Five Years Since ISIS Appeared

On August 7, 2013 newspapers all across the US announced a new terror group, who by sheer coincidence had just achieved one of the key military objectives of Barack Obama and John McCain in Syria.

07 Aug 2013, A10 – The Orlando Sentinel at

I can’t find any references to ISIS before August 7, 2013.

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14 Responses to Five Years Since ISIS Appeared

  1. frederik wisse says:

    The head of ISIS was released from an American jail before he started this awful show of terror . Terror will stay Obamas hallmark .

  2. Robertv says:

    ‘I can’t find any references to ISIS before August 7, 2013.’

    Look for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service

    same for White Helmets
    Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

  3. Andy says:

    Not normally into politics but this post does raise a good question on how threats to society ebb and flow with the current voxpop.

    There seems to be always one threat. Remember the pirates off Somalia, what happened to them? Ukraine, never hear about it now. Al Qaeda ? ISIS got their mainstream media turf. Now ISIS is losing out to the next whim.

    Given that it is no wonder media grabs onto Arctic and Antarctic stories as they fail to see the big picture and the long term trend. Such was the ice free sea off Greenland this year and being pimped up for being a portent of doom. No.

    Having said all that the long term trend is still down in the Arctic and it will be interesting to see how it does in the next 5 years

    The big, and unanswered story is why Antarctica is still low after 3 impressive years up to 2015. Why the flip? And as nobody can answer that, or has not bothered, will it flip again high soon? Maybe.

    Puzzled. Shame this is not being investigated more by the scientists as they are concentrating on the Arctic.

    Tony… something for you to look into?


    • spike55 says:

      “Having said all that the long term trend is still down in the Arctic “

      WRONG.. you are trolling with misinformation, yet again.

      The LONG term is still very much UPWARD.

      There was FAR LESS sea ice for the first 9000 year of the Holocene.

      Yes, there has been a slight recovery from the extremes of the LIA and the peak in the late 1970s, but the AMO has been at the top of its cycle for a while, and the last decade or so the sea ice has remained basically stable.

      But it is still in the top 10% of the current interglacial.

      Stop DENYING climate change, little-andy.

      Here is the graph directly from Stein et al, rotated to make it easier to read, and annotated for those that don’t know when the MWP, LIA and 20th century were.

    • spike55 says:

      And a similar one from near Greenland

    • spike55 says:

      And one from above Iceland

      • JCalvertN(UK) says:

        (Notice for chumps, the timescale for this graph goes from right to left.)
        This shows that the current ice extent is nearly as high as it has ever been. And that (not surprisingly) there has been a small drop since the Little Ice Age.
        According to this, the current ice extent is still way above the MWP levels; and in the RWP it was practically all gone!
        What this seems to show is that the gradual descent into the next glaciation began a few thousand years ago.

    • spike55 says:

      And for those that aren’t up with basic physics, here’s the temperature graph above Iceland, showing how sea surface temperature and sea ice are inversely related.

      (Note for chumps, the horizontal axis is reversed.)

    • gregole says:

      Long-term trend down. What are you talking about?

      What year did the long-term trend begin? When will the long-term trend result in an ice-free Arctic?

      I really want to know.

  4. arn says:

    There is some very strange thing going on with “coincidences” nowadays.
    As it is always the same group,some call them deep state,creators and owners of the military industrial complex or some more fancy conspiratory names,
    that benefits from such a coincidence.

    It is already some very very strange coincidence that the supposed opponents
    of the US-elections(obama&”don’t vote me”mccain(r.i.h.) 2008 ,
    always had the very same opinion about bombing syria,lybia,about tpp,
    about globalism and even about trump.
    Just as the coincidence that the leading lady to destroy Ukraine(Victoria Nuland)was part of the Bush government before she worked for obama,
    and before that she worked for the Clintons.
    (her husband,due to some strange coincidence is a neocon hardliner
    and also deep into politics)

    It is also a very strange coincidence that certain terrorist groups that hate america have exactly(at the same time) the same “enemies” as the US Deep state and MSM.-
    They hate america but they fight americas enemies.
    Sometimes it gets so bizarr that the first thing those democracy and freedom loving terrorists do is-establish a bank.
    That”s exactly what the freedom loving rebels in Lybia had done before they even started to rebel.
    Result- Lybia,maybe the only succesfull socialist country in history of mankind,
    with the highest living standards in africa,(it seems that socialism can work somehow as long as you strictly ignore marxistic rules and avoid them like the pest)
    was destroyed by supersocialist noble peace prize mass murderer Barack Insane Obama.

    • czechlist says:

      Is it just a coincidence that the Taliban has become more active since 0bama gave all of that untraceable cash to Iran?

  5. Jason Calley says:

    Of course readers here at Tony’s site are brighter than normal, so most probably already know the famous quote from H.L. Mencken:
    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ”

    Your tax dollars, again and again and again, are used to fund the creation and activities of essentially every enemy the US encounters. New terrors, tyrannical men and groups, are carefully planned, funded and encouraged to grow into what we will be assured are new incarnations of Hitler.

    Government and free markets are diametrically opposed. Free markets grow by persuading us that we will benefit us if we buy certain products. Governments grow by frightening us that we will be destroyed we fund their (government’s) protection.

    • Jason Calley says:

      Pardon the poor wording above.

      Free markets grow by persuading us that we will benefit if we buy certain products. Governments grow by frightening us that we will be destroyed unless we fund their (government’s) protection.

  6. Purpleslog says:

    The former name of ISIS was “Al-Qada in Iraq”

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