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ISIS/Daech: Cartografia da Expansão Militante


Basta olhar para estes mapas (que mostram o ISIS/Daech/Estado Islâmico bem à nossa porta) para se perceber a preclara razão que levou os nossos governantes a desactivarem os parcos recursos de “inteligência e segurança” que tinhamos no Cairo e em Rabat… Por isso, dizemos, frequentemente, que o grande problema da nau Portugal não é a tempestade (a crise global e suas manifestações locais) mas os tristes pilotos que temos (esta incompetente e leviana

ISIS: Mapping A Militant Expansion

 



To let the media tell it, ISIS has launched a successful “offensive” of late, taking control of Palmyra, a Syrian city that’s home to ‘treasures of antiquity’, as well as Ramadi, which gives the group control of  “strategic highway linking Iraq and Syria.” ISIS has also claimed responsibility for a mosque bombing that claimed the lives of 21 Saudis on Friday. 

As the US moves closer to putting boots on the ground, The New York Times is out with a series of graphics which document the group’s spread. 

Note that the last graphic — which depicts a giant globe with highlights on “countries with groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS” — makes it look like ISIS has launched a Naziesque blitzkrieg on the way to invading multiple countries. This, of course, is completely absurd. There are a lot of groups who can claim membership in a lot of countries meaning that we could produce a lot of these maps if we wanted to, but it wouldn’t mean that any of said groups were on the verge of a Napoleonic global conquest.

 

But reality never got in the way of a good story. classe reinante). Do dito “comandante supremo” da nau nem vale a pena falar, digamos apenas que se o Gama fosse desta cepa nunca teríamos chegado à India, tinhamos ficado ali pelas Berlengas…

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