If there’s one thing that’s been remarkably consistent in accounts of the “natives” from both Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, it has been that nowhere in the Islamic world will the locals stand up to thugs. Other thugs might stand up to thugs, but there’s no group of well intentioned people who will say “You know, those thugs from the (insert name of terrorist group here) are a bunch of a-holes. They’re not from around here. The next time they come into town to intimidate us and take our children for their wars, let’s just kill them.”
The vets would relate situations where a village of 100 to 150 people could be completely controlled by one or two clowns from the Taliban. And yet, every household in the village has at least one AK-47.
I think folks who are cheering this are going to get burned....again. A little research of the Benghazi youth goes a long way.
That’s what happened in the Anbar Province uprising in late 2006-2007. The local tribes got fed up with the foreigners and switched alliance to the U.S. and Iraqi gov’t.