Islamic State of Losers Plagued By Problems of Running a State
In stark contrast to earlier reports where IS paves some roads and passed out some of the war booty, IS has run out of booty.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and enforcing strict rules.When your only tool is a Koran, everything looks like a neck, but it will be be hard from Islamic State to murder its way out of winter.
Services are collapsing, prices are soaring, and medicines are scarce in towns and cities across the “caliphate” proclaimed in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, residents say, belying the group’s boasts that it is delivering a model form of governance for Muslims. Slick Islamic State videos depicting functioning government offices and the distribution of aid do not match the reality of growing deprivation and disorganized, erratic leadership, the residents say. A trumpeted Islamic State currency has not materialized, nor have the passports the group promised. Schools barely function, doctors are few, and disease is on the rise.
In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s self-styled capital, water and electricity are available for no more than three or four hours a day, garbage piles up uncollected, and the city’s poor scavenge for scraps on streets crowded with sellers hawking anything they can find, residents say.Bombs falling from the sly, the gutters running with blood, death, destruction and starvation! Its Islamic Utopia! Update thanks to pst314 for the awesome edit.
Videos filmed in secret by an activist group show desperate women and children clamoring for handouts of food, while photographs posted on the Internet portray foreign militants eating lavish spreads, a disparity that is starting to stir resentment.
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Not to worry, as we speak obama is figuring out how to throw the terrorist-anarchist wannabe islamic statists there a life-line.
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