Fighting ISIS only in Iraq is like extinguishing only half a fire

Peace and Freedom

August 16, 2014 09:33

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) conduct a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in a neighbourhood in Ramadi (Reuters / Osama Al-dulaimi)

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) conduct a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in a neighbourhood in Ramadi (Reuters / Osama Al-dulaimi)

By Alexander Yakovenko

British politicians and media are expressing concern over the advance of the terrorist Islamic State forces in Iraq and stress the need to counter the threat.

The atrocities by Islamic radicals deserve the strongest condemnation. The events in Iraq are another confirmation that terrorism is an absolute evil, and all responsible members of the international community should engage in coordinated efforts, rejecting any double standards.

In this situation one wonders why this extremist group, earlier known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is perceived by the international community as a threat only in Iraq, but not in Syria, where it also…

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