Commentary: Saudi Arabia is the US prime Middle Eastern ally in the fight against ISIL. That potentially puts Saudi at risk but never fear "The US State Department has approved sales of Patriot PAC-3 missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, the US primary ally in the Arab world. At the moment Riyadh operates previous versions of the same air defense missile complexes" reports RT Thursday.
Little wonder then the Stop the War Coalition reports "Share prices for arms manufacturers set all-time record highs when Obama announced a massive, sustained air war in Iraq and Syria. Stock prices for Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman set all-time record highs last week as it became increasingly clear that President Obama was committed to a massive, sustained air war in Iraq and Syria".
Thursday the Turkish parliament will decide just how involved they want their country to become in this piecemeal World War Three.
The US wants to use bases in Turkey to launch air strikes on ISIL terrorists close to the border; terrorists that reportedly are trapping people and leaving them vulnerable to the monstrous behaviour of the ISIL band of killers.
For Turkey one huge problem is hate of the Kurds.
Military air strikes by coalition forces support Kurdish fighters on the ground but some pundits say that Turkey would rather have ISIL at its borders than support the Kurds. Then there was the release of 49 Turks held as ISIL hostages - did Turkey do a deal with ISIL?
Presumably US forces are able to use airbases in Saudi, their prime ally in this fight. If so why the need to involve Turkey?
It could be to show a united front against ISIL, be aimed at strengthening the coalition, be part of a hidden agenda or simply logistical.
Military experts in the UK continue to say that 'boots on the ground" will have to deployed, probably as a joint coalition force as Iraqi troops will not be up to the job in time.
With reports of more ISIL atrocities plus various western hostages still being held the situation is dire.
But if we do not get this third war in Iraq right expect more problems.
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