Reuters reports that Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency BfVn says that the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL’s unbridled brutality is what attracts young jihadists to the organization;
“The Islamic State is, so to speak, the ‘in’ thing – much more attractive than the Nusra Front, the al Qaeda spin-off in Syria,” the BfV chief told Deutschlandfunk public radio.
“What attracts people is the intense brutality, the radicalism and rigor. That suggests to them that it is a more authentic organization even than al Qaeda,” he said. “Al Qaeda fades besides the Islamic State when it comes to brutality.”
No, see, that’s not tracking with I’ve been told over the last 13 years or so – I was told that it was US policy in Iraq and Afghanistan that attracted jihadists to the Terror War. Now I find out, because US policy has turned 180 degrees in the last few years from killing the jihadists by the dozens to treating them as a political entity, and letting the Islamic State have their way with Iraq and Syria is what is encouraging the rambunctious youngsters to join in the bloodbath.
So the real solution to the terrorism problem is relentless pursuit and miles and miles of several highways of death.
I guess the anti-war crowd who undermined the war against terror will be apologizing for being wrong. I’ll just be holding my breath over here while I wait for it.
Category: Terror War