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This ISIS (ISIL) Video Isn’t Generating the Gravitas of the Foley Execution

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

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ISIS fol­low­ers vow­ing alle­giance to the group

COMMENT: Check out this video [3] of fol­low­ers pledg­ing feal­ty to ISIS (also known as ISIL). At about 1:05 of the video, the acolytes engage in some very “un-Islam­ic” ges­tur­ing. It graph­i­cal­ly illus­trates a dynam­ic we have spo­ken of so often.

Cen­tral to an under­stand­ing of polit­i­cal con­flicts through­out the 20th and 21st cen­tu­ry is the con­cept of the Earth Island [4] (also called “the World Island.”) This area is pop­u­lat­ed large­ly by Mus­lims, and polit­i­cal affil­i­a­tion with, and/or con­trol of, those pop­u­la­tion groups has long been seen as fun­da­men­tal to dom­i­na­tion of the Earth Island–that, in turn, is the geopo­lit­i­cal key to con­trol­ling the world.

Impe­r­i­al Ger­many made good use of Islamists as proxy war­riors dur­ing the First World War [5], and the Third Reich devel­oped and used that strat­e­gy exten­sive­ly, in both its above-ground and under­ground phas­es. West­ern intelligence–the CIA and deriv­a­tive orga­ni­za­tions such as the Safari Club–have made exten­sive use of this strat­a­gem dur­ing the Cold War.

Evi­dence sug­gests that petro­le­um-relat­ed intel­li­gence ele­ments are con­tin­u­ing to use jihadists as proxy war­riors, par­tic­u­lar­ly the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood [6]. The so-called “Arab Spring,” [7] the Boston Marathon Bomb­ing [8], the breakup of Yugoslavia [9] and the Ukrain­ian con­flict [10] all appear to involve and/or over­lap ele­ments of “jihadis as proxy war­riors.”