The Daily Mail has got its hands on what it calls the ISIS group's "masterplan for world domination." The leaked documents reveal what IS has in mind as the jihadist terror group plot to gain ground in the Syrian war and ultimately establish themselves as a world superpower, according to the Daily Mail.
IS has been battling to keep recruit numbers up as it struggles to retain its position in the middle east. The Islamic State terror organisation appears to understand that it must organize itself as a state would: with recruitment drives, levels of bureaucracy, a constitution, segregated military camps for its adult fighters and notorious child fighters, "refresher" combat courses for veterans who merely need to brush up on their fighting skills, and even departments for health, education and economic management.The extraordinary document reveals what a well-oiled machine IS has become -- or in some cases, aspires to become -- and hints at the extent of the group's ambition.
"Documents have laid bare a staggeringly sophisticated level of administration imposed by ISIS in a bid to turn its self-declared caliphate into a legitimate state."The Guardian describes the bureaucracy and organisation of IS as reaching "Soviet level."
" although sworn to a founding principle of brutal violence, [ISIS] is equally set on more mundane matters such as health, education, commerce, communications and jobs. In short, it is building a state."Iraq veteran Stanley McChrystal told The Guardian,
"If the west sees ISIS as an almost stereotypical band of psychopathic killers, we risk dramatically underestimating them."The leaked document is titled "Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State." It seems to have been published around June/July 2014, around the time when a "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria was established, according to Time.
Analysts say that the document tells them a lot about what it would take for the U.S. and its allies to defeat ISIS. An engagement with Sunni is now believed to be critical, according to experts who analysed the ISIS nation-building plan.The leak comes as a top IS leader is killed as a result of U.S. airstrikes. The major victory in the Middle East is reported by Express.
Abu Nabil was a senior IS leader in Libya. Though he was stationed by the terror group in Libya, Nabil was apparently an Iraqi national who once belonged to al-Qaeda.IS activity in Libya has lately been centered around the Libyan training camps that the group runs there. The camps are used to train fighters before they are deployed to participate in the conflict in Syria.
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook stated the following.
"Nabil's death will degrade ISIS's ability to meet the group's objectives in Libya, including recruiting new ISIS members, establishing bases in Libya, and planning external attacks on the United States."Critics of Barack Obama have seized on the documents, which demonstrate the sheer, terrifying scope of IS's ambitions, in order to slam the president for his soft approach. "ISIS plots world domination and Obama color codes it," one writer scoffed, deriding the president for his political correctness.
"Experts say they can't figure out where ISIS is getting their funding. Are you kidding me? They are big business: drugs, oil and they are backed by various countries behind the scenes and other players in geopolitical manipulations. ISIS will spread through Afghanistan like a malignant cancer. Slaughter and terror will be widespread."The U.S. and its allies upped their involvement in Syria after IS claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks. Syrian leader Assad retains a tenuous grip on the country, controlling only some territory.
Sunni and Kurdish forces, moderate rebels, Jihadists and Western forces continue to clash on the ground and in the air. Russian leader Vladimir Putin, reportedly a supporter of Syrian leader Assad, has been criticised for his actions in the war. Most recently, Putin clashed with Turkey after the Turks shot down a Russian jet near the Turkish/Syrian border.
Will a new IS leader simply spring up and take Nabil's place in Libya? Is the new victory a "victory" at all? Should Barack Obama change his approach in light of the grave information in the leaked IS documents?[Photo by AP Photo]