Cruel mentality of Islamic state is not new news to us. But here what they did is really against humanity and par above it. They really doing it wrong by forcefully circumcised Assyrian men in Mosul, without anesthesia. The news does not clarified the number of men that were affected but does state that it was an organized mass circumcision. ISIS has ordered the circumcision of all Christian children and adults who remain in Mosul.
The smartest thing ISIS has done thus far is to kill their POWs: they couldn’t feed them and they couldn’t let them go. ”
That’s the smartest thing they have done. Everything from now on is defined by those actions. They demonstrated to the world the sort of god they serve and they made it clear to the Iraq army what the stakes are. They have no industrial base, even if they have oil money coming on, they cannot replace their machinery as it wears out and the tanks they captured from the Iraq and Syrian army require about 3 gallons per mile to run and running them wears them out. They have to keep capturing tanks to keep themselves in parts and the more they capture, the farther they have to stick their neck.
The territory they have captured is hollow and the people that are living there have become useless mouths which must be fed and they, ISIS, has been feeding itself on seed corn and the winter is coming on. There isn’t a French fleet waiting for the critical moment to come bail them out: they have proclaimed themselves a state in the middle of a number of states which have a prior claim to their territory. Calling yourself a state is one thing: defending that claim is, historically, problematic.
Before they began killing their POWs and claiming statehood, nobody knew they existed. Back in the days when Ghengis Khan ran amok across the steppes, there wasn’t much there to stop him. And he, too, killed his POWs, so he could continue to travel light and strike hard across great spaces and he had all the time in the world
ISIS is just about out of space and the only thing ISIS bought by killing their POWs was a little time, Back when they were invisible, everything they did worked for them. They are no longer invisible, Be patience, ISIS is already being squeezed by an iron anaconda just beginning to appear like the Cheshire Cat. In the fullness of time, the bowels of ISIS will be ripped from its gut and wrapped around its own throat before being torn into bloody scraps and fed to pigs.