At war

 

Since the horrendous attacks in my beloved Paris I’ve been increasing my reading on ISIS, the attacks, jihadism and the Middle-East. Here’s a selection:

  • A Vox article on the gap between true narratives and true facts.
  • “America has not changed Iraq or Syria, but the wars there have indeed changed America” – a long-read  from David Ignatius on how ISIS spread in the Middle East
  • A list of US airstrikes on ISIS, almost on a daily basis, for about a year now.
  • Great piece form The Atlantic: What ISIS Really Wants. Main message is that the Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse.
  • And the letter from ISIS, ‘explaining’ their motives.

Furthermore I’m reading William McCants’s “The ISIS Apocalyps“.

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