The United States government has finally gotten around to instituting a program to train ‘good” Muslims in order to end the war in Syria and allow the good guys to win. About $500 million has been allocated to train and equip about 5000 men who supposedly are to enter Syria and wipe out ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Syrian government. And, not an American has to be involved in any aspect of this war. Oops, I should not use the word, “war” since all we are doing is “training” people to kill the bad guys. Senator John McCain has called for instituting a “no-fly” over Syrian skies in order to prevent any group from dropping bombs. As he put it: “I don’t think it’s possible to recruit young men to be trained in Jordan or Saudi Arabia or some place and go back in and tell them you’re not getting protected from being barrel bombed. It’s immoral.”
Senator McCain does have a point. The US could impose a no fly policy without great risk to our pilots. But, the real issue is that Muslims must take over training and arming their own fighters without any Americans being involved. They will not be effective fighters unless they believe in the fight. And, Americans can not teach them how to believe!