It’s Time to Be Proactive Against ISIS

Israel's 'plague on both your houses' strategy prevents the building of alliances with partners such as the Kurds and the non-jihadist Syrian opposition.

Following the blitz by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) and the threat to Baghdad we have seen a tendency in the West, from President Obama down, to minimize the threat and justify further inaction. In addition to the exercise in futility argument since we are presumably dealing with the Muslim version of the Thirty Years War, we get other whistles in the graveyard.