Today’s news was dominated by the beheading of Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State, and the accusation by Rep. Paul Ryan that President Obama’s bad decisions had in effect created ISIS. This is a watered-down version of my assertion from a couple of weeks ago that the Islam State is a CIA/Qatar-created monster that has escaped the laboratory.
Vlad and I were discussing all this on skype a little while ago, and in our conversation I referred to “The Islamic Frankenstate”. I thought it was an amusing neologism, and in my experience, anything amusing that I ever think up has already been thought of by someone else. So I followed my usual habit and googled it, and was surprised to find zero instances.
So here it is. I get dibs on first usage, but now y’all can have it, to use as you see fit…
Update from Vlad Tepes:
According to this FOX report, the military and intel communities are actually starting to blame Obama for this, as they briefed him daily for a year describing ISIS’ capabilities as superb — and then Obama went and called them “JV”.