"RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced yesterday the formation of a military coalition of 34 countries to fight “terrorism” in the Islamic world, in the latest sign of a more assertive foreign policy by the kingdom. The regional Sunni power said the alliance would share intelligence, combat violent ideology and deploy troops if necessary. “Nothing is off the table. A number of countries are in desperate need of assistance,” Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said. “Terrorism has hit Islamic countries. It is time that the Islamic world takes a stand,” he told reporters in Paris..."
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Looks like the Islamic world is finally standing up. I've always said it should be Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia who need to do something about the rise of extremists. Western countries bombing only leads to future recruits against us friends and families get killed by proximity. Seeing their fellow Muslims fighting against extremism way help Daesh lose some momentum.
Saudis are the ones backing Terrorism.
This is like a drunk saying he's going to stop drinking half-way through a pint.
They haven't even disclosed any plans and haven't taken ANY refugees.
This whole thing is a typical Muslim con.
This sounds like a pretext to invade Syria. If this happens a modern, regional 30 Years War is inevitable. I see Iran responding, Pakistan responding to that, Russia seems to have a death wish so they'll ramp up involvement, and meanwhile ISIS will have all the conditions it needs to thrive.
They don't have nukes, but Pakistan is their butt buddy and does anything for money. If the Saudis wanted something bombed it would get bombed. The only problem is that the thing they would want bombed is allied to Russia.
In any case their "counter-terror" objective is better accomplished by lending legitimacy to non-ISIS/Nusra Sunni in Syria and making sure Iraq does right by the tribes and army.
I think at this point they are as legitimate as any other government out that way. They all rule with military power and religious beliefs. Daesh is no different and like any country we simply can't nuke them because there are alot of innocents who just happen to be stuck in their territory. It bad enough we drop bombs and kill so many innocents. This conflict needs boots on the ground at this point. Daesh needs to be invaded and forcefully removed like any other corrupt government. Maybe the Islamic alliance will do this finally. I'm guessing they are all talk like every other world power but you never know.
get it through your skill, NEET: nuclear weapons have an extremely considerable negative connotation. Yes it would kill a few terrorists, but it won't stop them, and it will only create bigger problems in the immediate aftermath.
Have a shred of fucking foresight.
Looks like this idea is falling apart already. Apparently some of the countries in this "alliance" weren't told they were part of it
>a country that prides itself on religious police resisting female education and abolishing slavery
>a country that currently oppresses anything that isn't Wahhabi islam
>suddenly decides that other people are terrorists
>Terrorism: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
ISIS wants to overthrow the monarchy of Saudi Arabia. It's perfectly legitimate for Saudi Arabia to label them terrorists.
>be a country that bombs others killing 100's of civilians and destroying infrastructure
>this including several schools, killing women and children
>gets to decide others are terrorists
The oil prices have already collapsed. If you look at trends in oil prices, it's been dropping. And the consensus is that middle east oil suppliers are deliberately selling at too low a price, so they undermine profits of oil wells held by terrorist sympathizers.
>I've always said it should be Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia who need to do something about the rise of extremists.
Saudi Arabia is one of the primary reasons we have extremists running all over the place to begin with. They're the ones who have been funding the worldwide spread of ultraconservative Wahhabi bullshit and doing it quite successfully since their vast oil wealth gives them tremendous reach. Just look at the country, religions other than Islam are illegal and people are punished according to shariah. Whippings, amputation, stoning, and beheading are all routinely used to punish anyone who steps out of line. They're every bit as backward and savage as Al Qaeda or ISIS, the only reason they're interested in fighting them is because they want a monopoly on violence.
To sum up, one of the reasons that there has not been a consistent, deep focus on Islamic State is because the Obama administration and its allies have a different order of priorities at which to target resources. Obama came into office declaring that he would pull U.S. troops out of the region and his principle foreign policy initiative in the region has been a nuclear deal with Iran. The Saudis and other Gulf states have been fixated on neighboring Yemen and they are not unhappy to see Sunnis—even if it is Islamic State—slaughtering Shiites and Alawites in Syria and Iraq. North African countries have not felt stable since the second Arab Spring launched in 2011 and the Libyan debacle continues to roil the region.