite their religious rhetoric they fear death, and that dominates their thoughts, and so they will suffer torture rather than death. Making them incapable of throwing off tyrants.

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