As I was going through the latest issue of Dabiq, I was moved by journalist John Cantlie‘s article “Hard Talk: The Real Story Behind My Videos.” Many will dismiss it as propaganda, but I would bet if you read it, you would, as I did, detect the truths presented.

Colleague Cantile, who has gone from wearing black to orange, telegraphs the message ISIS is willing to negotiate with the U.S. and could have done so. The group is all too well aware of the swap of 5 high level imprisoned terrorists for army deserter Bo Bergdahl. In Dabiq #4 there are other articles which also seem to reach out to the U.S. in a “Let’s Talk” stance.

“…you need to appreciate the
story behind the scenes.”
John Cantlie
~p56 Dabiq#4

Take  a walk through the pages of Dabiq, then read this interesting take on the new ISIS currency (keep an open mind!)

“Beware of the misinformation by main and alternative news sources, my friends. I would suggest you do as I do, go take the time to listen to the unfiltered speeches of people. YouTube provides them. Next time, dip into the first source and not third or forth hand sources.”

~ John Hogue, commenting on remarks the press attributed to Vladimir Putin

It has been imagined and presented many times in different ways via various scenarios storied in books, movies and tv, how modern American society would fare during a loss of government; during a breakdown of law and order.

There are some very intelligent people who can’t wait for Barack Obama to leave office. They fear the U.S. President is in fact a ‘trojan horse’ and that any given morning the nation might wake up to a dictatorship. That kind of thought is just a little over the top. Radical talk-show rhetoric distracting reasonable thinkers from drawing more logical conclusions. There are much graver things to be concerned about.

Take a closer look at ISIS, divorcing that look from anything you’ve recently seen or heard, pro and con.

The group originated as Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, which became Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn—commonly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)—in 2004. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, AQI took part in the Iraqi insurgency. In 2006, it joined other Sunni insurgent groups to form the Mujahideen Shura Council, which consolidated further into the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) shortly afterwards. ISI gained a significant presence in Al Anbar, Nineveh, Kirkuk and other areas, but around 2008, its violent methods, including suicide attacks on civilian targets and the widespread killing of prisoners, led to a backlash from Sunni Iraqis and other insurgent groups.

In April 2013, the group changed its name to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈaɪsəl/), also translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS /ˈaɪsɪs/), also known by the Arabic acronym Daʿish and self-proclaimed as the Islamic State (IS), is a Sunni jihadist rebel group controlling territory in Iraq, Syria, eastern Libya and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.

In June 2014, ISIS announced the creation of a caliphate (Islamic state) that erases all state borders, making it the self-declared authority over the world’s estimated 1.5 billion Muslims

OK, cancel that divorce. But you still don’t know ISIS… (read More)

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