In a methodology reminiscent of the Roman days, the killers of the Islamic State group are utilizing dogs to murder those who have provoked their displeasure.
Not to “attacked” to death — these victims were eaten.
According to AhlulBayt News Agency, a Peshmerga commander Hasan Khala Hasan in northern Iraq reported that ISIS used the method to punish its own leaders when they allegedly failed to complete their main objectives.
He said that they were tied to trees, where the dogs mauled, killed and ate them.
That’s savage, even for the Islamic State group — which seems to come up with a new way of executing its enemies daily that would horrify civilized human beings.
Of course, this methodology is being used to scare the other leaders into line which, if looked at with a callous eye, is a good sign for Westerners. Extreme punishment is almost always indicative of dissension in the ranks.
Dler Ahmed, a Kurdish sociologist, weighed in for the ABNA report, explaining that these men are just pawns for larger strategic aims.
“ISIS uses any members who are thought to be of no use for the organization to frighten other members,” he said.
He added that this affects the organization alone, and does not affect the anti-ISIS coalition.
But a military force, if you can call ISIS that, will only sacrifice pawns in either new methods or sweeping methods to accomplish one or both of two aims — to calm down dissension of the ranks, or to ideologically purify the officer corps within an armed unit (e.g., the Soviet purge in the early 1940s).
With recent coalition bombing sorties devastating their infrastructure, it’s likely that they’re just trying to hold onto their gains, but their actions over the next couple months will be worth monitoring.
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