TFS Note: ISIS does not threaten Assad as both avoid battling each other whenever they can. It only threatens the Western-backed Arab regimes Iran is intent on destabilizing, and Western interests with its recruitment reach. For Iran and Russia, containment of ISIS is their goal, not its destruction. Assad is an ISIS magnet. Take Assad out, and Sunni extremist recruiting and transformation will abet considerably.Â
Source: Al-Arabiya (Saudi FM says to get rid of ISIS, Assad must go)
Saudi’s foreign minister said on Thursday that embattled Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad clinging in power is working as a â€œmagnetâ€ by allowing foreign militants to recruit more fighters, and he must go to rid Syria of ISIS.