Hate to say I told you so, but the think tank here at Falling downs saw massive US intervention in Syria months ago,
True, ISIS didn't take Baghdad. Nor will they anytime soon. That's one reason American boots are already on the ground in Iraq, and anybody who tells you they aren't is lying.
That's a ten dollar word for "lying."
But it's all too little and too late.
The first domino to fall will be Jordan. The Islamic State has more popular support in Jordan than the King enjoys. ISIS sympathizers (ie Arabs sick of having America and her allies kill their children and steal their stuff) riddle the military and the bureaucracy.
That will bring a serious anti-Israel military force to the borders of the Holy Land for the first time.
Which is why the Nations of Virtue are tripping over themselves to save the only democracy in the Middle East.