A Short Note On The Crisis With Isis Essay

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Crisis with ISIS
On May 2, 2011, President Obama, the commander-in-chief, gave SEAL Team Six the order to invade Osama Bin Laden’s fortified stronghold and capture or assassinate him (“Death of Osama Bin Laden”). SEAL Team Six’s invasion led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, finally giving peace to millions of Americans ten years after the fatal tragedy that came about as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. With the leader’s death, al-Qaida began to fall into turmoil as they searched for a new commander. Released from Kuwait in 2009, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took advantage of the dismantled al-Qaida jihads and the Syrian civil war. With his newly acquired land, al-Baghdadi named his group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. President Obama addressed ISIS in the state of the address, commenting that ISIS “is a terrorist organization, pure and simple, [that] has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way” (Obama). Few states in the Middle East viewed ISIS as a major terrorist group, but ISIS started gaining ground, especially with its public executions and inhumane actions. With its infamous reputation, ISIS continued its ruthless tactics when they first released a video of an innocent American civilian being beheaded. Due to this incident, President Obama promised in his state of address speech to dismantle and destroy ISIS; however, Americans are unsure about whether to get involved in another foreign conflict when the United States is…

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