Is ISIS an Existential Threat or Simply a ‘Paper Tiger’?

By Daniel McAdams


If ISIS is such a mortal threat to the United States, why has US military action in Iraq and Syria been proceeding at such a leisurely pace?

Is it possible that ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria are being used — or even supported — by the US and its allies as a “regime change” weapon against Syria’s Assad government?

The US pursued this policy before, when it used Saudi-trained radicals to fight a Soviet-backed government in Afghanistan.

Those radicals became al-Qaeda…



Reposted with Permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

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