How The Media Made ISIS Into Something Bigger Than What It Was

How The Media Made ISIS Into Something Bigger Than What It Was.

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Submitted by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media

Terrorism and counter-terrorism experts and analysts, even the genuine ones (plus the hundreds of others who mushroomed during the last years of the war in Syria), rushed to explain “Islamic State’s” (ISIS) power and ability to expand. This biased its beginning, disregarded its real defeat, and – most importantly – downplayed the major role played by Washington. The US supported the proliferation of this terrorist group in the past and continues to do so in the present.

Myth, Reality, and Opportunism 

Those terror analysts live off the promotion of ISIS’s capability, celebrating its possible “rebirth”, and advertising its “expansion”. They recall the 2009-2011 period in Iraq when the group was reduced to few hundred militants only, and how ISIS managed to occupy large territories in Iraq and Syria few years later. This is exactly…

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