According to Obama and his administration, they don’t have a strategy to combat the forward momentum of the Islamic State. As alarming as that is, it is equally alarming that the Islamic State has one and they seem to be right on schedule.
Back in 2005, SPIEGEL online posted on a 7-step plan toward an Islamic caliphate from a book written by Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein:
- The First Phase Known as “the awakening” — this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003.
- The Second Phase “Opening Eyes” is, according to Hussein’s definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. (Reminder: these points to the plan were originally published in 2005.) Iraq should become the center for all global operations, with an “army” set up there and bases established in other Arabic states.