Ancient War Manual Said to Be Secret to Jihadi Group’s Success

18 giugno 2014 § Lascia un commento

I am not sure, but there is no doubt ISIS is surprising in its success (yet it is unlikely to last, ancient manual or not).

Qifa Nabki

arabic-msAs one Iraqi city after another has fallen to the jihadi juggernaut that is ISIS (or ISIL), military and intelligence experts have been baffled by the group’s stunning victories on the battlefield. Whether humbling the US-trained Iraqi army, surviving relentless bombardment by the Syrian Air Force, or fighting toe-to-toe with Hizbullah and IRGC special forces commandos, this motley crew of unkempt radicals and rootless cosmopolitans in medieval garb is a YouTube-sharing, hashtag-tweeting, fatwa-issuing paradox.

That is, until now. High-level sources at the Pentagon have confirmed to TheQnion that they have unlocked the secret to ISIS’s (or ISIL’s) success: a medieval Islamic manual on the art of war, long thought to have been lost.

“It’s of a piece with their old-timey kind of aesthetic,” said one source who commented on condition of anonymity. “They wear the clothes, they’ve got the black banner, they’ve got the project to re-establish the caliphate…

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