So this week President Obama is supposed to reveal his strategy for dealing with the well-funded terrorist group ISIS. The gist of it is we will bomb the crap out of them from the sky with the air force and drones, both in Syria and Iraq or where ever we can pinpoint their operations. Additionally any boots-on-the-ground will belong to Syrians or Iraqis.......heh heh that is if we can find any that aren't cowards.
I'm generally in favor of this strategy as a first effort, though I doubt it'll accomplish what we want which is the destruction of ISIS's capability to commit genocide and export terrorism to the west. But we can give it a try before re-invading Iraq with an allied army.
See, this is what happens when the US decides that we don't like middle east dictators and take it upon ourselves to depose them and impose our particular brand of democracy on what's left of the country.
ISIS would never have taken hold in Mubarak's Egypt, Assad's Syria, Hussein's Iraq, or Qaddafi's Libya. Those guys ran their countries like mob bosses in the US run their drug, gambling, extortion, and prostitution operations. Theirs is the only game allowed in town and they'll kill anybody who tries to muscle in on the operation. That's how the middle east has always been run and the US should stop playing Elliot Ness to the world and let them maintain control over their own countries.