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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 11:28 PM

33. Okay, but when you say 'Get the Iraqis to keep them out of Iraq...' that's not the issue.

They are in Iraq and Syria, driving people to the Kurdish areas in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan (as usual). None of those regional goverments want to end up so destabilized they'll be toppled for the ISIS caliphate.

Turkey is in NATO, and that draws us in as they have asked for NATO to help them for a long time regarding the situation in Syria spilling into Turkey. So we are being forced to pick a side to meet our treaty obligations. But none of them can be trusted, IMO.

ISIS is getting support from the ultra wealthy in the Middle East who want the caliphate, even if the governments in their own nations fall. They're looking at this in a long term manner.

When you* are richer than kings and nations, totalitarianism of the type that ISIS represents, looks great to keep on top.

(*You* not used in the personal pronoun sense. I've had to explain that lately to some DUers.)

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