[ by Charles Cameron — from Abu A and Abu B to Steve and Donnie ]
Karl Sharro is a Middle Eastern architect and satirist based in London, whose two modes of “simply” explaining the Middle East I presented a while back. His third view envisions ISIS as a board game, and asks Who can devise the most convoluted way to wipe out the Islamic State?
Anyway, KarlreMarx has two jihadist ezxtremists he’s been tracking for some while — Abu A and Abu B:
Outside Sharro’s fevered imagination, ISIS does indeed have an air force — of weaponized drones.
Suicide? No, martydom — and individual ISIS members are as expendable as their goals are lofty:
Sometimes, to be honest, those goals make little sense..
— and besides, eclipses are signs of impending apocalypse..
Time rolls on, however — and Sharro has shifted his target. As he put it in a tweet today, “I decided to retire Abu A and Abu B and replace them with another radicalised pair”:
Steve and Donnie — two’s company.
We shall see what we shall see..