Tuesday, November 04, 2014

ISIS May Swallow Pakistan, Turkey

ISIS appears to be winning militants away from ISI's direct control:


Turkey likewise has been playing the same game Pak played with Taliban, with Ankara cultivating ISIS while simultaneously succumbing to its extremism. The result will be an Islamist Turkic resurgence at the gates of Europe. This ugly blowback will thoroughly discredit the Brzezinski crowd for having flirted with jihadism as a tool of geopolitical coercion in the first place.

When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back.

1 comment:

Pagan said...

The Baloch movement on the Iranian side (Sistan) has always been Sunni flavored. If they gain ISIS and Taliban support, they can carve some territory out of Iran. Once that happens, break up of Pakistani Balochistan can be a lot closer than anyone imagined.

The consequences of such a scenario are not going be nice for the Shias or for any other minorities in that region. It can end up as another terror haven. This has been the dilemma of supporting the Baloch struggle all along.