Surprise: ISIS Quickly Becoming An Actual “State”

Remember when many told us that ISIS was not a state? We heard from folks like Hillary Clinton, the UK Guardian, and John Kerry. Heck, Kerry said it again less less than 20 days ago. Now we get

ISIS Transforming Into Functioning State That Uses Terror as Tool

The Islamic State uses terror to force obedience and frighten enemies. It has seized territory, destroyed antiquities, slaughtered minorities, forced women into sexual slavery and turned children into killers.

But its officials are apparently resistant to bribes, and in that way, at least, it has outdone the corrupt Syrian and Iraqi governments it routed, residents and experts say.

“You can travel from Raqqa to Mosul and no one will dare to stop you even if you carry $1 million,” said Bilal, who lives in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria, and insisted out of fear on being identified only by his first name. “No one would dare to take even one dollar.”

Seriously? This is the way the NY Times article starts?

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, initially functioned solely as a terrorist organization, if one more coldblooded even than Al Qaeda. Then it went on to seize land. But increasingly, as it holds that territory and builds capacity to govern, the group is transforming into a functioning state that uses extreme violence — terror — as a tool. That distinction is proving to be more than a matter of perspective for those who live under the Islamic State, which has provided relative stability in a region troubled by war and chaos while filling a vacuum left by failing and corrupt governments that also employed violence — arrest, torture and detention.

It’s almost like the NY Times writers like this type of state.

While no one is predicting that the Islamic State will become steward of an accountable, functioning state anytime soon, the group is putting in place the kinds of measures associated with governance: issuing identification cards for residents, promulgating fishing guidelines to preserve stocks, requiring that cars carry tool kits for emergencies.

The forgot to mention “throwing gays off rooftops”. Of course, to acknowledge that fact is to acknowledge the threat from hardcore Islam.

They, at this time, have no viable economy. But, still, the article softly goes on to question the military fight against ISIS, wondering if there should be some sort of political solution. Because, ya know, sometimes Evil does win.

What isn’t really acknowledged is that this is all based on a hardcore interpretation of the Koran, of Islam, and that ISIS will never be satisfied until there is an established Caliphate running across the Middle East, Europe, and northern Africa, if not the entire world.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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11 Responses to “Surprise: ISIS Quickly Becoming An Actual “State””

  1. Mike Blair says:

    Excellent. Now we can bring another friendly state into the “Family of Nations” at the UN. How long before they get a seat on the UN Human Rights Council along with Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria? And of course, once they are members of the UN, they’ll become another wonderful cooperative government that Obama can openly kiss up to and apologize to.

  2. Dana says:

    So, the Daesh leaders aren’t really corrupt, huh? Well, that actually tends to be true of revolutionary leaders, as long as they don’t stay in power too long, and it’s the second generation of the leadership which winds up hugely corrupt.

    But I love the times notion that, hey, ain’t it great that the Daesh leadership is pretty honest, as honesty is apparently measured in the Middle East. From what I understand, Benito Mussolini got the trains to run on time, and even Adolf Hitler managed to cut unemployment drastically.

  3. John says:

    Gee Teach it sort if sounds like maybe that Iraq War thing didn’t work out as well as you thought it would

  4. Michael says:

    Yay, what fun it is to be knee deep in all the affairs of other nations!

    We should go in more places around the world and destablize them so that more of what we don’t want develops into new nations….

    Go Neocons and interventionists!! You guys are good!

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