|Saudi Armour on Anti-Democracy Patrol in Bahrain|
That was the headline from the BBC report on a mini-summit attended by US State Secretary, John Kerry, and senior officials from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
So what do these Arab powerhouses mean by "backing the US." Are they fueling their strike fighters, mobilizing their tank brigades, parading the troops, gearing up to take the fight to the Islamic State? No, not so much.
What they have agreed to do - and this time they mean it, really - is to "help stop the flow of funds and foreign fighters" to the Islamic State. In other words, they're going to put away their cheque books and start screening the departure lounges at their airports. That's it? Apparently so.
The Arab princes, it seems, want the infidels to do their dirty work for them. Maybe they just can't bring themselves to exchange fire with the same murderous bastards they funded in the first place. Maybe they think we're their Crusader Brigade, their Arab Foreign Legion. Whatever they think, they're right. Christendom is rallying to do their bidding. We're back in their "reliable" fold.
Sorry but this is bullshit. The Islamic Caliphate is as much a threat to these pampered oil swine as it is to Syria or Iraq. This is a cause that needs a Sunni army sweeping ISIS out of Syria and Iraq. The US has armed these countries to the teeth. Time for them to show they know how to use the stuff.