ISIL is “not a threat to the United States” because Washington can always ask its allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to defund the terrorist organization, a political commentator says.
“ISIL is not a threat to the United States. [If] they wanted to eliminate ISIL they would just tell Saudi Arabia and Qatar to stop the funding, and the mercenaries that work for ISIL would go home. They don’t work for free,” said Art Olivier, former mayor of Bellflower, California, in an interview with Press TV on Thursday.
ISIL militants, some of whom were trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to fight the Syrian government, control large parts of Syria’s northern territory. The group sent its fighters into neighboring Iraq in June, quickly seizing vast expanse of land straddling the border between the two countries.
Source: Press Tv