American President Barack Obama is betting that over time, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be eliminated. He clearly said so during a televised interview last Sunday. Obama said: “Local residents in Iraq will eventually reject extremists due to their violence and extremism.” Now, unless the ISIS surprises us with a new policy, slyness and wisdom, this is an acceptable and possible theory especially when considering the history of similar salafist jihadist groups who exhausted themselves by their extremism, hastiness and confidence in their own power.
So, there’s no American military operation against the ISIS. Last Wednesday, the Americans were quick to deny a state-run Iraqi television’s news report alleging that American jets shelled ISIS posts. The Americans denied this report just minutes after it was released. This confirms their concern to avoid the confrontation with the organization - until now. It’s an American military and political analysis that’s even considered acceptable and proper by America’s allies who are worried about the expansion of the ISIS - allies like Saudi Arabia. In an article published in The Telegraph, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK, Mohammad bin Nawaf, clearly called for not intervening and said Iraqis must sort out their crisis by themselves. He was also more specific as he clearly voiced his rejection of air strikes against extremists. “An airstrike will not just eliminate extremists – who we do not support – but will effectively sign the death warrant of many Iraqi citizens,” he said.
There are six million people who now live under ISIS, who will pay their wages? Who will provide for their needs?Jamal Kashoggi