US and ISIS are prisoners of fate
Synchronicity in flag design suggests that warring parties may be prisoners of fate. Consider that the black ISIS and the American POW-MIA flags have similar features: inscriptions and a white disk.
The POW-MIA flag was the creation of the National League of Families to symbolize, during and after the Vietnam War, the return of all American prisoners of war, and the return of any soldiers missing in action or their recoverable remains.
The ISIS flag is associated with a terror army infamous for its mistreatment and execution of prisoners of war. The inscription and white disk are the latest embellishments on a plain black flag that originated with a Muslim caravan raid in the 7th century.
The POW-MIA flag words “You are not forgotten” and the image of an imprisoned soldier suggested that missing American soldiers were still being held captive, contrary to the findings of the U.S. government. The words on the ISIS flag read “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God,” implying that the flag bearers are agents of Allah. Arguably, both flags represent false beliefs.
The black flag of the 1970s becomes the black flag of the present. ISIS repeats the role of the Viet Cong and America may repeat its defeat in Vietnam.
Images War flag of ISIS, public domain; POW-MIA flag, public domain