As Kobane falls and a Kurdish humanitarian crisis seems all but imminent, let's review two crucial chapters in the ISIS cause-and-effect story:
1. Doha, Qatar -- the Silicon Valley of Islamic militancy
2. Dearborn, United States -- home of the house-arrested preacher telling American kids to join ISIS
I'll let you peruse these two longreads and draw your own conclusions.
As much as I'd hate to dwell on ISIS on this blog, it's impossible not to watch a slow-motion trainwreck as it happens live across websites, Twitter, YouTube, and broadcast news.