The USA and coalition forces have been bombing Daesh/ISIL (which we prefer to call them so as not to inadvertently profane the name of the Goddess) for over a year now, 17 months to be exact. And Russia has been bombing them for nearly three months now. And yet they still seem to be spreading, even though they are clearly on the losing side in the long run. After the first few weeks of bombing in August/September 2014, the fight basically became a stalemate which lasted until Russia started their airstrikes in Syria, tipping the balance against Daesh once more.
Now the hawks such as Donald Chump are, unsurprisingly, calling for an escalation of this war. Clearly, we are already fighting fire with gasoline, and those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In fact, it was our own meddling and warmongering that caused Daesh to become a problem in the first place! But here is a better idea--let's NOT give Daesh the "holy war" they so desperately want. In fact, Tom Englehardt (Tom Dispatch) and Peter van Buren have the best idea of all--quick withdrawal, after getting them where it really hurts by taking out their OIL. Such targets--wellheads and oil trucks--are not at all hard to find, and are fairly easy to take out from the air. And put diplomatic and economic pressure on Turkey and other so-called "allies" to stem the flow of Daesh oil as well. Because oil is their primary source of funding, and removing that will cause them to quickly collapse of their own weight, and when they are seen as a failure then few would want to join them. And once we take it out, then GTFO and let Daesh fall on their own sword.
The TSAP agrees with that idea, and we would also like to add to that. Before withdrawing, we should give every *woman* over there an AK-47
and tell them to take over their country and mow down anyone who stands
in their way. Let Allah sort it out. Problem solved. But of course,
the mostly-male powers that be would not be too keen on that idea.
After all, they wouldn't want women in THIS country getting any ideas,
now would they? (Of course, the TSAP believes that women should take over the world in order to save it, so that wouldn't really be a bad idea)
Honestly, it is certainly a better idea than arming questionable male "rebels" who end up turning traitor. VIVE LA FEMME!