As for the Europeans not getting involved, it's worth taking a look at those taking part, some more serious than others, in the coalition against ISIS.
United Arab Emirates
In support of:
Syrian National Army
Non-combat support only:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Switzerland (non-military aid)
American's are just in it by themselves? Just because Trump said it does not make it true.
How many were boots on the ground in Syria and are they still there? Why are we the lead when Europe has the most to lose? The Turks don't seem to be worried about tripping over any EU forces in the area. Maybe the EU could send a peace keeping force to keep them separate?
If you look at the list, the first 10 on the list are described as being present. Ive no idea if thats still true or not, but ive read nothing to suggest the British Special Forces has been removed, and I doubt the Aussies will have either. We all get the threat ISIS presents to he world community. The French have 100 plus reasons why they should still be present. Coalition air bombardment, of which many European members have taken part, have killed 80000 ISIS members. Will we get any of the credit for that? Hardly.
Here is the mind fuck Donald Trump cannot sell to me. He blames us for letting terrorists in, right? Opened the borders, blames us for letting in terrorists from the middle east, a mantra keep keeps selling to his supporters. Then he blames us for NOT letting terrorists in. How the hell is that supposed to work? Even in custody, you dont allow them on your soil either, thats why you have Gitmo. So why should we? And why does he make it sound as if he personally is being charged for their upkeep, when clearly its the Kurds themselves that are doing all the jailing?
Do I think they should come back? Well speaking for British ISIS members, yes, because in 1946 we had no problem jailing British members of the Waffen SS or other traitors. In the case of William Joyce, we even stretched his neck. I dont see this as different. Id even be ok with lining traitors up against the Tower of London and shooting the murderous bastards, though I accept we have moved beyond that for treachery. The negative with jailing them is that in the 1980's, there were countless hijack attempts to get terrorist's released. We probably dont want to go back down that road again, let along let them somehow become martyrs for spending their lives behind bars.
Ultimately, Syria was a most excellent jail for them, and there they could rot for evermore. It wasn't us that decided to unlock the door on it.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, Today, 02:02 AM.