This Nation story on the spread of fundamentalist Islamism in Bangladesh, The ‘Talibanization’ of Bangladesh (via Red Rock Eater), buries the lede in a big way. At the end, it reports that there are a number of terrorist training camps operating in Bangladesh under the supervision of Pakistan’s ISI, the intelligence service that disseminated US aid to terrorists and lunatics in Afghanistan’s war with the Soviets, supports the ongoing wave of terrorism in Kashmir, and was the key supporter of the Taliban. One wonders what the landscape of Islamist terror would look like without ongoing promotion by a few key organizations around the world — hardcore Wahabbists in Saudi Arabia, the ISI in Pakistan, and certain parts of Iran’s government. They aren’t the only players by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems increasingly obvious that these groups keep the gears turning.