A Swedish journalist is reporting on “SVT Forum” that after ISIS took over. People she have interviewed say that “we love ISIS” now law and order is brought back to our region. People tell her that “everything is better now,no thieves can steal our property anymore” ISIS will cut off their hands if the steal.Could it be so that ISIS do provide security and stability? Is it so that many of the loud complaints could be from people that doesn’t have “clean flower in the bag”? If you look aside to the fact that all religion after Enuma Elish is distorted to suite either a greedy group of people or a greedy single mans desires. You can actually understand how some people welcomes ISIS.
If you give this a closer look, and don’t get blinded by the West`s propaganda reporting on the subject. You can actually find a glimpse of hope somewhere in there. The bad news could be the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the good news could also be the emergence of ISIS. Look at the current ordeal from a different angle. Perhaps if we view this within the broader concept of the region’s, and the Muslim world’s, reality, the emergence of ISIS is not such a negative development as we at first could imagine. The new organization, which is more extremist and brutal than al-Qaeda, came to save Muslims before the game ends. It faces everyone with their responsibilities and ends two dangerous states of contemporary thought in our region: indifference and political opportunism.
First I believe that ISIS has grown because many of the world’s governments went into a sort of “deep sleep” after they thought they had won the war against terrorism and just relaxed, at the wrong time. Not long ago I’ve read that Netanyahu in his first comment on ISIS victory in Iraq, said that
“Washington should stay out of the Iraqi conflict – and let the Sunni militants defeat the Shia-dominated government of prime minister al-Maliki and break-up Iraq”
“This will weaken Iranian influence in the Arab region,” said Netanyahu during his address at Tel Aviv University’s INSS think-tank.
Or is ISIS good for U.S. Strategy in the Region?
First let me start by saying that ISIS is comprised of a horrible group of people. Their reign of terror in Syria and Iraq has featured executions, beheadings, attempted genocide and reportedly large scale sexual violence. This sort of behavior is morally reprehensible and cannot be tolerated by anyone who shares humanist values which I do. Western states and the United States government are absolutely correct in vigorously condemning these outrages and crimes against humanity. However, as terrible as this might sound, ISIS actually serves American strategic and national interests. Why? Well the discussion that has been taken place about ISIS in American policy circles and the media has focused on the tactical threats presented by the emerging caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The discussion has included the threat ISIS presents to American allies, such as the Kurdistan Regional Government and Jordan. It has also focused on the threat of possible ISIS terrorism against the United States directly, as well as its role in radicalizing European and American Muslims.
What the conversation has lacked is a wider view of the interests of the United States in the Middle East. Since the end of the Cold War, the US has pursued a vigorous internationalist policy in the region which has involved heavy support for American allies, the active promotion of democracy and generous doses of direct military interventions. Yet the conventional wisdom has indicated, quite correctly, that the American public no longer has the stomach for costly commitments and entanglements abroad.
Because ISIS presents the most powerful and authentic Sunni antidote to the spread of Iranian influence in the Middle East. It has carved out a large section of Syria from Assad, where pro-Western rebels and Al Qaeda affiliated forces have failed, while splitting the Iranian sphere into two. ISIS has even proven useful in containing Al Qaeda influence in Syria, as its rise has seen the near demise of the Al Nusra front, affiliated with America’s sworn enemy. ISIS is performing services for American interests which none of its vaunted state allies, such as Israel or Jordan, are capable of. None of this means that the United States should support ISIS physically, morally or spiritually. To do so would threaten Jordan and the Kurds as well as prove to be a major setback for American moral authority. However, bombing ISIS is counterproductive on two levels. First it does Iran’s dirty work at American expense. The US is essentially utilizing its air-force in order to help crush Sunni opposition and help Iran re-establish its “Shiite crescent.” If ISIS collapses, future historians will wonder why the United States handed the Levant to Iran on a silver platter.
But If ISIS does not collapse which I don’t believe, the US will have created a major enemy where one need not have existed. The Islamic State organization has proven to be very regionally focused and has not been particularly interested in the United States until recently. Therefore their rise at the expense of US obsessed Al Qaeda should be seen as a positive development for the American national interest. However, since the commencement of the campaign, ISIS have released anti-American diatribes and executed American journalist James Foley. On August 22, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a warning that ISIS may launch retaliatory strikes against the United States. Also have in mind that ISIS is way larger than anyone could’ve believed. Latest reports state that they are at least 50.000 soldiers. And they grow after each region or city they take. I believe that the United States should take a page out of the “British book” and intervene only in order to balance when one of the sides is outmatched. Until then, they should leave ISIS to their caliphate.
All that is happening now has its roots in 2003 when Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq. He was a bad guy. A bunch of good guys named Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Feith decided to invade Iraq and get rid of this bad guy. After the invasion they were stunned to discover that Saddam Hussein was not the only bad guy in Iraq. We found out that Iraq is populated with Shiites and Sunnis, many of whom were also bad guys. How could they NOT know this?
In an interview Walid Shoebat appeared on One American News On Monday 9/8/14. Powerful happening with information you will not hear on the other ill-informed or misinformed media networks. Walid explains how to attack and destroy ISIS.