MD, We've already found with much pain that Iraq and Syria are made up several tribes who do not have close affiliations with the central government. If the Americans go back there again, the same tribal wars and religious wars will compete between each other for domination to obtain government control.
This is an important lesson that the Americans and Europeans must understand. IS knew the religious and tribal environment of the Middle East. And, they are taking advantage of it by wreaking mayhem in the region in the name of Islam. However, the IS ideology is intrinsically not Islam, but a ruthless form of sectarian government which they call the caliphate. At least for now, the most Muslims in the region are recognizing that IS does not represent Islam and is intent on exterminating those who oppose its draconian ideology. In an odd way, this has made Iraq and Syria more self aware of their identities and learn how to compromise to face a greater threat for all of them. IMO, IS has become too big for its britches and has breached the accepted principles and values of the world. It has violated natural law. As such, IS will be crushed wherever they go or exist. How would it be possible for them to fight against powerful bombs dropped on their heads? That's why they're desperate to spread the mayhem outside of their home town and cause destruction and fear in Europe and perhaps USA. But they don't have the army to spread their war all over the world. Their sleeper cells will eventually be found and crushed. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : If American, NATO, or any other troops were involved, it wouldn't be for Iraqis but for western civilization. If Iraqis, Kurds, Syrian and Russians can't get it done, somebody has to. From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2015 10:26 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Iraqi Forces Surround IS in Ramadi This looks like a good progress for Iraqi. But can they keep the advance without succumbing to IS counter attacks. It would be logical to assume that the US airplanes will be supporting the Iraqi forces to retake the city. This will be a good test to see how successful the Iraqis are in fighting for their own country and freedom. The alternative of sending American forces to fight for them is unacceptable. Iraqi forces cut last IS supply line to Ramadi by retaking bridge http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-forces-cut-last-supply-line-ramadi-retaking-122144733.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-forces-cut-last-supply-line-ramadi-retaking-122144733.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Iraqi forces cut last IS supply line to Ramadi by retaki... http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-forces-cut-last-supply-line-ramadi-retaking-122144733.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Iraqi forces have cut Islamic State's last supply line into the western city of Ramadi by seizing a key bridge, Iraqi officials and a military officer said on T... View on news.yahoo.com http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-forces-cut-last-supply-line-ramadi-retaking-122144733.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Preview by Yahoo