posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by maes2
I'm not sure why the idea of a Caliphate is something hard to imagine for people. The same fundamental groups are behind the fall of the governments
around the region, so it's not a matter of uniting as much as simply making open the unity that already would seem to exist,. America and a few other
nations seem to be the only ones totally oblivious to the fact that not only can the people in that region plan and operate without our knowledge, let
alone "permission"...they can do so in a widely coordinated and targeted way.
I think the wide spread actions against our Embassies across the region for a brief and narrow period, starting by what we now know was a well planned
attack well in advance showed the coordination possible. I wonder if that wasn't the point, too. If it was meant to confirm unity of their control or
influence...well, it was a success on that score. However, in terms of a Caliphate, they're rebuilding what they already had, in a very real
sense...and, the old map matches the new one for conflict and "Arab Spring". Odd coincidence otherwise...although that is possible too.
The area has been under single government control more than it hasn't over recent history though...so it's certainly not a new concept to them, even
if it is or will be to us in the West, IMO.
And then another version over the same general area plus a little.
(750-1228 A.D. Period)
Then the Ottomans came along and it grew and grew for a few hundred years....
And then shrank back down until it settled to be modern day Turkey with the other nations forming up around the region.
Heck, I've frankly assumed this is what we were seeing..or at least suspected it..since shortly after the guy lit himself on fire in Tunisia and
started the real unrest to change the region.
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