Sunday, 24 May 2015

Not Dealing With Islamic State

Might be worth remembering that a few years ago the West wanted to arm and train the rebels in Syria, the same rebels who banded together, called themselves Islamic State and then crossed the border into Iraq much to the disgust of America.
Now that they are taking over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, merrily murdering entire towns as they go, the Americans plan that it would leave the Iraqi troops take on IS, supported by American 'military advisers' and air support is unravelling alarmingly as the march of IS continues in Iraq and Syria and a plan B is needed.
The problem with America and Britain's plan B is that it is the same as the original plan in 2003 when they invaded Iraq and that resulted in a million Iraqi deaths.
Some may say that America and Britain should not be involved as if it is not related to the actions of Bush and Blair when they removed Saddam, as if the chain of events from Saddam's removal, via Al-Queada and then IS never happened.     
The only two solutions i can see are either a massive invasion by US, UK or NATO troops but after a decade of doing little more than disrupting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and IS are a much more powerful force than the Taliban, this is causing a few wobbles in the seats of power.
The other solution is the Vietnam style exit where we, cut and run away and leave the Iraqis to their fate.
Seems either way the death toll is going be horrific and whatever way you cut it, it's our bed but it isn't us who is laying in although to hear the rhetoric coming out of Washington and London, it's all the fault of the Iraqi's.

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