The whole western world has gone nuts over ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic Caliphate. The pundits and the politicians and the military leaders say we have to stop them taking power or keeping power, have to stop them becoming a permanent presence in the middle East. Why? Because, say the talkers, their way of life is unconscionable and needs to be eradicated from the earth.
Apparently, ISIS wants to be a sovereign state that runs itself along strict fundamentalist, not to say fascist, religious guidelines, that has a tiny elite with all the power, that wants to keep women down by imposing moral and sumptuary laws, that have religious police who are above and beyond the ordinary law, that imposes public executions and beatings, that believes all other religions are evil and need to be exterminated.
I can see exactly why people would be opposed to that — after all, we have an example of what it will be like if it succeeds: Saudi Arabia. Read the last paragraph with wahabbist Saudi Arabia in your mind and tell me if I have gotten anything wrong?
So, we already have a fully-ISIS style government in place, And the odd thing is, the west (UK, France, US, Canada, etc) faun over the leaders of Saudi Arabia, sell them billions of dollars of advanced weaponry, conduct trillions in trade, kneel to their unelected (and unelectable) leaders.
What’s the real difference between ISIS and Saudi Arabia? The latter has agreed to fund its personal profligacy using our money, while ISIS has not. In other words, there is profit to be made in Saudi Arabia, but not in ISIS. It is the hypocrisy of greed.