As Iraq is becoming an Islamic state except in the three northern provinces held by the Kurds, the political spin is starting. Or continuing. Is ISIS part of al Qaeda? Does anyone believe that ISIS was kicked out of al Qaeda for being to vicious? Or is the political and media spin that ISIS is only Sunni jihadists correct?
The pResident will sleep very well tonight as another “crisis” is not going to waste.
Osama bin Laden may have been killed in 2011, but al-Qaeda – the umbrella Islamist terror group he founded – endures in many forms around the world.
ISIS used to be known as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the leading Islamist extremist group during the Iraq War. AQI controlled significant amounts of Iraqi territory during the war, until the US military and allied Sunni militias famously defeated it during the post-2006 “surge.”
But they hadn’t destroyed it.
President Obama’s team of national security advisers is under attack on Capitol Hill for not foreseeing the collapse of Iraq’s Army forces who have been routed by Sunni jihadists.