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Is the world today a more divided, dangerous and violent place because of the cumulative effect of five decades of oil-financed proselytizing from the historical heart of the Muslim world? Or is Saudi Arabia, which has often supported Western-friendly autocrats over Islamists, merely a convenient scapegoat for extremism and terrorism with many complex causes — the United States’s own actions among them?

Those questions are deeply contentious, partly because of the contradictory impulses of the Saudi state.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-islam.html?_r=2&referer=

And a two-part article taking a look at how much sectarianism is really playing out versus regional political ambitions couching their intents

http://warontherocks.com/2016/08/washingtons-sunni-myth-and-the-civil-wars-in-syria-and-iraq/
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Apparently Adnani was iced in Aleppo. 

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Apparently Adnani was iced in Aleppo. 

Did someone ever compile a list of all the times he's been "killed"? Not saying it didn't happen but hey...
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Did someone ever compile a list of all the times he's been "killed"? Not saying it didn't happen but hey...


If you search "مقتل أبو محمد العدناني" on Twitter you can find stuff going back to January. This one has been officially confirmed by IS though. 

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If you search "مقتل أبو محمد العدناني" on Twitter you can find stuff going back to January. This one has been officially confirmed by IS though. 

Oh damn, didn't know that.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/isis-spokesman-second-in-command-abu-muhammed-al-adnani-killed-syria-a7217206.html
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Sort of a Middle Eastern Mark Twain 

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who what? Mark Twain was a terrorist with an excellent grasp of formal Arabic and excellent recitation? 

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He is also one of the group's longest-serving top commanders. Some Western offiicals believe he met al-Baghadi in a US prison camp after being arrested in Iraq in 2005.

lol how many of these fuckheads did western officials have in prison one time or another.

 

 

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اهلا وسهلا ياخوي وين هالغيبة؟ كيفك شو اخبارك؟ 

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اهلا وسهلا ياخوي وين هالغيبة؟ كيفك شو اخبارك؟ 

Thanks. Nothing new.

 

I have a small Arabic vocabulary so i hope i understood that correctly.

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Gulmurod Khalimov is described in a State Department press release as a top leader and recruiter for ISIS.
Before joining ISIS, he was the commander of a police special operations unit in the Ministry of Interior of Tajikistan. He received training from U.S. special operations forces, as well as elite Russian forces, according to multiple reports.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/05/28/the-u-s-trained-commander-of-tajikistans-special-forces-has-joined-the-islamic-state/
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lol how many of these fuckheads did western officials have in prison one time or another.

 

 


The answer to this question is a lot of them particularly those from Iraq. A fair amount of Syrians that Bashar alAsad sent to Iraq also found themselves in US detention centers. 

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I you take away foreign fighters. I would guess all of them.
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There's an excellent Lebanese phrase that helps explain the complexity of Syria's battlefield: مش عارفين إير مين بطيز مين

 

we don't know whose dick is in whose ass.

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Gulmurod Khalimov is described in a State Department press release as a top leader and recruiter for ISIS.
Before joining ISIS, he was the commander of a police special operations unit in the Ministry of Interior of Tajikistan. He received training from U.S. special operations forces, as well as elite Russian forces, according to multiple reports.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/05/28/the-u-s-trained-commander-of-tajikistans-special-forces-has-joined-the-islamic-state/
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