This is coolbert:
"Rise, cut ties: spies disguised in white,
by the sword, for the Lord of Might
Defeat the cheat, trite fleet of fright,
by rod—by God!—by baud, by byte"
For those familiar with computers baud and byte are familiar terms!.
"The American Climbing the Ranks of ISIS"
I RECOMMEND THIS ATLANTIC ARTICLE WITHOUT QUALIFICATION OR RESERVATION! A MUST READ.
"John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey."
The True Believer!! A devolution story? A nobody who became a somebody?
This man, an American now described as "a prominent figure" within the leadership of the Islamic State. JOHN GEORGELAS A CONVERT TO ISLAM A/K/A Yahya Abu Hassan A/K/A Yahya al-Bahrumi
An American of prominence in the ranks of the Islamic State. Having influence and perhaps even counted among those who rank at the very top of the ISIL power structure.
Key points as extracted:
* "Americans are known to have traveled to Syria as jihadists. Most are knuckleheads. Yahya, it seemed, was unique."
* "When John uttered the Muslim declaration of faith, the ashes of the World Trade Center were barely cool."
* "Yahya and Tania [his wife] lied to anyone who inquired about their activities. When Syrian government spies started asking neighbors about them, they moved on."
* "When a SWAT team came to their house in Grapevine, Texas, early in the morning, Yahya and Tania were already awake for dawn prayers."
* "Yahya is the Islamic State’s leading producer of high-end English-language propaganda. Recently, clues have emerged that he may be much more."
JOHN FROM A FAMILY OF HIGH-ACHIEVERS BUT HIMSELF A LOW-ACHIEVER UNTIL THAT EXACT MOMENT JOHN BECAME A SALAFIST MUSLIM OF THE MOST EXTREME TYPE. NOW HE IS A MAJOR PLAYER IN A DANGEROUS GAME OF GEO-POLITICAL STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE. WHO WOULD EVER HAVE THOUGHT IT COULD BE!
John has a way with the words and the poetry too, doesn't he!