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The ISIS' 'Management of Savagery' in Iraq

Alastair Crooke | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

The ISIS term "management or administration of savagery" in fact refers to that hiatus which occurs between the waning of one power and the consolidation of power of another. What is being assumed here is that a certain chaos will pertain, and that the disputed territory will be ravaged by violence as power oscillates back and forth between the "old" power and its incoming successor (the Islamic State). The author of the "Management of Savagery" treatise bluntly states that there is no room for "softness": "Softness" is the ingredient for failure: "our enemies will not be merciful to us, so it compels us to make them think one thousand times, before they dare attack us".

Al Qaeda Chief Urges Militants To Leave 'Political Disaster' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

RIYADH, May 3 (Reuters) - Iraqi al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's g...

U.S. Steps Up Military Deliveries To Iraq To Help Fight Against Al Qaeda

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that the United States is accelerating its deliveries of military equipment to Iraq to ...

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility For Deadly Wave Of Bombings

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

* Bombings marked deadliest Ramadan in years * Merged Iraq-Syria al Qaeda group claims attack * Bomb explodes near schoo...

Al Qaeda's Prison Attack Indicates Bleak Prospects for Iraq's Stability

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Once again the world wonders if Iraq is on the brink of devolving into a failed state similar to Somalia.

Officials: Al Qaeda Incapable Of New 9/11-Scale Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's core organization is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casu...

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda Behind Syria Bombings

McClatchy | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in...

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda: Debunking the Terrorism Narrative

Fawaz Gerges | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Fawaz Gerges

Shrouded in myth and inflated by a self-sustaining industry of so-called terrorism "experts" and a well-funded national security industrial complex, the power of Al-Qaeda can only be eradicated when the fantasies around the group are laid to rest.

Iraq's Crooked Politicians: Talking With Sheik Ali Hatem, Leader of the Sunni Awakening Councils

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

AH: Like the terrorists, our politicians are only interested in power. None of them care about the well-being of the Iraqi people. This is just a show to keep the Americans thinking that all is well in Iraq.

Sam Stein

KSM Questioned About al Qaeda-Iraq Ties During Waterboarding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the first questions asked of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed upon his capture and during the time during which he was waterboarded were about possible ...

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.