The ISIS Crisis: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri and the Naqshbandi Army

22 Jun

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Go here to read Mike Whitney describing this whole thing as a “terrorist farce” over at AlterNet (originally from CounterPunch). He gets into what he thinks the real story is a little (Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri and the Naqshbandi Army) and suggests maybe they have concocted this whole thing in order to force Maliki out and allow President Peace Prize sufficient cover to start dropping bombs in Iraq again. Doesn’t mention my work once. Oh well.

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri and the Naqshbandi Army don’t run around playing soccer with people’s heads. They don’t tell Iraqi men they are there to take their women. They aren’t claiming to come to New York or London right after they’re done with Iraq. They don’t have a Twitter feed designed to make the Iraq insurgents look like a bunch of raving animals. They don’t have a…

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