“No Western politician wants to commit forces to Iraq right now. The world has demonstrated an amazingly high tolerance for terrorism and bloodshed in the country. And the current leadership is showing every sign of not being up to the task of defending itself . But with ISIS exploding into a massively resourced powerhouse the situation in Iraq can not be ignored. At least not safely. They’ve had an unprecedented free run on Iraq but their spectacular success has also vaulted them to the top of the threat list.”
But the very technologies and resources that have fueled the rapid rise of sectarian violence will, ultimately, defeat them as they move onto the bright lights of the international stage. The sad consequence is the thousands of innocent lives that will be lost in the interim.
Thanks to John Little and Blogs of War