Interview 961 – The Mind Renewed: ISIS and the Strategy of Tension

by | Oct 26, 2014 | Interviews | 1 comment


James Corbett, investigative journalist and host of The Corbett Report, joins us once again, this time for a detailed interview on the subject of ISIS.

How are we to understand ISIS? (IS? ISIL? AQI? JTJ? …?) Is it, as often presented, essentially a spontaneous grouping of violent jihadists with aspirations for a global caliphate? Or is it, in reality, a multi-faceted phenomenon, arising out of – and manipulated by – various religious, geopolitical and corporate interests, each with its own vested interests in promoting ongoing destabilisation of the Middle East?

Drawing upon his years of research into geopolitics, and sharing with us from an open-source investigation into ISIS at The Corbett Report, James analyses this bewildering corner of the Grand Chess Board and identifies likely Players to help us interpret the Moves as the deadly Game continues.


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1 Comment

  1. James and all. I have a fairly simplistic rationale for ISIS. It is, of course, a CIA/Mossad/Saudi-constructed Trojan horse for NATO/Israel to get into Syria…but, specifically, it is to keep Russia and other Syrian allies OUT.

    Now, interestingly, they are saying that ISIS can shoot down passenger planes. We all know that passenger planes can (and normally do) fly above the capability of surface to air rockets…but this is IMO, what ISIS is all about….eventually instituting a “No Fly Zone” over Syria as a prelude to invasion. Right out of the Iraq playbook.

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