The Myth Of The Khorasan Group

The Background Noise

Khorasan Group

Obama never wanted to go back to Iraq, and he certainly never planned to get deeply involved in Syria. But things rarely go to plan, especially when you are talking about Middle Eastern Geopolitics. As such, now at the end of 2014 we see the United States alongside a second Coalition of the Willing engaged in bombing runs every day in both countries, and plans in increase the small number of boots of the ground.

Of course, the crisis caused by the rapid expansion of the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) made such a policy turnaround all but unavoidable. Obama at least had the advantage of facing off against a perfect enemy. The Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Da’esh) is a religious Khmer Rouge bent on taking the Middle East back to the 7th century and through its sheer brutality, has made itself almost universally hated. America’s allies, but…

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