Yeah, I said I was going to write about Seymour Hersh's article on Osama bin Laden. But then this came up.
Abu Sayyaf, the "CFO" of ISIS, has been killed by Delta Force in Southeastern Syria. www.thedailybeast.com/articles…
Nice job, Delta Force!
I've been following the rise of ISIS since January 2014. I first came across them in a BBC article detailing in-fighting between Syrian rebel groups. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the name "ISIS" showed up. As the months went by, it soon became clear that ISIS was no ordinary jihadist group. They were a force to be reckoned with, even though the world really ignored them until June 2014. When ISIS suddenly conquered almost half of Iraq, I knew we had made a terrible mistake by not paying attention.
But even after all of the horror and atrocities they had perpetrated, I never could have imagined they were capable of doing what they did to the Yazidi people in 2014. Why is it that it took a full-scale genocide for the world to decide that action had to be taken?
But now, things are finally starting to turn around. ISIS is rapidly losing territory in Iraq, suffered a humiliating defeat at Kobani, and how their leaders are dropping like flies.
ISIS is doomed. They may be strong now, but they are losing strength. It may take six months, a year, maybe multiple years - but ISIS will be destroyed.