This video from the USA says about itself:
22 February 2014
“The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher.
In many countries, people react with horror to the violence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against Yazidis, Christians, Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims who disagree with ISIS ultra-orthodoxy, secularists and others.
What should one do if one does not want ISIS?
1. Don’t have alliances with Al Qaeda, from which ISIS originated.
In 2011, Al Qaeda and similar fanatical groups were allies of the United States ‘intelligence’ establishment’s war for ‘regime change’ in Libya. What a pity they later bit the hand that fed them, and murdered the US ambassador to Libya.
2. Don’t start war on Iraq like George W Bush and Tony Blair did in 2003.
In Iraq, before George W Bush invaded in 2003, there had not been any Al Qaeda (in reality; contrary to the fantasy of Bush’s pretext for war of falsely linking Iraq to 9/11 terrorism). Now, after a decade of United States war in Iraq under the ‘war on terror‘ pretext, there is not just Al Qaeda, but also its still more violent spin-off ISIS. The establishment warmongers may try to run from their responsibility for the present bloodshed; but they can’t hide.
3. Don’t start war on Syria, helping Al Qaeda and ISIS, like warmongers in the USA and elsewhere tried in 2013; but failed because of overwhelming public opposition to war.
5. Don’t support Iraqi government violence against peaceful Arab Spring demonstrators, which plays into the hands of ISIS.
6. Don’t do arms deals with, don’t have cozy relationships with, governments like of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. In these countries there is violent oppression of the people, and there are also main sources of fighters and money for ISIS.
7. Don’t ‘help’ Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq by military planes dropping food and water onto the mountains ‘from 15,000ft without parachutes and exploding on impact.’ Let civilian agencies, more competent than this, help the refugees.
8. Don’t ‘help’ Yazidis by re-starting the Iraq war of the United States and other NATO countries. That war killed thousands of United States soldiers and left thousands of US soldiers injured. That war led to over a million Iraqi civilians dead, millions injured, and millions of refugees. “The Christian population in Iraq has plummeted to 400,000, down from about 1.5 million before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.”
9. Stop fiscal privileges for Christian fundamentalists like the American Family Association, who, agreeing with ISIS, consider Yazidis ‘devil worshipers’.
10. Stop fiscal privileges for Christian fundamentalists like Pat Robertson, who preach international escalation of the bloody fighting in Iraq.
Political crisis grips Baghdad as US escalates intervention: here.