From Christopher Dickey, the author of "Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South" and "Securing the City," this site provides updates and footnotes on history, espionage, terrorism, fanaticism, policing and counterinsurgency linked to Dickey's columns for The Daily Beast and his other writings; also, occasional dialogues, diatribes, and contributions from friends.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
The Latest Cantlie Video for "Islamic State" Professes Too Much
Not sure how long this video will remain live.
But it's more evidence of ISIS weakness, not strength. There have been many, many reports that life in Mosul is more or less normal if you are Sunni, if you wear niqab, and if you still have your head on your shoulders. But as The Daily Beast reported last week, the Kurdish offensive in Sinjar is changing that picture. And, oh, by the way, it has been more than two months since Cantlie "reported" that Kobani was basically under ISIS control. Still not so, as The Daily Beast reported last month and as the excellent BBC coverage "Inside Kobane" established this weekend.
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