ISIS Creates the "Odd Threesome" in President Obama's Strategy

ISIS organization
ISIS organization

Students of Middle East history know the two main actors have always been Israel and Arabs because of hatred that bonds them for eternity. And up until a few years ago, that still was the situation.

Ever since rise of the Islamic State or ISIS in the last few months, which was nothing short of gross negligence on the part of the USA and others, the enemies and become friends. At least until ISIS is eliminated, the Syrians, Iranians, and Americans are the "friends". Of course, the Americans also bring along Britain, France, Turkey and others who wish to take action.

ISIS is now being "pinpricked" by target airstrikes. Syria has begun attacking their stronghold base at Raqqa and on Sept. 4th, killed 18 ISIS members there. The information of where the targets were came US drones. Another Syrian airstrike killed ISIS commanders at Al Bukamal near the Iraqi border. This cooperation helps Syrian and US aircraft from not attacking one another or Syrian air defenses attacking US aircraft flying into Syria.There is no need for another hostility to be created in trying to eliminate ISIS. President Obama has told Assad that if Syria attacks ISIS there, the US will stay out. Fair enough. But, don't forget Obama still wants Assad to leave power and the rebels to win that internal war! It's complicated.

More interesting is the recent major win over ISIS at Amerli, about 50 miles from the Iranian border. This siege by ISIS lasted 100 days until American and Iranian special forces attacking in conjunction, broke through! None of this has been mentioned in American or Iranian media. Nobody wants to paint a too good of picture between the two countries, which still have little trust for one another. Iraqi troops also were involved and it gave them their first taste of victory saving the town of 15,000.

Yet, among the Iraqi troops was one group that has killed hundreds of US soldiers, The Shia militia, known as Asaib al Haq, or the League of the Righteous, has also captured and executed US soldiers and British citizens in the past. Oh my, more bizarre relations with former enemies now friends. This Shia militia is supported by Iran. Iran provided them with the mines that could penetrate armored Humvees. Iran's conflict with the U.S. is ongoing. IRGC members still chant "Death to America" at rallies. The Qods Force is heavily-involved in Venezuela and Iraq.

For now, we're basically on the same side as Assad, the Shiite groups, and the Iranian Quds Special Forces in our fight against the Islamic state. Once the Islamic state has been destroyed, all bets are off- its a temporary friendship!



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