Mr Jabiri claims the tribes could clear out ISIS in the same way it cleared out much of AQI (al Qaeda in Iraq) from Anbar Province when Sahwa was initiated, but it needs the West to back them now, and pull support from the Maliki government, or they will have no choice but to cooperate with ISIS.
"If the West let us down this time, if they let our revolution down, we will be forced to cooperate with ISIS, and the world will be responsible for what the ISIS gangsters do to Iraq’s children," he said.
"You are accurate, and I repeat again, if the world lets us down we are not going to just say to you that we will fight ISIS. The world will just be proving it supports ISIS."
If there really are some State Dept (or USA govt) staff in Iraq on the ground - and meeting and talking with local power holders then - I hope they are really talking to or listening to this kind of statement repeatedly.
Sunni-Shia rivalry put on ‘historic’ moment craze might not be able to be circumvented or tampered atm - for a while now, but -
but still needs to be listened to repeatedly.
Portrayal of US decision making and intel apparatus in media and Twitterverse is so flat and simple - (and seems that’s the case most of the time) but -
but Biden got the idea - before 2008 - and there maybe something more to Obama’s resoluteness for ‘pulling USA away from MENA’
Obama and his team has not made any really clear about reasons and motives of moving away from MENA. Not not publicly. Never fully clearly. Yet.
That makes it real hard.
Or actual diplomacy is something much more simple.