12:02 PM, Aug 12, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Comforting as it is to speak of the world in the language of policy and politics, strategy and tactics, there is this other element. This chord of madness that stirs the enemy as, for instance when, as Reuters reports:
Then there was the photo, widely posted yesterday, of the seven-year old boy holding a severed head. Secretary of State Kerry, the AP reports, described the image as "disturbing" and "grotesque.”
One fears that it will take a lot more than that.
This is an enemy engages in operations designed to chase thousands of civilians to the top of a barren mountain to die of disease, starvation, and thirst. And arm seven year-old boys to make it happen.
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