Syria is a real problem that isn't getting enough time in the western eye.
It's a dictatorship, it's anti american, anti israeli and pro islamo-fascist.
however, they also are a good landing spot for rendition flights and don't take issue with torturing people for other people on behalf of their
governments who are not allowed totorture due to their you know...laws and constitution and what not.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have loads of people in them that fund these terrorists and sympathize with them all day long. And to discipline them and get
them on board? NOTHING.
afghanistan = dirt hole that hasn't been civilized for 3 generations and is now just an ordinance targeting area.
iraq= a sand hole weakened by 12 years of sanctions and then beaten to a pulp in a falsely declared war.
Iran = sunni muslim country. Fairly proud and highly defensive. If I was them I'd be breaking my back to develop an adequate threat that would keep
the west out of my face with their brutal "foreign policy" in the rest of the area.
Yemen = pile of crap/powerless
Oman= pile of crap/powerless
Dubai = boot lick for anyone with cash
Pakistan = should be the target but isn't because?
India = Just as bad as Pakistan, but at least they spend most of their time trying to do business with us instead of blowing us up. They just blow
themselves up internally. In which case, who cares right?
Indonesia = problems, but nothing that can't be held in check
anyway, beside oil and ideology, it behooves all the west to not let the Caliphate rise again under any circumstance. New Crusades anyone?