Despite the fortune of Osama Ben Laden and decades of extensive funding from rich fundamentalists, Al-Qaeda never grew into anything else but a bunch of bearded thugs living in caves or divided into tiny terrorist cells.
In the light of this, one can wonder how did Deash-ISIS grew overnight from a small obscure jihadist armed group into a powerful army that managed to invade big chunks of Iraq and Syria and create an Islamic State.
Now they try to tell us that no one knew, that there was no international and regional power behind it, that it appeared out of thin air, like a mirage in the desert.
Seriously, how stupid they think we are?
© Claude El Khal, 2014