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user-inactivated  ·  2286 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The War Nerd: Here’s everything you need to know about “too extreme for Al Qaeda” I.S.I.S.

    Money was pouring in from fat armchair jihadis in Saudi, Kuwait, and the Emirates—enough to pay jihadis a first-world salary of $1,500/mo. If you had a good line of patter and a few Quranic passages memorized, you could score some investment money.

That makes Syria/Iraq/Afghanistan sound like the Silicon Valley of terrorism and the US allies in the area are the VC.