No disrespect OP, but, what about the long term threat of a caliphate? Quoting: Jeffersons Blackberry
There are better ways to counter that long term threat than by arming ISIS with the Saudis in Syria and then bombing Iraq because of the terrorists we supported for three years.
Without the U.S. I highly double a potential caliphate would be possible.
Reuters just posted this as I type...Iraq militants take Syria border post in drive for caliphate
A three-year-old civil war in Syria has left most of eastern Syria in the hands of Sunni militants, now including the Albukamal-Qaim crossing.
The Albukamal gate is run by al Qaeda's official Syria branch, the Nusra Front, which has clashed with ISIL but has sometimes agreed to localized truces when it suits both sides.
ISIL already controls territory around the Albukamal gate, effectively pinching the Nusra Front between its forces in Syria and those in neighboring Iraq, said Abdulrahman, who tracks the violence.World powers are deadlocked over the crises in Iraq and Syria. Shi'ite Iran has said it will not hesitate to protect Shi'ite shrines if asked by Baghdad but Sunni-run Saudi Arabia has warned Tehran to stay out of Iraq