Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East?
Let an American explain the situation ….
The Western powers including Australia, New Zealand and Canada, support the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS.
We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like.
We don’t like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but ISIS is also fighting against him.
We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS.
So some of our friends support our enemies, some of our enemies are now our friends and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose; but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our other enemies to win.
If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less, and all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out. All we wanted to do, as a bottom line, was to help establish a peaceful democracy.
It’s quite simple, really – you may read again so it is absolutely clear!