Are countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt really trusted partner in the fight against the murderous gangs of the "Islamic state" (IS)? No, they are not. Saudi Arabia has even a brutal and deeply undemocratic system of government based on the sharia. Qatar massively supported the Muslim Brotherhood in the region - including militant groups such as Hamas. Although Egypt again fought rigorously the Muslim Brotherhood, can be more radical groups like the Salafists, however, always run free so as not to alienate its most important donors in Saudi Arabia.
In particular, had the "Sunni axis" from Gulf States and Turkey for a long time no problem at all with the terrorists of the IS. You can grant IS aware and at least indirectly even supported as long as they saw the terrorists a useful tool in the fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. For Assad is known ally of Shiite Iran, the Sunni Saudi Arabia bitterly vying for regional supremacy for many years.
Sunni states could provide long IS
Even as the fanatics of the IS overran the city of Mosul and their reign of terror stretched over large parts of Iraq, the Sunni States initially remained remarkably passive. For it was obvious that the terrorists had allied themselves with local Sunni groups against the former, Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad, which was the same as the Syrian regime closely tied in with the Iranian regime. This development they would not oppose prematurely. To overthrow the hated Shiite Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, the Sunni states was evidently important at this time, as the IS-terrorists to halt.
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Rainer Sollich, Arab department of Deutsche Welle
Nevertheless, the alliance of the United States with the Sunni states is no alternative. Without their support, the fight against IS not win. Even if the IS can be financed by smuggling and forced taxes well even now, it remains important to dry out the private financial sources of terrorists, particularly in the Gulf region. The United States also need to use and overflight rights in the region in order to attack the terrorists in Iraq and in the future in Syria effectively. Even the military intervention itself is no alternative. Where all the people groups should be exterminated and innocent people beheaded in front of cameras with inhuman malice, can be countered only by force.
What price must be paid?
The participation of the Arab regimes will be but not for free. You will work with all means that neither Iran nor the regime in Syria are strengthened through struggle against IS. In the case of Syria, however, this is also a legitimate concern: This system results in more than three years, an inhuman war against much of his own people and should not emerge as a profiteer from the fight against terrorism. It is therefore right at all uncertainties, the United States has decided in parallel with military operations against IS in Syria, a direct military support for moderate Syrian regime opponents. Whether this plan will rise so, however, is uncertain. Assad might end up going as a win.
Another prize is political: the Arab states arms is acutely aware of how much Washington is instructed in the current conflict situation to them. Criticism of human rights violations if they will ever even uttered loudly, they will continue to reject with the utmost confidence. In times of anti-terror fight will soon be seeing certainly no other "Arab Spring" more - and therefore not necessary renewal of political regimes crusted.