Analysis: The Fight With ISIS

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The Fight with ISIS
“All wars have unintended consequences. No matter how cautious generals and political leaders are, war sets in motion waves of change that can alter the currents of history” (Tirman 45). The United States involved itself in an ongoing conflict that has spanned from Crusades to the colonization by the European powers. When the United States pulled out of Iraq in December 2011, a splinter group of Al qaeda headed by Abu Musab al Zarqawi attacked major Shia communities to ignite a sectarian war. Due to the Iraqi military inability to stop the violence, ISIS have spread in northern Iraq and Syria. ISIS has also been inspired by the atrocities of the Syrian regime. The NATO countries have been inconsistent in their support
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This fighting has destabilised that area of the region and has other countries to start picking sides in this expanding conflict. The problem is there are many different groups all trying to get their voice and NATO support to fight for their individual causes. The United States position in regards to ISIS is to eliminate their threat to the area and to promote a free and democratic Iraq and Syria. But, the Russian and Iranian governments have supported the Al Assad government in as much as attacking the rebels and militias that the United States has been supporting. This has caused an increase in near misses between the two …show more content…
Refugees are dying to flee persecution only to face struggle of language and cultural isolation in Europe. History and human life lost by these extremists is unacceptable to us in the United States. Since the start of this research paper, President Obama has ordered more special forces to advise the Iraqi, and Kurdish ground troops. Monday, he also has sent 250 special operation forces to Syria. Also, he has ordered more close in support like Apaches and A10 aircraft to help ground forces. If we as Americans truly believe in religious freedom and human rights, then we should lead the way in destroying ISIS and others like them. “The overwhelming consensus that Foreign Policy found when polled more than 100 foreign policy experts-evenly dispersed along the political spectrum-and found that 91 percent felt that the world was becoming more dangerous for the United States and 84 percent said we are not winning the war on terror” (Cole 61). Even though the American public has a pessimistic view toward the possibility of a ground war, the danger of further terrorist attacks against the United States and its European allies should be taken into account. A strong determined leader with a clear path to victory can call arms against these terrorists. During this presidential election we should elect a person who is committed to destroying ISIS and bring peace to the middle

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