A nice demonstration of the value of maps . . . .


Two Maps  with almost an exact match!!!  Could they provide insights into the philosophy and history leading to ISIS and the ISIS objectives?


The top map depicts the goals of the Great Ottomon wars fought by Turks and supporters from the late 1600s to the early 1800s, on and off [ this more “lively source” is from 

http://generalhelghast.deviantart.com/art/Greater-Ottoman-Empire-256901086 .]



The lower map depicts the long terms goals of the Islamic militant group ISIS, trying to produce a [re-]unified Caliphate Islam.  [Source: 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/terrifying-isis-map-showing-year-expansion-plan/story?id=24366850 ].


Source: abcnews.go.com

My initial query consisted of a plan to compare the ISIS plan with that of Adolph Hitler.  But Hitler’s plan did not match the ISIS plan at all.  [For Hitler, see the Life magazine version of this, from 1942, at 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032699/What-Nazis-invaded-America-Maps-published-1942-Life-issue-detailed-plans-Hitler-invasion-U-S.html ]


But then I noted the expected match to many of the medical conditions and behavior I tracked related to the Islamic lifestyle and Islamic belief system.


Reviewing the maps of the war, it was not a similarity I saw between these two maps, but more an exact match, except for the north western part of China the ISIS plans to [re-]capture.