Grasswire (twitter news service) reporting that a new Iraqi military battalion named “Sons of Mosul” has been formed to fight ISIS.
Takeaway for Western Leaders: Muslims love killing each other but band-together to fight infidels; normal pre-modern tribal behavior.
(Are there ANY anthropologists in government? If not, WHY NOT?)
Note to future leaders re: GWOT: Pick a side and arm it to the hilt. One side will be destroyed & the other side weakened. Let THEM accomplish OUR goals with THEIR blood: A weakened muslim world resembling the “Weak Man of Europe” Ottoman Empire as it fell. Then it can be ignored again as the civilizational backwater it will ALWAYS be until THEY THEMSELVES decide to modernize, and we can quit worrying about being attacked.
Why spend MODERN Lives when the PRE-MODERNS don’t mind spending THEIRS?