Should US Ally with Syria against the Islamic State?

Posted on 2014-08-27
Last Modified: 2014-09-08

Should US Ally with Syria against the Islamic State?

29 June: ISIS announced the establishment of a new caliphate. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was appointed its caliph, and the group formally changed its name to the Islamic State
Question by:SunBow
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    Yes, as a last resort. The good and bad against the ugly.
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    - or "better the devil you know ..."?

    An Iraqi militia fighter from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade), waves a flag next to a rocket launcher during heavy clashes in Tuz Khurmatu. August 31, 2014. Photo by AFP victory follows seizure by Islamic State

    Germany to supply arms to Kurds fighting IS in Iraq - 1 September 2014

    Australia at war in Iraq edging closer - September 2, 2014
    The prospect of Australian participation in a war against Islamic State fighters in Iraq is edging closer with both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten in lockstep yesterday branding the militants respectively "a death cult" and "an enemy of humanity".

    Albania sending weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq - August 28, 2014

    Armenia To Send Relief Aid To Iraqi Yezidis - 13.08.2014 - Hovannes Movsisian
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    Republicans Evolving on ISIS: Rand Paul takes tougher stance on terrorism - By Howard Kurtz - September 05, 2014

    “If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.”
    "What they were advocating for then -- striking down Assad's regime -- would have made our current situation even worse, as it would have eliminated the only regional counterweight to the ISIS threat…A more realistic foreign policy would recognize that there are evil people and tyrannical regimes in this world, but also that America cannot police or solve every problem across the globe.”

    Rand Paul Wants to Team Up With Assad and Iran to Stop ISIS - 09.03.14

    A Republican frontrunner for 2016 wants to work with dictators to stop the Islamic State.

    Obama says key allies ready to join U.S. action in Iraq - BY STEVE HOLLAND AND PHIL STEWART - NEWPORT Wales Sat Sep 6, 2014

    "Key NATO allies stand ready to confront this terrorist threat through military, intelligence and law enforcement as well as diplomatic efforts," Obama said after ministers of 10 nations met on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Wales to form what Washington called a "core coalition".

    Ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Denmark and non-NATO Australia attended the talks with the U.S. secretaries of state and defense, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel.

    French President Francois Hollande confirmed Paris was willing to join U.S. air strikes
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    TY, closing this one, moving on (to others, ex:)
    Should US Congress act to declare war?

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