Assad concentrates his firepower on helpless civilians and ignores ISIS, which was growing far more dangerous and far more lethal with time.
Even when ISIS invaded Iraq, Assad did not attack the terror group in Syria.
Now comes this story on the Iranian side published by BasNews. It stated the following:
Recently a group of Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, responding to a request from the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry, headed toward the Garmian region to fight Islamic State (IS) militants. According to reports, Iranian forces in the region prevented the Kurdish Iranian opposition forces from going to the area.
As Assad is not battling ISIS in Syria, Iran seems to be blocking Kurdish fighters from engaging the terror organization.
The only logical explanation is that Iran wants the US to fight its battles and to be more engaged in Iraq.
Why would Iran want the US now when back in 2004 and until 2007, Khamenei and Assad terrorized US troops by using al-Qaeda as a proxy?
There is only one explanation. The US-Iranian cooperation is stronger than anyone has predicted when Iran permits the US free reign in Iraq and at the same time controls the killing.
It would be to Iran’s advantage to use all resources available to limit the damage of ISIS; not doing so could mean the coordination is precise since the Obama Administration is not objecting to Assad or Iran curtailing or limiting targeting ISIS, which is contrary to Mr. Obama’s philosophy of letting the Iraqis handle their own problems as detailed in this quote from Ben Rhodes in yesterday’s Washington Post:
The basic premise still holds that we’re transitioning from wars in which the United States was on the ground in big numbers fighting to secure Afghanistan and Iraq to Afghans and Iraqis fighting on the ground to secure their own countries,”
Who would blame Saudi Arabia and Israel for their preparedness or fears?
Who would blame Saudi Arabia if it acquired nuclear technology from Pakistan considering the behavior of Barack Obama is fueling their fears?
Who would blame any US ally to distance themselves from the Obama Administration?