Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for Epic Times on the response of US Arab allies to ISIS:

 The Islamic State (IS), ironically and probably inadvertently, is exploiting what V. I. Lenin saw as the greatest weaknesses in capitalism, namely its many contradictions. The contradiction most benefitting IS is why the United States regards this threat far more seriously than most of its Arab and Muslim friends. One upshot is the current impasse over and the inability to field a serious Arab and Muslim ground force to destroy IS in Syria and if needed in Libya.

If IS were truly existential, why then is Saudi Arabia using its military capability in Yemen and not in Syria? Ditto for other members of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) despite occasional contributions to the anti-IS air campaign in Syria. Why has Turkey not sealed the 60 some miles of its border that permits unfettered access to Syria and why does Ankara still regard the terrorist organization KPP as a greater threat than IS? What about Egypt? And a greater paradox is Iraq.

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