The person who is most responsible for the ability for ISIS to rapidly expand is Obama. when he pulled all US troops out of Iraq, who were there to stabilize the victory we had won at great cost...he laid the foundation for it.
And I do not think it was just stupid. I believe he wanted to happen to do accomplish things:
1) To be able to say that Bush had failed in Iraq...when the exact opposite was true.
2) To be able to help spread/solidify/and support his “Arab Spring,” movement.
3) To allow it, combined with the Muslim Brotherhood he hoped would become strong in Egypt, to put Assad down.
It all failed.
Thank God the Egyptian people and military put down the rabid Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The MB were working with Hillary’s state department to help move the arms to militant Jihadists in Syria from Libya. it is what led to the entire Benghazi debacle.
Certainly Saddam Hussein’s militant supporters helped start it...but they were defeated and driven out by the surge...decisively defeated and they had to flee to Syria and live in holes.
Assad is fighting ISIS. They have become a mortal threat to his regime...but the Russians are now in there (again, only because of Osama’s vacuum) fighting ISIS the way we should have.
I agree with your analysis- Greenfield gets a lot right, but not in this case. There are no good guys any more- maybe there never has been - Chaos everywhere is part of the Globalist plan. Wear us out and confuse us into trusting no one...