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originally posted by: Siddharta
Is this really more crazy than the other parties at the party?
ISIS is said to be supported by Saudi Arabia. Iraq is supported by the USA. Iraq is fighting against IS. USA is friends with Saudi Arabia.
Germany has weapons at the Turkish border to help their allies if the war comes to Turkey. Germany also supports the Kurdish Peshmerga, who are the most succesful group fighting IS. Turkey say, they joined the fight against IS but mainly attack Kurdish PKK.
We could go on on this list. Now Russia is more visible in Syria supporting Assad. They always did, but now Assad's troups are vanishing away. Assad is fighting the IS and everybody else. Many refugees flee from Assad and not IS.
Seems to be a big melange over there, everybody is fighting everyone. Just yesterday I watched a documentation, where Peshmerga and Arabs said, Turkey is supporting their enemy IS. The USA support a little group of fighters, intended to fight against Assad, but the USA only could find a few fighters who trust them ( They were just 60 by then). When one of them was killed, the USA sent jetfighters, bombing "the enemy", saying they would bomb anyone, who attacks their (60!) allies.
We are living in a nutshell and it seems all in it are nuts.
The situation in Yemen is very similar, only that the media don't report about it.
And still some ATSer's don't understand that people flee to Europe from this madness...
To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.
Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.
The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast.
originally posted by: earthling42
There is no group, they are all one and the same, sharing the same ideology, islamic extremist for whom IS the Islamic State is sacred.
I would suspect this sudden change has something to do with Russian presence to create confusion maybe, but Russia is not dumb.