What ISIS Really Wants By Nick Robins: Article Analysis

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The United States has been embroiled in a longstanding war for the past decade. Declaring a war against terrorism, President George W. Bush began a crusade to make the world safe. His goal was to eradicate the threat of terrorism from the world. The United States began their crusade with the hunting of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Osama Bin Laden. After many years we finally killed the mad man behind the attacks of September Eleventh. Today there is a new organization on the world stage; the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or I.S.I.S for short. This “state” has been trying to enact the caliphate that once stood in place in the Middle East during the times of the crusades. A group of people trying to govern themselves is not the issue, but when they begin to try and conquer territory by bloody and ruthless force; the world 's gaze …show more content…
In this article Nick Robins-Early regurgitates much of the information provided by Wood, but focuses more on the religious aspect. He, in my opinion, downplays some of the Islamic State 's brutality in order to put focus upon the religious motivation. He also explains that the Islamic State should have not dragged the United States and the West into the debacle so early. We, similar to the Jordanians, will carpet bomb the living daylights out of any group that harms one of our own. Look at, specifically, September Eleventh. In a matter of hours the United States was galvanized against jihadism and those that killed our brethren. Isoroku Yamamoto said “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”, after the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. Robins-Early makes it clear that attacking the United States or its interests would be a very poor decision. The argument is clear, but the motives of the Islamic State are still

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