I have a really stupid question, but I hope you all will take it seriously because I’m genuinely confused about the answer.
We all know that in Europe, ISIS is using both newly arrived refugee operatives and long-residing fifth-column residents to embark on a bloody terrorist campaign in Europe. My stupid question is this: What is ISIS’s end goal?
The reason I ask is because it’s reasonably clear to me what ISIS cannot achieve, but unclear to me what it wants to accomplish:
ISIS cannot accomplish the imminent conquest of Europe in the traditional sense of a victorious country taking over the entire government infrastructure. In other words, we’re not looking at a repeat of Germany’s blitzkrieg European takeover in the earliest days of WWII. ISIS doesn’t have enough bodies on the ground to make that happen and the reality is that Europe possesses the weapons, whether because of its militarized police or its little armies.