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Blowback: A Political Epistemology

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This epistemological study will define the political ideology of “blowback” that occurs through the contextualism of American foreign policy and the rise of ISIS in the Middle East. The origins of ISIS in the Middle East was a historical development that occurred within the historical context of American foreign intervention in Afghanistan and other Islamic nations that involved the funding of Muslim terrorist organizations. In this contextualist conception, the history of American funding of terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda in the 1980s, defines why the concept of “blowback” has become a major political ideology in the rise of other, more advanced terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, that have grown in the 21st century. Blowback is a theory that defines the increased presence of terrorist organizations in the Middle East due to the historical funding of Islamic terrorist organization by the U.S. government. On the other hand, American nationalism tends to define the “war on terror” as a basis for nationalism and foreign interventionist policies, which would contradict the political idea of “blowback” as a cause for the rise of ISIS. These relative terms define the contextualism of the increasing power of ISIS in the Middle East, yet the premise of “blowback” provides a more accurate ”context” for epistemological purposes. In essence, a…show more content…
The epistemological context of the “war on terror” has become a major political issue in terms of the effect of American militarization throughout the Middle East. More so, it defines a historical framework that contextualizes the premise of “blowback” as a feature of the growth of international terrorism through Al-Qaeda and, more currently, the lager institution of ISIS. In this manner, contextualism defines the ways in which political ideology can be defined within an epistemological
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