While I was doing some research for yesterday’s post, I found this ridiculously good youtube clip that explains some of the ISIS/Syria/Iraq story (for email subscribers, here is the link).

It’s worth your time, I think. Because if you do try and understand the Syrian conflict on your own, you end up on Wikipedia looking at scenes such as this:

The "Main Belligerents"
That is a whole lot of “Main Belligerents”

And those are only the *main* belligerents…

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