Terrorist Ripple Effect
Jordan, Africa Fear Rise of ISIS’ Appeal
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  • lord acton

    This won’t end well. It will likely take “industrial” war, a la General Sherman to curb this enthusiasm.

    “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”
    William Tecumseh Sherman

    “War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”
    William Tecumseh Sherman

  • lord acton

    One more from the General:

    “My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
    William Tecumseh Sherman

  • douginsd

    Time to re-read “The River War” and remember its lessons. Time to deploy today’s Maxims against modern-day dervishes.
    However, I don’t see a Kitchener, or a Sherman handy.

  • lukelea

    A destabilized Jordan would not necessarily be a bad thing in so far as the future of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement is concerned. At least not if Palestinians who are not committed to the Isis-inspired goal of a new Caliphate, which is to say, “moderates,” ended up controlling a large part of Jordan contiguous to the West Bank. For the first time there might be enough room to accommodate the “return” of all Palestinians who wish to live in their own state, which is certainly not the case today. Recall this was the sticking point over which Oslo faltered.

    This is not an original observation by the way. It used to be known as “the Jodanian Option,” about which we have heard little in recent decades.

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