July 8, 2014

ISIS: It's Not Just About Iraq and Syria

John Ford, The Daily Caller

The Associated Press

In calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS was marking out for itself a future territory whose western border would touch Egypt and whose eastern border would touch Iran. It would stretch from Asia Minor in the north to the edge of the Nejd in the south, and would place the whole heart of the Middle East under the control of a single theocratic terror state. ISIS’ name was something in between a promise and a threat.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan

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