The Middle East is in turmoil because there are fanatics who think their way is the only way and those who disagree should die. Many seem to think the United States should take responsibility for this mess and clean it up. But as we have seen from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military cannot solve local and cultural political problems.
We are sending billions of dollars to Egypt, sell billions of armament to Saudi Arabia, and ostracize Iran. All three plus Turkey have a greater interest in regional stability. Why not encourage them to take leadership in attempting to solve the regional problems.
Consider also, that U.S. involvement in Middle East just encourages the recruitment of the susceptible for direct attacks on the United States.
Muslim opposition to ISIS is growing because ISIS is the anti-thesis of Islam. See “Top Saudi Cleric: ISIS is Enemy No. 1 of Islam, ‘Destroying Human Civilization’”.
Now if the Muslim states in the area would take more action than words in curbing ISIS.