That America is upset with Turkey for not defending its border.
We’re constantly told a cop is at most danger when pulling over a car to make a traffic stop. But what we’re not told is that being a cop is not even one of the top-ten most dangerous jobs in America. And it’s been getting safer and safer to be a cop over the past few years.
Yes, the job is still dangerous overall, but cops know that going in, and maybe they shouldn’t be so chicken-shit scared when pulling over a car? Yes they should be vigilant and careful, but also more courageous so as to be less trigger-happy, no??
I thought Obama was aware that this strategy is always a very long shot (especially in the Middle East) and it’s why he didn’t want to arm moderates in Syria before? I guess the “success” of Libya has made him forget most of America’s history with regime change? He certainly knows ISIS is driving around in US tanks that we provided to the Iraqi Army assumed to share our strategic interests.
If we want to get rid of ISIS and Bashar al-Assad, it will take US boots on the ground, air, and sea. And even then, if we do topple those regimes, we don’t know how to do nation-building at all as proven by our efforts at just that in Iraq and Afghanistan. We can’t afford nor do we have the desire to occupy Syria & Iraq at the commitment levels it will take to bring the kind of change that we desire to those countries.
I don’t know the answer myself, but I’m pretty a sure that using a proxy army to further US interests doesn’t work.
Why can’t/won’t the US go after ISIS as part of the war on terror? We’re still doing drone strikes on al-Qaeda in Pakistan and elsewhere …