The important tribes of Iraq, and the new _ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement_ @thomasjoscelyn @BillRoggio
Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Iraq; the Sunni Awakening; Craig Whiteside and ISIS: The ISIS Reader*. Bribes, corruption, persuasion. Tribes wanted noninterference in their affairs. Tribes were fearful of what al Qaeda brought to the table.