Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia all border Iraq and Syria. They are all Islamic nations. Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Jordan have powerful military muscle. Jordan and Saudi Arabia have nearly unlimited treasure.
ISIS is having its way with Iraq and Syria. When they gain control of those countries, will they turn their attention on Turkey, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia? Why would they stop with Syria and Iraq?
ISIS is a danger to the neighboring countries and the neighboring countries should be providing the “boots on the ground” in the fight with ISIS. Iraqi soldiers have been trained and armed by the USA and they put down their weapons and equipment and gave it to ISIS and then they dug their own graves. Why on earth would we fight their fight on the ground when they gave up without a fight? I call them either stupid or cowards. Either way, I don’t believe Americans should be put in harm’s way when the Iraqi people refuse to fight for themselves.
At the very least the Saudis and Jordanians ought to pay for all the equipment that the US provides to the rebels in Syria and pay us for those weapons and equipment dropped by the Iraqis.
Iran is also a bordering country and should help to stop ISIS. Iran has both a strong military and treasure to overcome ISIS.
I don’t think America should be the lead or even close to the lead on fighting ISIS. These countries are capable of defending themselves and should be made aware that we will not bail them out.
These are my opinions and I welcome yours. Below is a link to a map of the middle east.