Pierre Cloutier: Inside ISIS – What CIA Does Not Know and the West Refuses to Understand + Legitimate Grievances

04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 10 Transnational Crime, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Deeds of War, Military, Officers Call
Pierre Cloutier
Pierre Cloutier

Et tu, Brute?

Inside Isis: The first Western journalist ever given access to the ‘Islamic State’ has just returned – and this is what he discovered

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Todenhöfer says that this ultimately means Isis cannot be beaten by Western intervention or air strikes – despite US claims last week that they have proven effective. “With every bomb that is dropped and hits a civilian, the number of terrorists increases,” he said.

Speaking in a TV interview with RTL’s Nachtjournal programme two days after his return to Germany last week, Todenhöfer said Isis has worked hard to establish itself as a functioning state. He said it has “social welfare”, a “school system”, and that he was even surprised to see it has plans to provide education to girls.

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Phi Beta Iota: ISIS is another form of “dead canary.” The criminal insanity of Western governments refusing to grasp the legitimate grievances of their own publics as well as foreign publics defies common sense.

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Legitimate Grievances @ Phi Beta Iota