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ISIS and the terrorist threat is growing as we (the world as a whole) debate, dither, and ponder just what the most appropriate response might be. A couple things seem quite clear, 1) any response must have the backing of the Middle East and it's population, 2) a broad Arab, European, and American coalition must be formed with all parties being both the financial burden as well as military involvement. Anything short of this will ultimately be doomed to fail.
There are hopeful signs that such a coalition may be in the realm of possibility. As time is of the essence assembling such a coalition sooner rather than later should be of utmost priority. Of course the United States because of it's role as leader of the free world must take a leading role in any effort to assemble such a coalition.
From Yahoo News:
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.
"If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
"Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing hundreds of people, including in gruesome beheadings and mass executions.
Lack of action would be "unacceptable" in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.
"You see how they (jihadists) carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street," he said, condemning the "cruelty" of such acts.
"It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: 'Fight terrorism with force, reason and (necessary) speed'."
President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether the United States should launch raids against positions held by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria to follow US air strikes on IS activities in Iraq.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' "genocidal agenda".
President Obama has been accused of not taking the threat seriously and of having a disjointed ineffective foreign policy. This may be true in some respects. Somehow one gets the feeling that his measured actions thus far may very well be the forerunner to decisive action with respect to the ISIS threat to Europe, the USA, and indeed the entire world.
Will have to wait and see but I for one remain hopeful.
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