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Jordan pilot: Are Islamic State’s new acts of cruelty a cover for internal disarray?

The end game of the militant group is increasingly hard to understand

By Michael Goldfarb  

Supporters and family members of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh express their anger at his reported killing ©AP Photo/Raad Adayleh


The war between the comprehensible and the incomprehensible, between the real and the surreal, between the world and the tiny group that calls itself a state but isn’t, has reached a new nadir.

Islamic State, has released its most barbaric video yet, showing the execution by burning…

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