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  •  Their actual name is the Islamic State (4+ / 0-)

    They renamed themselves more a half dozen times over the years.

    In 1998 Zarqawi broke away from Bin Laden out of ideological differences including not being genocidal enough and formed his own group Monothism and Jihad.

    In 2004 Bin Laden seeing Zarqawi's success in Iraq decides to make up with him and they agree and the group becomes al-Qaeda in Iraq.

    In 2007 a year after Zarqawi is killed the group changes its name to the Islamic State of Iraq.

    In 2012 they create a front group for themselves in Syria called al-Nusra seeded with their fighters from Iraq.

    In mid 2013 they announce al-Nusra is a front group for themselves and declare the merger of themselves into a new group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or some say the full title is the Islamic State of Iraq, Syria and the Levant.

    But, regardless last month they declared themselves a global caliphate state and named their leader caliph, they then changed their name to the Islamic State.

    •  Thanks. I have spent of a lot of time reading (0+ / 0-)

      on this issue.  The media has it right.

      Dallasdoc: "Snowden is the natural successor to Osama bin Laden as the most consequential person in the world, as his actions have the potential to undo those taken in response to Osama."

      by gooderservice on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 05:25:40 PM PDT

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