ISIS has not yet not invaded the international space station yet. But after losing the battle of Mosul we need to remove Iraq from it’s name. So the Islamic State of a little bit of Syria will be probably soon an ISE when all the fighters return home to Europe.
How can a an organization like ISIS start to invade Libya which is not connected to their stronghold areas in Syria or Iraq?
Would such an operation not require air lift of troops or massive sea transport and naval / air firepower?
maybe not if you consequently recruit, pay and equip local fighters in the target country and make sure that they also believe culturally in the same cause.
Can we use the westernization and Americanization of upper middle class groups in most countries to create local fighters fighting for freedom, justice and democracy because they believe in Hollywood, Katy Perry, Jeans and iPhones instead of a caliphate?
So there will be no need for naval fleets, aircraft carriers and air support anymore if the personnel and the equipment can be localized in the name of the West.
Probably China has already the same strategy in Africa…
Imagine a country of 10 million people with a functioning governing and military body in a region of failed states and its “politicians” are hunted, bombed and threaten by an outside power? We would call it terrorism if the attacked state would be not the Islamic state of Iraq & Syria (ISIS)…so now we call the coalition attacks just, but is counterterrorism to a winning army in an uncontrolled region not just terrorism itself ?
And for which cause does they coalition bomb them? That Assad can take the territory back as dictatorship? That an US and Irani backed Iraqi regime fuels another civil war? ….I am not an ISIS supporter but I realize that they somehow managed to start to build a state which isn’t that much worse than everything around and even do as the favor and take all the western born extremists in….let them govern east Syria and west Iraq, built their extreme state and then fence it up by a big wall to keep them in.