Ahmet S. Yayla: Understanding ISIS

Ahmet Sait Yayla

Ahmet Sait Yayla

Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State: Why They Joined, What They Saw, Why They Quit

Syrians who join IS are rewarded with salaried jobs which for young men translates into the ability to marry and for young women the money allows them to save their families from literal starvation. Foreign fighters are receiving additional rewards: wives, sexual slaves, and sometimes homes and cars. Daily life was punctuated by brutal practices – including floggings, torture and beheadings. Defections were the result of exposure to extreme brutality, disgust over the slave trade, observations of deep hypocrisy–a total mismatch between the words and deeds of IS. Charges of corruption and complaints about battlefield decisions that produced unnecessary deaths in their own ranks were also causes of disillusionment . Our informants all had come to hate IS and warn others not to join what they gradually came to see as a totally disappointing, ruthless and un-Islamic organization.

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Jan 23

Mongoose: Germans Warn Saudi Arabia Destabilizing Middle East

Mongoose

Mongoose

German spy agency warns of Saudi intervention destabilizing Arab world

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency BND has released a disparaging report on Saudi Arabia. Their assessment says the country is destabilizing the Middle East with proxy wars in Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

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Jan 10

Kevin Booth: Shane Smith on Cold War 2.0

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Jan 8

Owl: GMO Bio-War Against Chipotle?

Who? Who?

Who? Who?

This article’s author, Mike Adams, admits to speculating, as he has no proof the GMO industry is sabotaging Chipotle, but I think it is very plausible speculation. The e. coli outbreaks entail a rare strain of e coli, which make this theory even more compelling.  For those who like connecting the dots, the Chipotle incidents, looked at as Adams has, is reminiscent of the odd deaths of multiple alternative medicine physicians in 2015. Another example: listeners of Gary Null’s daily noon Internet show have had to suffer days of show blackouts for the last month. The blackout of the show usually ends as soon his hour is over. Very odd. Null is a nutritionist/activist who releases a large amounts of excellent information and analysis highly critical of the medical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries, plus the government.

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Dec 23