After President Obama announced that he would seek the assistance of Arab nations to “destroy” the terror group ISL, or ISIS, the State Department is now saying that these Arab nations “could participate in non-lethal ways against any air campaign” waged against the group.
While France has offered to help with the airstrikes with reconnaissance sorties, the British have said that they will stay out of the conflict.
“The terrorist threat is global and the response must be global,” French President Francois Hollande said in opening Monday’s conference. “There is no time to lose.” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius acknowledged that a number of the countries at the table Monday had “very probably” financed ISIS’s advances.
Don’t expect Arab nations to participate in the direct targeting of Muslims.
France, who has a large Muslims population, open itself up to possible protests and riots, if they and when they assist in eradicating ISIS or side against any Muslim state or interest.