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Ken Burch

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Sun Sep 7, 2014, 10:00 PM Sep 2014

What do YOU think "ISIS", "ISIL", or "ISLAMIC STATE" actually is? [View all]

Please offer supporting arguments for your answer in the thread below.

20 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
A genuine, spntaneous "jihadi" movement of bloodcrazed nihilists.
7 (35%)
A "false flag" operation created by the prowar Right to force U.S. troops back into Iraq.
4 (20%)
Something al-Maliki put together to get payback for his forced resignation.
0 (0%)
Something else
9 (45%)
Not sure
0 (0%)
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I think it's a movement that the PNACers are helping to force U.S. troops back into Iraq. n/t woodsprite Sep 2014 #1
fyi, that's covered in option 2 in the poll. n/t. Ken Burch Sep 2014 #2
Sorry, took that as a wholly 'false flag', rather than woodsprite Sep 2014 #13
...Mercenaries who are being funded, trained and supplied weapons by the military industrial complex 951-Riverside Sep 2014 #3
Keep posting this! AND if you haven't seen it - watch it! grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #28
As two things: NuclearDem Sep 2014 #4
I don't see the answer I think is true in your poll. kwassa Sep 2014 #5
They were quietly armed by Sunni states all over the region Warpy Sep 2014 #7
Well said YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #9
al-Baghdadi armed himself through conquest ... and financed the same way. kwassa Sep 2014 #10
You're not really giving a broad or even good selection Scootaloo Sep 2014 #6
Going to have to disagree with you on your last two points Lurks Often Sep 2014 #19
As well as, a chunk of IS is ex-Iraqi military. grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #29
A few of my thoughts YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #8
False flag by republica s to draw us into another senseless war. ncjustice80 Sep 2014 #11
They aren't nihlists BainsBane Sep 2014 #12
It's very much a nasty jihadist movement with horrific aims. AverageJoe90 Sep 2014 #14
Jihadists AnalystInParadise Sep 2014 #15
I don't know. Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #16
All of the above CJCRANE Sep 2014 #17
Blowback. nt bemildred Sep 2014 #18
The inevitable result of Junior's Big Adventure in Iraq, QC Sep 2014 #20
Winner, winner, chicken dinner gratuitous Sep 2014 #22
Thank you! QC Sep 2014 #25
A threat to liberal and moderate human beings though not to those residing in the US. n/t pampango Sep 2014 #21
My guess, and that's what it is, hifiguy Sep 2014 #23
It is nature abhoring a vacuum. Xithras Sep 2014 #24
+1. One thing is they likely have the names of many of the jihadi's since they gave em guns in grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #27
It's a cross between false flag and genuine jihadi's. Fairly common op, arm some whakos to do grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #26
If I had to guess, I'd say an assortment of thugs and political and/or religious zealots that Marr Sep 2014 #30
A social construct. ZombieHorde Sep 2014 #31
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