The following views are those of John Gelmini and not necessarily shared by this blog.
RESPONSE FROM JOHN GELMINI
ISIS has grown out of the vacuum created by Barack Obama’s foreign policy. In Obama’s haste to remove US troops, the US administration ignored effective risk management. Obama’s foreign policy has been naive and simplistic, in my view. Here in the UK, David Cameron’s foreign policy interventions have been equally ineffective.
ISIS are very much the creation of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who are funding the establishment of a Caliphate at arms length, while we (in the UK) are supplying those regimes with arms in exchange for oil and support for the dollar.
ISIS is like a Frankenstein, out of control, and either we deal with them now effectively, or they will eventually come to cause us more trouble closer to home.
We need to challenge militant Islam properly, wherever we find it, starting with these people, and then their sponsors, the troublesome Emirs and despotic rulers, whom we should have replaced years ago with more malleable people who understand that to remain in power, they have to precisely follow our interests or face the consequences via regime change.
Assad is a despotic ruler, as was Saddam Hussein, but both of them kept the genie in the bottle and acted as bulwarks against Wahhabism and Saudi sponsored terrorism, courtesy of Prince Bandar.
Far from supporting the Syrian rebels, we should have left well alone there.
President Obama was always out of his depth but Hillary Clinton’s prognosis is not entirely right either.
Syrian rebels, or at least many of them, are cut from the same cloth as ISIS, Boko Harem in Nigeria and Al Shabab in Somalia. All of them, plus similar peers in the Caucasus, need to be dealt with effectively. It’s time to take the gloves off, engage the World’s best special forces against terrorism – for example, those of the US, the UK, France or possibly Israel. Additionally, those elements that exist in the UK need to be deported if they are from elsewhere, or have the full force of the 1318 Treason Act applied to them if they were born here.
We have gone soft, by allowing our Judea Christian heritage to be traduced and by allowing Pan Arabists in the UK Foreign Office, and the US equivalent, to allow Wahhabiism to flourish, unwanted mosques to be built and the young radicalized to the point of being brainwashed.
Our armed forces, in the UK, must be rebuilt, using the reintroduction of National Service, assisted by scramjets, drones and fighting robots with terminator capabilities so that we can defend ourselves here, and deal with militant Islam/future threats anywhere on the face of the earth from a control room in Northwood Hills, liked to military satellites in space.