Iraqi army stands ‘no chance’ if ISIS continues intl recruitment & brainwashing

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Iraqi army stands ‘no chance’ if ISIS continues intl recruitment & brainwashing — RT News

Regional armies have “no chance” of defeating the Islamic State horde if the terror group continues its brainwashing and recruiting campaign that replenishes its numbers with foreign fighters, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Der Speigel.

“If Daesh [ISIS] continues to recruit so many from other countries, then no army in our region can stand up to it,” al-Abadi said in an interview with the German magazine. “They keep on recruiting people, they have huge financial resources and, honestly, a uniformed army alone cannot face it on its own.”

Local extremists that join the ISIS cause are not a major problem as they tend to flee and disappear among the locals instead of engaging in direct fight with Iraqi forces, the Prime Minister stated. But foreign fighters he says are a real threat, against which the Iraqi army stands no chance in regaining control of the country.

“Fifty-seven percent of Daesh fighters are Iraqi. But, honestly, when we enter a city with our forces, we ignore them – they don’t stand up and they will run away. It is the 43 percent who are foreign fighters who have been indoctrinated ideologically who have their backs up against the wall,” al-Abadi explained.

In order to stop ISIS brainwashing young recruits, Al-Abadi suggests that government security agencies need to enact protection measures the same way “they trace child pornography networks around the world.”
 

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Well the criminals that call themselves ISIS must be exterminated from the region and the best way is for the UN to intervene with ground troops. Since the removal of Saddam from office, Iraq has gone downhill as a nation.
 

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The problem is the regional affair between Iran and Saudi Arabia makes it difficult for region to unite against ISIS. Because Iraqi government is allied with Iran. And Syrian regime as well, Saudi Arabia supports Syrian opposition. All countries in region are divided in Syria. So taking serious action against ISIS is unlikely because Arab nations wonder if it will mean empowering Assad and Iraqi government further and normalization with them. A possible way is to do coalition against Assad, afterwards launch ground invasion into Syria from Turkey to fight ISIS in Syria all the way to borders with Iraq. Iraq needs Western troops. There is so many things wrong with the army and Arab armies in general. If a Syrian ground invasion occured it would have to be have majorly western as west has much more expericnece , expertise , far superior intelligence and ability to turn that intelligence into military gains.

I know Westerners don't want to do it, because it's not their mess and afterwards maybe Syrians will and some people in region will oppose operation. So it's either arming FSA to do job on ground but that means Assad will fall or ally with Assad for the moment being. The lack of a clear policy due to many factors such as divisions in Arab world and riding fine line between appeasing Arab allies and contajing ISIS is makes this situation complicated.

What we know is that this will continue to be a war of attrition and Baghdad/Damascus will be red lines for some international nations. So they prefer it to stay a war of attrition for now until there is a change which makes it possible to take other approach.
 
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