According to a think tank
that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West
should not destroy ISIS, the fascist Islamist extremist group that is
committing genocide and ethnically cleansing minority groups in Syria and Iraq.
Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in
undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, argues the think tank’s
“The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose,” wrote
Efraim Inbar in “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic
Mistake,” a paper published on Aug. 2.
By cooperating with Russia to fight the genocidal extremist group,
the United States is committing a “strategic folly” that will “enhance
the power of the Moscow-Tehran-Damascus axis,” Inbar argued, implying
that Russia, Iran and Syria are forming a strategic alliance to dominate
the Middle East.