Monday, February 9, 2015

Jordan intensifies airstrikes on ISIS after the execution of a Jordanian pilot.

Western nations have been threatened by ISIS. Clearly the United States and Europe are targets for terrorist attacks inspired by ISIS. Another threat that should be equally obvious is their brutal tactics to other Muslims who don’t support their goal of creating a caliphate state in the Middle East. Right now, ISIS is contained to territories in Syria and Iraq. If ISIS expands its ideology into a broader area of the Middle East, it will be a threat to many of the existing political and governmental structures. 

Late last year, the US led coalition began airstrikes targeting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. While the airstrikes have mostly been led by the United State and a few other Western nations, there has been some involvement by some Arabic nations such as Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. After the capture of a Jordanian pilot, many of the Arab states involved in the airstrikes cut back on their activities. It was only after the execution of the Jordanian pilot that many in the Middle East began to speak up against ISIS. As a result, Jordan has intensified its airstrikes against ISIS to avenge the death of the Jordanian pilot that was executed.

Why should it take a brutal act of violence from ISIS against a Jordanian pilot to draw criticism of ISIS from the Arab nations?

The new airstrikes from Jordan are revenge and not support of the Western cause of eliminating a radical threat.  Should the United States accept whatever support it can no matter what is the reason? 

Should the Arabic governments be standing up against ISIS because of their ideology of violence? What do you think it will take to find a solution to this problem?

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