ISIS means The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and is intending to become a global Islamic caliphate. A global caliphate is a one-world government in which everyone submits to radical Islam or is killed.
ISIS is also strictly Sunni-sect Islam, so it’s enemies are all the Shiite-sect Muslims along with all Christians, Jews and all others who are not Sunni Muslims.
ISIS springs from Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Wahabbist sect, which is a very strict, radical form of Islam, and is even more radical and strict than the Wahabbists.
President Obama’s father was a Sunni Muslim, and he’s repeatedly demonstrated a strong partiality toward the Sunnis and against Shiite, Christian and Jewish interests, for example by supporting the election of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt, a Sunni, who then tried to force Egypt to knuckle under to the Muslim Brotherhood and become an Islamic state. Egypt is secular, and if you recall, this resulted in massive demonstrations and the ousting of Morsi, an act which was not just condemned by Obama but one in which he did his best to punish Egypt for, thus making them an enemy of the U.S. when they had been our friend and ally.
The airstrikes he authorized against ISIS to prevent them from taking over Erbil, the capital of the KRG in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, were only to protect our diplomats who are stationed there. He couldn’t afford to allow another Benghazi. As it is, we had to evacuate our Tripoli embassy last July because of impending attacks. Nor is he likely to do anything more against his Sunni brethren unless they pose another political threat to the Democrats in the coming elections.
Obama’s refused to send any other help to the Kurds. The Muslims all hate the Kurds regardless of sect because they aren’t Muslims and many of them are Christians, so Obama will not come to their aid. Neither is the Iraq government.
Who is coming to their aid, of all people, are the Iranians, who are now sending in arms. “We asked for weapons and Iran was the first country to provide us with weapons and ammunition,” KRG President Massoud Barzani said. This makes perfect sense, since the Kurds have been fighting back against ISIS instead of retreating like the Iraq military, and the Kurds control large oil reserve areas. Iran, keep in mind, is Shiite. The last thing they want is a Sunni caliphate to take over the world.
We need to take a realistic look at what being our ally means today. A friend of the American people is not necessarily our ally, because our government is the entity that chooses friends and foes, and not us, the people. The Obama/Democrat/Socialist government in power today sees Israel and all Shiite nations as our enemies and all Sunni Muslim nations as our allies.
As Democrat members of Congress begin to finally see clearly that Obama’s agenda is the same as ISIS, they’re backing away from him. No one has yet come forward and said this plainly, but it’s coming, no doubt first from some Republican. But that is the plan and that’s why ISIS has been allowed to expand unhindered by our government until it’s now the massive threat that it is.
Iran and Syria are the only forces presently fighting against ISIS. The majority of Iraqis are Shiite, as is the government, which oppresses the Sunnis. Obama wants to see the Sunnis take over, but I think he, meaning Saudi King Abdullah, actually, would prefer that Iraq elect Iraqi Sunnis to the leadership. Currently, incompetent Shiite sectarian hacks are still in charge even though Al Maliki has finally stepped down.
So ISIS’ progress in Iraq is mostly going to hang on the Kurdish/Iranian resistance along with the political makeup of the Iraq government. If those stupid looking Arabs (ever see a picture of Al Maliki? DUH!) can figure out that letting the Sunnis take over will guarantee their own survival, they might have a chance.
ISIS has taken over oil refineries and oil fields along with massive weapons caches, and is now the best funded and equipped terrorist organization on the planet. The world better start reacting and soon.