Visualization: How ISIL vastly exaggerated its Influence and Everyone Bought it (The Atlantic)

By Kathy Gilsinan, Caitlin Cadieux, Daniel Lombroso | (The Atlantic Video Report) | – –

“Americans are constantly being told that ISIS is a massive threat—but what does that mean? Are there ways to quantify how big the Islamic State actually is? Atlantic senior editor Kathy Gilsinan breaks down ISIS by the numbers, including the territory it controls, the size of its fighting force, and number of deadly attacks it has carried out. The conclusion: ISIS is not as powerful as it would like people to believe.”

The Atlantic: “The Exaggerated Influence of ISIS, Visualized”

3 Responses

  1. The War Party always needs a boogeyman. This one may not work as well as they would like.

    Well, there’s always the Chinese.

    • In a world now increasingly gollywalloped by roving pirate bands, zealots and psychopaths, the vote should go to North Korea?

    • Both major parties are guilty as the other of inventing existential threats . It’s a condition from which Empires have suffered throughout history.

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