The United States should work with the Syrian military to defeat the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Whether the Obama Administration will ever admit that or not is entirely unclear? Its foolish if it doesn’t!
The main reason for that is because the US is by no means addressing the core issue here by its “pin prick” airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. The real power base of ISIS lies within the boundaries of Syria itself.
A place the US doesn’t dare attack because the Syrian military maintains an extensive air defense capability – in order to protect itself from surprise US airstrikes and bombing raids against civilian and military targets in their country. An attack by the US against Syria (which is not the enemy) would also plunge the entire region into a global war!
You also have to cut off funding and support for ISIS from the outside. ISIS is being funded directly and indirectly by sources inside Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States, including Qatar (which supports Hamas and the Islamic Brotherhood). Qatar is also a key ally of the United States
See article: German Minister Accuses Qatar of Funding ‘Islamic State’ – subtitled: Gulf state already under pressure over terror funding accused of supporting ISIS.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184242#.U_ild2LxrPA
See also: Saudi Funding of ISIS http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/saudi-funding-of-isis
See article: American allies funding ISIS http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/14/america-s-allies-are-funding-isis.html
Another problem that is being ignored by everyone (including the corporate owned,entertainment based media in the US) is the fact that ISIS is largely an American creation!
For years the US has sought to undermine peace in the Middle East by training terrorists, including ISIS to fight in Syria. Operating apparently under the delusion that they would be content to terrorize and commit war crime inside Syria alone. No one ever imaged that ISIS would spread like a cancer into Iraq, and even threaten Kurdistan and Iran as regional and growing security threats.
The sad fact is the United States created this ISIS monster!
See video: US was responsible for training ISIS in Jordan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuo7-U7mOo
See video: Rand Paul: Obama’s plans means siding with Islamic terrorists http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xjc-ToK7AQ
See Article: US helping to train and arm Islamic mercenaries to fight in Syria http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/global-intelligence-files/161/us-helping-to-train-and-arm-islamic-mercenaries-to-fight-in-syria/10595/
See video: US funding terrorists in Syria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3wunzGveRM
See video: US funding terrorists organizations in Syria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbIRGbeipbw
See report: Has the Obama administration ever armed ISIS with lethal weapons? Inquiring minds would like to know! https://groundreport.com/has-the-obama-administration-ever-armed-isis-with-lethal-weapons-inquiring-minds-would-like-to-know/
Now the US finds itself in the difficult position of having to fight against ISIS.
Meanwhile the Syrian military is perhaps the only military force in the world right now with the capabilities and willingness to clean up America’s mess and fight ISIS inside Syria.
One Syrian Army commander I talked to recently via a social media site, when asked “why he thinks his men are so good at fighting terrorists?, said unequivocally – that his soldiers “Fight on Death Ground.” He was referring to Sun Tzu Art of War:
“Ground in which the army survives only if it fights with the courage of desperation is called ‘death.’”
“In difficult ground, press him; in encircled ground, devise stratagems; in death ground, fight.”
“Throw the troops into a position from which there is no escape and even when faced with death they will not flee. For if prepared to die, what can they not achieve? … In a desperate situation they fear nothing; when there’s no way out they stand firm.”
The commander went on to explain that his soldiers always fight to the death because they know if they are wounded or captured they will be tortured, beheaded, killed or crucified (if they are Christians).” As such they are “tenacious fighters!”
See Sun Tzu: The Nine Situations strategy http://suntzusaid.com/book/11
See report Syrian Army almost succeeds where the US can’t namely killing ISIL terrorist leader Abu Bakr Al-Baqdadi https://groundreport.com/syrian-army-almost-succeeds-where-the-us-cant-namely-killing-isil-terrorist-leader-abu-bakr-al-baqdadi/