Friday, June 24, 2016

What It's Really Like to Fight for the Islamic State

It almost plays out like a tragic black comedy, but people are killing each other.  You don't see anything nasty, but you get to see what we are dealing with: crazed fanatics hell bent on war and fundamentalist religion.  How can people be so stupid?

Published on 27 Apr 2016

VICE News has obtained footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq. The clash took place about 30 miles north of Mosul.

Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating.

VICE News shows the grim reality of an IS foot soldier.


Ralph Musgrave said...

Nice video here from a few years ago featuring Lee Kuan Yew getting irritated by religious fundamentalists.

Peter Pan said...


War is less than glamorous, when you are an ordinary soldier or cannon fodder.