Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 11-15-15

Salient to Investors:

Fareed Zakaria said that until there is an alternate, moderate Sunni government in Syria, ISIS will return there.

Michael Chertoff at Chertoff Group said:

The 9/11 generation of al Qaeda is largely gone. The new generation is focused on both large and small-scale attacks.

ISIS is recruiting in the West in a much more sophisticated way than the original al Qaeda; by appealing through social media to people who are disaffected or looking for something to affiliate with.

If we do not give a safe haven to the people caught between Assad/Shia and ISIS, they will wind up as either refugees or extremists.

Fawaz Gerges at London School of Economics said:

France has networks of local supporters of ISIS and al Qaeda groups.

The strategic goal of ISIS remains the near enemy, on the caliphate and on consolidating the Islamic State.

al Qaeda never numbered more than 3,000 fighters. ISIS has between 30,000 and 100,000 fighters including 4,000 Westerners.

ISIS is losing ground in Iraq and Syria and wants to use the attacks in Paris and Egypt to convince its followers it is winning.

David Frum at The Atlantic said:

Only 33% of the migrants who have tried to enter Europe since 2014 have been from Syria. The bigger problem is the complete collapse of any kind of orderly process in Europe.

It is impossible to resettle all the migrants in Europe. The vast majority will stay in Turkey and Lebanon so the focus should be on making their temporary refuges more humane; with electricity, water and things for people to do.

The US has no goals in Syria, and without goals, military methods cannot succeed.

Maajid Nawaz at Quilliam said attacks like those in Paris are the new normal: expects many more attacks, Britain is overdue for one.

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