Does anyone really care if the ISIS terrorists kill the IRGC terrorists now squarely in Iraq helping the notorious al-Maliki?
Or if the Assad terrorists kill the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists or vice-versa? I, for one, do not give a damn.
We should all be concerned about the loss of civilian life though. If we do not protect civilians, we become like ISIS or the IRGC.
As far as I am concerned, the US should not interfere in Iraq the way it did not interfere in Syria, except to save civilian lives. Iraq is the more important stage in the upcoming long war to cleanse the region of extremism and terrorism.
Some may tilt on one side or the other given our natural bias. You should not. An Alawite terrorist is as bad as a Sunni terrorist is, and an Arab terrorist is as bad as an Iranian one. It is not about religion or ethnicity; it is all about barbarism vs. the rule of law.
So hide your feelings, contain your emotions, and mask your bias.
We all should root for the eradication of religious extremism in pursuit of denying others their rights. As the Iran regime denies Syrians the right for freedom from the terror of Assad, we should deny the Iranian regime the right to be free from the stinking stew of ISIS.
ISIS priorities are the Assad regime, the IRGC, Hezbollah, the al-Maliki Government, the Christian minorities in the region, Israel, and the United States. Exactly in that order. The minorities before Israel and the US because they are easier targets.
Before ISIS gets to the minorities, Israel and the US, ISIS has to go through Assad, the IRGC, Hezbollah, and Nouri’s bank account. We should all start worrying after two-thirds of the IRGC and Hezbollah forces have been decimated. Before that would be as premature as celebrating a birth on a wedding day.
Iraq was lost to the extremists the day US forces failed to remove the Iranian regime after repeated IED attacks against our troops. Anyone who believes Iraq could be saved today is asleep at the helm.
Let the Iraqis solve their own problems the way we left the Syrians solve theirs. Moreover, please no panic when Bahrain and Eastern Saudi Arabia erupt next.
We still have 27 years to go in Islam’s 30-year cleansing war.