Iraq

ISIL Has White House Ambitions

As in, taking it over

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An installment of a five-part documentary by Vice News on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released online Thursday, offering Westerners a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the terror group that now controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

For three weeks, VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh interviewed and recorded members of ISIL in the Syrian city of Raqqa, even capturing gruesome footage of an ISIL victory over the Syrian army's 17th division. The terrorist group overran a position held by 50 soldiers belonging to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, decapitated them and put their heads on fence posts.

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  1. 8/24/14, bro

  2. “White House Ambitions”??

    What…uh…from what, in that story, do we divine their future political intentions? Was it the heads on fence posts?

    I haven’t really seen that as a precursor to a campaign…less than, say, exploratory committees, trial balloon press statements, and accruing an early campaign fund.

    Maybe they meant ambitions to run for the “Blown to Smithereens House” and the presidency of Iraq? In that case, heads-on-fenceposts is like a platform statement, and the gas involved in dragging charred corpses through the streets is a deductible campaign expense.

    Or maybe reference the headline in the body?

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