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Posted on 07/29/2014 2:59:58 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Analysis: Islamic State advertises war crimes in video By Thomas Joscelyn July 29, 2014
The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls significant territory in both Iraq and Syria, has posted an extremely brutal video. While most Muslims were celebrating the end of Islam's holy month, the Islamic State is celebrating mass executions.
Warning: Some of the images below are graphic.
The Long War Journal is posting these images because they highlight the depravity of the Islamic State and its followers. The Islamic State likely believes that these images will help intimate its opposition into submission and earn new recruits, especially among young jihadists and sympathizers who are mesmerized by the orgy of killings. This will work with a certain segment of the jihadists' recruiting pool.
But over-the-top violence of this sort can also have the opposite effect, as it turns some potential recruits and supporters into foes. In this regard, the Islamic State is repeating the same mistakes made by its predecessors, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), in the past. The indiscriminate violence carried out by these organizations alienated many Iraqis and sowed the seeds of their initial demise.
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Obama and the U.N. will issue a harsh statement in 5-4-3-2... NEVER?
I think that I have seen that image in the past?
We put panties on their heads and the world was outraged.
Even with video proof, our feckless “leaders” are
afraid to call them war criminals.
Doesn’t even make the news.
Too busy showing the human shield victims of Hamas.
Can’t antagonize Friends of Obama, can we?