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December 29, 2014 10:29 am

U.S. Tries to Render Harmless ISIS’ Psychology

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The flag of the Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliated group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times – Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous?

Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army — is such a conundrum that General Nagata assembled an unofficial brain trust outside the traditional realms of expertise within the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies, in search of fresh ideas and inspiration. Business professors, for example, are examining the Islamic State’s marketing and branding strategies.

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  • charlie johnson

    It is a foreign legion of idiots who relish at the chance to take over an entire town and bully all the people around while taking anything the please without payment.Those who failed to find a women by the traditional methods can use the cavemans.No papers to deal with nor qualifications nor education required,Just do it. Any individual who is a coward will find his courage in the fact he will have large numbers of his own kind to hide among and feel brave.He has no need to work and gain property he just takes the things others have labored for.His character of low moral standing is enhance by being told that god is on his side and as a matter of fact he too can become a god in his own right.The desire to murder his fellow human is encouraged so he finds an outlet to victimize those who he fears because he has lesser intelligence .It is one place on the planet where the scum of the Earth can feel comfortable and get respect among his fellow deadbeat anti social bums.He has no code of honor but knows that if he can inspire fear he can get respect.Besides.He may have indulged in a few Hollywood motorcycle gang movies and know he could quite possibly get an offer in a movie ,(Like Rebel without a cause.)Or at minimum get some attention by the news cameras .Without all that.He is just a nobody going nowhere in life.He can contribute nothing useful to society but he can destroy what little good that better men have created. He is the spitting image of the Devil.