If you want to keep track of what is going on in the Middle East I suggest this Kurdish web site:
You gotta love the comments section by Kurds who are living through the nightmare of ISIS. They do not appear to be a people who are going to give up.
The common theme is to keep our military aid out of Bagdad and get it straight to the people who don’t drop rifles and run.
Take a look at a map of Kurdistan some time and see how much the politics of this region will change when the Kurds are free.