Quote of the day—John Robb

ISIS has become the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world:

Zealotry

Further, Saudi Arabia is almost certainly one of their leading customers and they brought it on themselves.

More than half of Saudi Arabia’s men are under 21 and most of those boys have been given a religious education in a strict literalist tradition.  Further, they’ve been kept in time capsule, protected from many of the changes influences the rest of us.

To young men like this, ISIS is pure historical heroin.  It’s a jihad in the medieval tradition.

John Robb
October 14, 2014
ISIS is the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world
[Robb is not some armchair analyst. Read his biography. If his book (Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization) were available from Audible.com I would put it next in my queue.

We live in interesting times.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—John Robb

  1. Would the Saud regime weep were 50% of their under 30 male population killed in battle in Iraq? I don’t think so.

    • The up-to-4-wives thing, combine with the massive oil wealthy and no other economy and fanatical fundamental Islamic theocratic monarchy, means they have a serious surplus of young men with no job skills, no job prospects, no marital prospects, no reproductive relief, and no future. Dying for Allah and getting 72 virgins sounds like a pretty good deal to them.

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