Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and other countries in the region that are supporting ISIS terrorists in Syria to destroy that country will also experience these kinds of horrific attacks against their schools, markets, and other public places in the future.
Those who support terrorism suffer terrorism in return.
Syria has had the resolve and the allies to withstand the tsunami of terrorism that was engineered to fall on its shores back in 2011.
Will Saudi Arabia and Jordan have the same resolve and strong backing from its allies? Probably not.
At the first sign of trouble in Saudi Arabia and the other oil kingdoms Washington will head out the nearest door, as it should. This alliance of convenience will shatter, and the world will be better for it in the long run.
Washington will chase its tail in the war on terror like a dog gone mad so as long as it counts Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as its allies. The corrupt rulers of these two countries have less morals and less integrity than the Taliban that they're both backing in Afghanistan. History won't be kind to them.
They took Washington's money and arms when times were good, but Washington will dump them when times get bad.
Saudi and Pakistani leaders have made their beds. It will be funny to watch these arrogant fools complain that Washington abandoned them. They should have had the foresight and vision to figure out long ago that getting in the good graces of a rotting and diseased empire is never a good strategy.
Schools in Pakistan are being attacked for target practice, their children are being massacred, and what's their response? More of the same failed policies.
The biggest regional backers of the Taliban, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, are still sending terrorists to Syria and Afghanistan with the old delusion that they will shape the politics of those countries. But that will never happen. All they're doing is causing destruction, mayhem, chaos, and terrorism.
An excerpt from, "Peshawar school attack: Has Pakistan ISI 'secret support for Taliban' backfired?" By Gianluca Mezzofiore, International Business Times, December 16, 2014:
The horrific attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that left at least 126 people dead, mostly children, has been claimed by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistani Taliban, in revenge for the army offensive in north Waziristan. "We selected the army's school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females. We want them to feel the pain," said Muhammad Umar Khorasani, spokesman for the militant group.
The long-awaited military operation to wipe out the Islamist militant safe-haven from Pakistan's western border plays into a complex political relationship with its troubled neighbourhood Afghanistan.
Mistrust between the two countries stems from Afghan accusations that Pakistan is ultimately responsible for the violence in their country. A special focus is reserved for Pakistan's military and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), accused by the US and Afghanistan of nurturing, training, supporting and equipping Afghan Taliban fighters.
Experts believe that the surge of domestic terrorism has pushed Pakistan's military to change its murky approach to the Taliban, thus explaining the military operation in north Waziristan.
Now, jihadists are taking revenge and turning the guns against their former founder and supporter.