Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Left alone the ISIS death cult in Iraq will also collapse

The growing ISIS hegemony in Iraq is being reported as a major international crisis, but is it really?

Let us consider an historical analogy.

During the 1960s and 1970s Western powers militarily intervened in South East Asia.

This intervention failed, support for the puppet regimes in the area was withdrawn and the West lost interest in South East Asia.

In Cambodia the failed state became dominated by a murderous genocidal death cult of astonishing violence.

Eventually the violence in Cambodia so sickened neighbouring states that they intervened to impose order.

Is there any reason to suppose that on-going Western intervention in South East Asia would have avoided the Pol Pot regime?

Is there any reason to suppose that left alone the ISIS death cult in Iraq will also collapse under the stress of internal contradictions?

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