Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As went the PLO and Hamas so goes ISIS.

Edward Luttwak reviews the sorry history of Arab "victories" against Israel. In every conflict whether state to state or terrorist or Islamist Israel has crushed every force arrayed against it to the point that the front line states of Syria, Egypt and Jordan have resolved never to confront Israel directly again.

While Israel is an impressive force it is essentially equivalent to any competent western military. And ISIS is nothing more than Hamas writ large. ISIS can beat other Arabs on its own Sunni turf but can't sustain an offensive into areas inhabited by other Arab sects. It has no chance against US troops or even Arab troops with US support and organization who after all are defending their own families.

Someone needs to calm down and stop making out ISIS to be anything but who they are: "martyrs" concentrated in a treeless desert for easy disposal.

Read the whole thing at the link.

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