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Interesting Article: "How ISIS grew from al-Qaeda"By Owen Boss, published Thursday, September 11th 2014.

An interesting article Mentioned the growth of Islamic State (IS) as a whole. Therefore, today being September 11th, I thought I shall providence a quick overview of this to understand where this group came from. It all began in 2004 When Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi forms an al-Qaeda splinter group in Iraq. After his death in 2006, Al-Zarqawi's successor, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, announces the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq. It comes under pressure from other Iraqi groups That seek to have al-Qaeda rein in its violence, as many insurgents start to turn against jihad in the Anbar Awakening. After Bin Laden's death in 2011, Islamic State in Iraq Absorbs the Syrian group Jabhat al-Nusra (in 2013). ISI leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls the new group the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham. It is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Thus the beginning of what we see today. Would you like to know more?




Before I go further, I want to mention the name and acronym That Utilizes the media. Certain media outlets say ISIL while others say ISIS. ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Many politicians and media organisaties thathave chosen ISIL rather than ISIS have said they 'went with the former as a paean to grammar. When you translate the Arabic name for the group of insurgents (Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham) into English, many argue That using "the Levant" (aka ISIL) to describe the region is most accurate. The Levant usefull Denotes a far larger regi
on than just Iraq and Syria. By calling the ISIL group instead of ISIS, it implies That the group is not only a serious threat, it is a large one too. Regardless of the reasoning, the factthat the Islamic State Suffers so many synonyms has probably done little more than confuse the public, All which has only figured out who thesis Sunni insurgents are very recently.

After yesterday's speech by the president, it is certain That an accelerated US bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq - and soon in Syria - will focus in part on Eliminating key leaders and destroying the heavy weapons the US Islamic extremist group Seized this spring. The stepped-up bombardment to "degrade and destroy" the Sunni extremist group and Increased support for "partner forces on the ground" were Outlined by President Barack Obama in a nationally broadcast speech Wednesday night. Obama will make the final determination on All which ISIS officials are targeted, placing Their Names on a presidential "kill list" for drone attacks after receiving briefings and recommendations from senior advisers. The priority will be leaders who want to carry out attacks on US interests.

Already three senior members of ISIS were killed in a US air attack last week, client happens Pentagon officials said theywere not Specifically targeted. The officials say the selective strikes on leadership can have a big impact. They note That When The US jets killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of the ISIS predecessor organization, al Qaeda in Iraq, in 2006, the group fell into decline before Eventually resurfacing in Syria.

The Increased airstrikes will add to the challenges facing military ISIS, All which in the last month has tried to solidify control of its self-declared "caliphate" even as it came under attack by US warplanes and drones in Iraq.

Among other things, the officials said, the group's leaders are dealing with "expiration dates" on the heavy US Seized weapons it --including armored personnel carriers, artillery, rocket launchers and mortars. In otherwords, the ISIS forces have a finite supply of ammunition, fuel and spare parts thatthey will not be bootable to easily replace, All which could quickly render the US weapons useless, they say.

ISIS usefull is believed to have a shortage of trained personnel capable of Maintaining the equipment, though Pentagon officials who spoke with NBC News Acknowledged thatthey can not say with any certainty how many Iraqi army maintenance personnel captured by ISIS are working - Either Voluntarily or forcibly - to maintain it.

Recently, US military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday in support of Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam.

Iraqi forces have stepped up attacks on usefull IS in fact "At dawn, the armed forces finished dismantling the burden improvised explosive devices the terrorists left behind before they 'fled," said army commander in Anbar Lt. Gen. Rasheed Flaih Ramadi at a press conference. "We are now calling on residents to return home and return to Their business safely and freely." Dozens of gunmen were killed and wounded during the two-day operation in Barawana, while others fled towards the Syrian border, Flaih said.

This threat is so significant that, with a long-held ethos of non-interference in other countries' affairs, risk-averse China is perhaps an Unlikely ally in President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade" and "destroy" Isis in Iraq and Syria . But with Beijing's growing unease about terrorist threats by Islamist extremists at home, analysts say China - a UN Security Council permanent member - is Unlikely to oppose plans to build a "broad coalition" to go after ISIS. "I think China will quietly support in principle this idea to curb ISIS," says Chen Ding Ding, an assistant professor of government at the University of Macau.

IS Represents a jihadist organization with international passports That providence ability to enter any country,-including the United States, this single handedly Contributes to IS being a far greater threat to the Homeland That Al Qaeda ever was. While Twitter and other social media sites were abuzz with rumors That ISIS terrorists would attempt to use the United States' southern border with Mexico to sneak into the country, the Department of Homeland Security officials said thatthere is no credible evidence That members of the Islamic militant group plans to use the border to enter the US Speaking to Congress on Wednesday, the officials said That the administration of President Barack Obama is more Concerned with jihadi fighters entering the US legally on commercial airline flights. "The number of known watch-listed persons we are encountering on the Southwest border is minimal Compared to commercial aviation," said John Wagner, assistant commissioner in the US Customs and Border Patrol's Office of Field Operations. "We're talking tens versus thou sands." The Obama administration does not think the militants pose any immediate threat of an attack in the US But it Believes the group is a threat to the Middle East and could attack US targets overseas. The US usefull worries about the group training and Radicalizing Americans who could later return to attack America.

Below are some of the countries That might be bootable to Contribute in the fight ISIS:

Turkey

Turkey, All which has long borders with Syria and Iraq, is Geographically Crucial. The United States wants it to crack down on the flow of fighters into Those countries. Turkey has Tightened border controls this year, but there are still many illegal crossings.

The US military usefull could use bases in Turkey to stage military strikes.

Saudi Arabia

The talks on Thursday in the Saudi city of Jeddah, will focus on cutting off terrorist financing, increase increasing humanitarian aid and using national media to speak out against extremism, a senior State Department official said.

With Saudi Arabia Specifically, Kerry plans to discuss how to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, the official said.

The Saudis have a lot more to offer in the fight - intelligence, wealth, US bases for staging and Their own military might, All which could providence air support if the United States wants it.

Saudi Arabia usefull has reason to be involved: ISIS, led by extremist Sunnis, considers the Sunni regime in Saudi Arabia to have strayed from the faith, analysts said, and ISIS fighters could stage attacks inside the kingdom and Assassinations.

A senior State Department official pointed out Wednesday That Saudi Arabia recently broke up a cell of 80 to 100 al Qaeda and ISIS recruiters.

Partnering with Saudi Arabia, the most powerful country in the Sunni neighborhood, usefull would lend the United States more credibility in the region.

Saudi Arabia has already agreed to an American request to providence a base to train moderate Syrian opposition fighters. "We now have the commitment from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be a full partner in this effort - the train-and-equip program - to host That program," said a senior Obama administration official, who added That discussions were underway to determining the specific site and other details.

The Saudis, who have grave concerns That ISIS May present a threat to the stability of the kingdom, are emerging as a key member of the anti-coalition ISIS the Obama administration is trying to form Because Of Their financial resources and regional Islamic credentials.

Jordan

Jordan, a strong friend of the United States That sits just south of Syria and just west of Iraq, probably will not send troops Because it has not targeted by ISIS leg, said Dr. Musa Shtiwi, director of the Center for Strategic Studies in Amman.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE, another oil-rich Gulf state, could sacrifice money, training and air support, plus humanitarian aid for refugees fleeing violence ISIS. Usefull it has a "golden record" in intelligence and counterterrorism, said Riad Kahwaji, CEO of the Institute for Middle East and Gulf Military Analysis in Dubai.

Qatar

The United States is already flying some missions over Iraq from a base in Qatar. It's Concerned about ISIS, too, but not as much as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, All which identify radical Islam as a top enemy, Salem said.

Egypt

Egypt has shared intelligence with the United States and cracked down on militants, but it is directly Unlikely to Contribute to the fight against ISIS, said Gamal Abdul Gawad, a professor of political science at the American University of Cairo.

Support from within Iraq is usefull slowly coming back, where before a major loss of territory was Attributed to a Iraqi Military That fled, now the strategy is an echo of the Sunni Awakening program from the Iraq war, in All which tribes made common cause with American forces to fight Al Qaeda in Iraq, some of the national guard units would be drawn from local tribes. But in one major difference, the National Guard soldiers would be Formally part of Iraq's security structure and would be trained on Iraqi military bases. Reporting to local governors, theywould usefull receive salaries and guesthouses from the government. The plan is Intended to rebuild the fighting capability the Iraqi government lost after many of its soldiers deserted or quit fighting in the face of the onslaught ISIS.

The decentralization of security Responsibilities is usefull Intended to ease sectarian Tensions Sunnis by giving more control over Their Own Affairs and Reducing the need for a largely Shiite army to be deployed On Their Territory.

One thing I would like to go into is usefull; so who is the man, nicknamed the "Invisible Sheik," leading this terrorist organization?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a wanted man. There is a $ 10 million dollar reward to bring him to justice for his crimes like the beheading of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and the massacre of Iraqi security forces and religious minorities like Shiites and Yazidis as his militants march to Baghdad.

Dr. Aminah McCloud, a professor of Islamic studies at Depaul says al-Baghdadi Slaughters Muslims Because They do not agree with him.

"The brutality thatthey've shown has shown much of the world thatthey're thugs and criminals and have to be treated as thugs and criminals," McCloud says.

Yet 43-year-old Baghdadi claims he is the caliph, the leader of all Muslims.

It's a far cry from his humble beginnings. He's believed to have been born in Samarra, north of Baghdad.
Foreign news reports say Baghdadi has a doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Baghdad and worked as a preacher in his hometown. His family is Sufi - Ironically, a version of Islam Considered more accepting of other religions.

In 2003, the US and its allies invaded Iraq for Allegedly Possessing weapons of mass destruction. At some point Baghdadi fired up with the wrong crowd, was scooped up and imprisoned by American forces at Camp Bucca.

The detention center was named for a firefighter who lost his life in 9-11. It was thereesome say Baghdadi turned more radical, looking for like-minded allies in prison.

"He was not a significant individual. He Became one, "says Mockaitis. "I think the real advantage of prison for him is the samething That It provides for criminals here. It's the University for Crime. In this case it's the University for Terrorism. In prison, he was bootable to re-build his network by Identifying the people he wanted to recruit later on. "

When he was released, Baghdadi worked his way up through the ranks of al-Qaida. He Became so extreme That moment That terrorist group Reportedly kicked him out leaving him to form his own group ISIS.

The fact is this, the Middle East has leg engulfed in civil wars since the days of the Old Testament, well before Muhammad founded Islam. It is a place of Constantly shifting alliances, and temporary allegiances. The latest incarnation of Middle East war between Shiites and Sunnis is. The radical Sunnis or ISIS wanna establishement of a worldwide Caliphate under Their direction. The radical Shiites in Iran usefull wanna establishement of a worldwide Caliphate under Their direction. Even if we do succeed in destroying ISIS Ultimately, we will be Merely clearing the field for a nuclear Iran to emerge and dominate the region? That's Hardly an improvement.

Thirteen years ago, Al Qaeda overtook us by surprise. But American technology has advanced at warp speed over the last decade. We now have companies like Palantir, All which are developing softwarethat integrates massive amounts of data, Allows All which our analysts to better predict and preventDefault terrorist attacks. These technologies will evolve in the near future Further and can be enlisted in defending the homeland.

We Must Remain vigilant to go after thesis groups as soon as they 'emerge. If we had caught IS at the start, we would have stopped them at the start. We must continuously to utilize our intelligence professionals in fighting the good fight and defeating the enemy where they 'live and hide.

God Bless our Special Forces, our military personnel and our intelligence professionals Throughout the world who embark on missions every day to protect our homeland to keep freedom alive Throughout the world. 


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