Where Are The Muslim Countries to Fight ISIS?
The reliance on American troops in the Middle East is like an addiction for the Arab countries. They buy billions in American aircraft and tanks for what? Just to showcase them in parades? Provide solace to its Muslim Islamic citizens? They are reluctant warriors even when the war and threat is at their borders, why? Is it because the enemy is from the same religion? Are they so afraid to take down their Muslim brothers who are extreme, fearing instability within their own kingdoms. Allah nor the Prophet Mohammed is going to save you when ISIS spreads its virus to the local population. Pray all you want, the prayers fall on deaf ears.
The Arab countries, except for a few, continue to want America to control the situation. ISIS and its affiliates are spreading, despite President Obama's airstrikes, which have only worked well in one set piece battle-Kobani. ISIS' members are now setting up shop in Libya with the recent beheading. Libya is a total mess and is an easy kill for them unless somebody does something. Other affiliates are Boko Harem in Nigeria that has been attacking into Chad. They have taken over a large section of Nigeria that the army is powerless to retake.
Finally, Egypt, declared war on ISIS and attacked ISIS in Libya. Jordan has pounded ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Let's not forget the collapse of the US backed government in Yemen, now controlled by Iranian supported Houthi. Al-Qaeda is in Yemen also.
America in 1940 and much of 1941 said Hitler's conquest of France and much of Europe, North Africa was not America's war. America's interest in that war then was minimal, not their concern because it does impact us (Hitler did not have the capability to attack the US). It was not until Japan in Dec. 1941, conducted its daring attack on the US fleet in Hawaii that Americans realized that IT was their war! The undeclared against ISIS follows the same pattern even though al-Qaeda had their own Pearl Harbor in 2001. Despite the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, America leaders don't really believe the ISIS threat is that serious or a war America needs to deal with.
But like Hitler overrunning Europe from 1939-41, unless an equal powerful force arrives, ISIS will continue to gain territory. There must be troops on the ground is large numbers. Airpower alone failed in Vietnam and it is failing now. Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the two military forces in the area that are most potent, yet they remain idle. What is the problem? Egypt easily could handle the Libya area with them, ISIS is small there but growing.The Saudis could do more than take the West's money for oil. Why are none of their aircraft conducting bombing runs?
Perhaps the reason is fear. Unless Americans are included, the fear of local reprisals within their own countries are holding them back because of the fragile Islamic communities within the borders. The Arabs are simply gutless for the most part. Thus, by default, America must once again handle it but Obama has really fumbled it so far.
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