no one had heard of ISIS until after the 2012 election.
Baldimo wrote:Now, that would be funny ... if it wasn't a post by an American.no one had heard of ISIS until after the 2012 election.
But if you are fixed on the name 'ISIS', you are correct: that's how they were called between April 2013 until May 2014.
The group originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2004. The group participated in the Iraqi insurgency that followed the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces.
ISIL can trace its roots to Tawhid and Jihad, a Sunni group which rose against the US and Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Tawhid's leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian, declared his allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2004, renamed his group al-Qaeda in Iraq and pushed a vicious campaign of suicide bombings and attacks on Iraqi and US targets.
But his methods were rejected by many Iraqis, who regarded the group and its leader as foreign interferers in what was a national struggle, bent on a sectarian war and killing for killing's sake.
After Zarqawi's death, the group rebranded as the Islamic State in Iraq, or ISI, with a new leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, in an apparent attempt to "nationalise" its image.
I've not forgiven the terrorists.
You refuse to understand what motivates them, and want to repeat what went so spectacularly wrong last time.
ISIS is just another branch of it.
The difference is we made peace in NI.
Putin allegedly said that negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.
Have you even been to school?
If you just want to stir shyt...