When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria began to dominate headlines in 2014, it was made out to be the most horrifying, ruthless terrorist group in existence—now any coverage the group receives tells a story of defeat, and the discovery of American weapons and equipment has gone virtually unnoticed.
ISIS was forced to withdraw from its last major stronghold in Syria on Thursday, after Syrian troops declared victory in Albu Kamal. A report from The Guardian noted that “Albu Kamal had long been crucial to the ferrying of jihadists from Syria into Iraq during the American occupation, and vice versa during the war in Syria.”
A statement from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights declared, “Forces loyal to the regime … have advanced in the Albu Kamal border city and established complete control after the withdrawal of the remaining [Isis] fighters to areas under their control in the countryside.”
Imperialism is Being Redefined as a Liberal Ideal
Never mind who are the good guys and how evil Assad is, what the west is doing in the middle east and Africa is a new imperialism, disguised are philanthropy and expansion of trade. So far however, the US led regime change interventions in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine have been less than successful, so why are our leaders looking for new wars.