Of the recent mess in Iraq and Syria, one thing is clear, everyone hates ISIS across the region and there are no links to really be made about who’s behind them. The seeds might have been sown by the US, Syria, Saudi Arabia etc., but they are not watering the weeds. ISIS has killed more than 150 captured soldiers in northern Syria. The mass killing was the end to the battle for control of a Syrian Airbase. On the same day that Syrian rebel fighters captured 43 United Nations peacekeepers near the demarcation line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in the south, after heavy fighting with government troops. These Syrian rebel groups, including the Nusra Front affiliated with Al Qaeda, took control of the crossing from Syrian government forces.

Currently the US is at a loss about how to deal with ISIS in Iraq. The only reasonable solution could be an unholy alliance between the US, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, assuming Iraq is able to form a government that seems inclusive to Shiite and Sunni leaders. If the new Iraqi PM manages this feat, this alliance would be fighting for a stable Iraq too. Who benefits from the fall of ISIS? Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for one. But he’s also a mass murderer (very awkward for Obama) and Iran’s only leading Shiite ally. So this may never come to pass. But it might be the only feasible option.

Saudi Arabia and Iran are talking and so are the Saudis and Israel. Israel sat back and watched some of its fiercest enemies fighting each other until The Nusra Front occupied a checkpoint in the Golan Heights last week. Everyone would like to see ISIS crushed, but are sitting back scared of what might happen next. ISIS has no nation-state allies; it thrives on looting, ransom, and sectarian and ideological divides that block its vast enemies from uniting.