Comments on: Whatever help the West offers to fight Islamic State, it should have conditions. http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/10/02/the-islamic-state-threat-requires-a-third-way-between-intervention-and-inaction-conditional-help/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/10/02/the-islamic-state-threat-requires-a-third-way-between-intervention-and-inaction-conditional-help/comment-page-1/#comment-1082 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:35:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=1056#comment-1082 To end the religious wars in islam one must remember how and why they ended in Europe. The destruction became unbearable and forced the clergy to reform or lose support and maybe become the target of more violence. The 30 years war was a mess for people in the area.

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/10/02/the-islamic-state-threat-requires-a-third-way-between-intervention-and-inaction-conditional-help/comment-page-1/#comment-1080 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:41:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=1056#comment-1080 I doubt that peace in Syria is the goal of the US right now. Now that Shiites are no longer in control of northern Iraq, the quasi-geographical link that formerly existed between between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon is no longer intact.

Israel has openly proclaimed that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a far greater threat to the world than ISIS. Obama is less vocal about that point of view but he is not ignorant of that fact. Netanyahu made sure of that last week.

I think Obama is doing everything he possibly can to pressure Iran into softening their negotiating position. By November 24, 2014, if there is still no agreement, the focal point of violence in the Middle East will shift to Iran. It’s no accident that the US has been re-establishing a military presence in the area.

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By: dochi1958 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/10/02/the-islamic-state-threat-requires-a-third-way-between-intervention-and-inaction-conditional-help/comment-page-1/#comment-1079 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:34:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=1056#comment-1079 Assad is not going anywhere and that’s fine with Obama. Obama wants the Syrian people to be slaughtered.

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