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Two tweets in short order

[ by Charles Cameron — a little something to consider while ZP proper is down ] ** Sources: Clint Watts, tweet Clint Watts, Did Obama Just Unify America’s Enemies? Guardian, tweet Guardian, Isis reconciles with al-Qaida group as Syria air … Continue reading

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Dabiq, also Palestinian TV show satirizes IS

[ by Charles Cameron – ISIS video, early Dabiq reference, satirical response ] You may recall that almost exactly a year ago, Shiite truck drivers in Anbar province were stopped by ISIS patrols, questioned as to the exact form of … Continue reading

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Filiu on ISIS: “excitement at the approach of the end of time”

[ by Charles Cameron — J-P Filiu, who wrote the book Apocalypse in Islam, returns reluctantly to the same topic ] . ** Jean-Pierre Filiu, blogging on L’Etat islamique ou les chevaliers de l’apocalypse djihadiste — The Islamic State, or Knights … Continue reading

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Karbala & Baghdad, temporal & eternal

[ by Charles Cameron — when worldviews intersect, as they do today ] Source for lower quote: Borzou Daragahi, City on edge as Baghdad residents await Isis attack  

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Eavesdropping on Twitter — about al-Awlaqi and Dickens

[ by Charles Cameron — a remarkable conversation today between Greg Johnsen, Will McCants, and Thos Hegghammer ] One of the key questions in discussions of the droning of Anwar al-Awlaqi, which has recently resurfaced as the result of the posting of the … Continue reading

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Gant and Gertrude

[ by Charles Cameron — this whole Lawrence thing is getting tedious ] What the Bell reporter manages to omit is that it was Gertrude Bell whose translations of Hafez introduced us to one of the greatest of Sufi poets. … Continue reading

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What have ISIS & SISI to do with poetry & snakes?

[ by Charles Cameron — on The utility, as PR Beckman puts it, of the Poetic Imagination — with intelligence analysts in mind, and starring Orit Perlov ]   It’s a cognitive thing. You may or may not be familiar with … Continue reading

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