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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by yaxomoxay, Jun 29, 2017.
very important development
As cynical as this sounds - I don't believe there will or can be an end to ISIS. Not completely.
Different name same idealogy.
The Shia dominated government will see to that. It is good for any amount of popular discontent. Just watch now that the Kurds are planning an independence move in the North for the next fireworks.
Just today the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point issued a study that finds ISIS returning to a guerrilla style insurgency, one that will (IMO) endure for decades ...
The quotes above are found in a New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/middleeast/isis-attacks-syria-iraq-study.html
The full study can be found at: https://ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-figh...ntinuing-military-efforts-in-liberated-cities
TL;DR, any claim of the "end of ISIS" is utterly delusional.
The end of ISIS in Mosul? This is a move in the right direction though.
True, even though as @citizenzen pointed out from West Points Combat Terrorism study, their functioning as a guerilla insurgency means they're going to be around for a while.
Still, it does put these "Obama handed the ME to ISIS" meme right into the shredder.
They're still holding Raqqa, so I don't know how it can be "the end of ISIS"