H/t to Zero Hedge, another ISIS propaganda video is out. I didn’t watch it, but the stills are strangely familiar.
The jihadis love modern Western outdoor gear, accessorizing it to their Western combat fatigue uniforms just like an American soldier would. The gloves are interesting- like motorcycle gloves, armored on the knuckles, but without fingertips. Where do you get these? Bass Pro Shops? Cabela’s?
The poses are all very Western too. Foot up on something, elbow on the knee, gun straight up, or slug across with the elbow out. The praying comrades, the laughing comrades with their arms around each other- just like some jordie’s Facebook page.
Even the beards aren’t really out of place. The commando troops of the US like to grow beards, you hardly ever see a picture of Chris Kyle clean shaven.
What really gets me though is how hard they are pushing the multiracial and multicultural angle. I’m sure 90% of these guys are Arabs, just like 90% of US combat troops are white, but they feature blacks and dark browns a lot.
Just how did these warriors of Allah adopt so much of the military culture of the infidels? Well the military propaganda of the West has been broadcast worldwide for 70 years and has been very effective, so why not adopt it. If these guys had been to training camps run by Americans, though, it wouldn’t really surprise me………