America’s traditional Sunni allies in the region — whether in Egypt, Saudi Arabia or anywhere else — have clearly gotten the message: You’re on your own, pal. Don’t expect the Cavalry any time soon.
Arabs have long been disappointed with America’s absence from the Wild West that is the Middle East. But now they seem to think it’s fight-or-die time.
Their move to form a new army — led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia — is meant to fend off existential threats from both ISIS and other al Qaeda derivatives, and Tehran, which is attempting to export of its own Shia revolution.