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Thursday, January 19, 2017

somewhere riding in triumph

The existential threat posed by terrorists is fairly negligible. But as is too often the case, perception of threat guides policy to a greater degree than statistics. The question: "But what if they...." leads to poor allocations of resources like bombs, drones, and proxy wars.

That ISIL will eventually become the premier terrorist organization after the collapse of their state is inevitable. Will they be able to sustain their recruitment without having a state? FARC persisted for so long because they had physical territory where they could sustain their myths of victory. ISIL has demonstrated an eagerness to destroy territory through overreach and bad management.

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