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Fascinating - ISIS celebrating its advances in Iraq and Syria under the hashtag #SykesPicotOver. They know their history...
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) June 19, 2014
Sykes-Picot being the post-WW I treaty that gave set today's Middle East borders -- though perhaps not tomorrow's. The Kurds would love their own state, ISIS ("Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) would be for the Sunnis north (?) of Baghdad, and Iraq south of Baghdad could be for the Shias. There's oil in all the areas, so when they get sorted, they can form a cartel and screw the West instead of each other.
And no, I don't think Bush or even Cheney, the Sith Lord, had this in mind; I think they genuinely believed all that nation-building guff.