What exists now is domestic & international momentum to finally address the larger Syrian conflict, and not just the limited problem of ISIL
— Zeddonymous (@ZeddRebel) August 27, 2014
The Caliphate is an image or idea, expressed in a dogmatic vernacular, of a just international – or transnational – order, predicated on the perceived injustice and experienced disorder of the existent world state of states. The atrocities committed in its name produce as counter-images the unifying moral precepts of the alternative global regime, revealing the latter as counter-idea or the same idea under transposed terms, with every significant initiative – integration of inclusive state-national powers, removal of gross inequities, formation or renewal of alliances, exercise of global security control, and so on – representing a further coalescence or elaboration of that regime. In this sense, the absolute requirement for defeat of the wrong Caliphate is the establishment of a right one, even if in the manner of a “Fight Club” whose existence must not be acknowledged as such.