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22 August 2014


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Re PL's first paragraph:

I heard some state dept (I think) genius on NPR explaining how ISIL, now simply IS I guess, can all be laid right at the feet of Bashar Assad. The history of AQI, transforming to ISI during the US war in Iraq, and then expanding in to the chaos in Syria ran through my head.

I am glad to see someone else summarize it similarly, as I was wondering about my memory.

And, lo, how NPR has fallen since I started listening in the 80s...

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