Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ISIS and the Syrian "revolution"

Of all the theories and the explanation about ISIS none are admitting the obvious: that it is the product of the Syrian "revolution" and its romanticization.  There would not have been thousands of people flocking from the West to join the cause if ISIS if the West didn't glamorize the Syrian "revolution" and invented the notion that a moderate Syrian command is leading the fight against Asad.  A person on Twitter reminded me how the Syrian "rebels" (the so-called moderates among them) used to brag about the power of ISIS and they raised the slogan داعش_عرأس_الأسد (Stepping on Asad's head--it is a pun in Arabic).