President Obama stated in his Anti-Terror Strategy address, "We continue to face a terrorist threat. We cannot erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today” (Obama).The Middle East today is composed of very complicated religious tensions, unstable states, and rising terrorist organizations. The collapse of central governments and the rise of powerful non-state actors breed problems that foreign powers and the world’s only superpower, simply should begin to address. Many argue that the involvement in the Middle East is not our problem and that it will only cause our national debt to increase. As human beings we must began to realize the crimes against humanity occurring in the region and ask ourselves one question, can we truly turn a blind eye to the hundreds of innocent people dying and at what cost? The United States of America must get involved in the Middle East to ensure justice is achieved and maintained. Our interference will decrease the chances of terrorist attacking U.S. soil, and our military involvement will save the lives of many innocent citizens caught up in the turmoil. The United States must protect its interests and allies in the region. America stands for freedom, justice, and dignity; we must take a stand to defend ourselves and those in need, if we truly want to uphold the
Terrorism is the most concerned conflict the United States has on its agenda today. On September 11th of 2001, two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, killing over 2,000 people and causing the buildings to collapse. This horrendous event caused the U.S. to start research, prepare, and prevent the terrorist attacks. It was discovered that the planes were hijacked by a group of militants from al-Qaeda (terrorists associated with the Islamic Extremist Group). Although the United States has recovered, the Middle East is continued to be left corrupt and unstable. The U.S. stresses that the Middle East will strike again, especially because the rise of power that terrorists have gained over the past years. Since most countries in the Middle East are unfortunately experiencing such low conditions, terrorism has created a large impact on it.
The US is taking revenge on the terrorists that attacked the US World Trade Center, Pentagon, the field in Pennsylvania. Countries are attacking their own people. Leaders of the US feel it is necessary to get rid of the violence-seeking people that attack the innocent people. The people of the Middle East are immigrating to different, but has a safe population. Although the civilian population of the US feel the government needs to take troops back home. Civilians believe the violence that is happening in the Middle East. The government of the US takes action on the countries associated with the terrorists of the Middle East. Reacting to the violence is one idea military leaders say could resolve the conflict. This is the only way to get to war without killing innocent civilians. Using force to overthrow the cruelty of the terrorists is a priority for the safety of the US citizens. This will involve the military leaders to keep the citizens of the US
Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, World War II was over, and the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was just beginning. This paved the way for the United States to make a strategic move that has shaped the course of American policy to this day. In order to attempt to keep communism from spreading to the volatile region that is the Middle East, the United States created an unwritten alliance with the only country in the Middle East that was willing to do so: Israel. Fast forward to present day and the Cold War is no longer relevant to the purpose of “special relationship” between the US and Israel, but many new benefits have arisen that make the alliance worth maintaining. Critics of the alliance cite the idea that Israel receives more in aid than the United States get in return in benefits and that having Israel as an ally is more of a burden than it is worth. The three main categories in which the United States receives benefits from its alliance with Israel are political, economic, and military. Although critics of the United States’ alliance with Israel believe it is much too burdensome, the political, economic, and military benefits outweigh the negatives and make maintaining the alliance valuable in the future.
William Lind says that the answer is to “isolate ourselves from the spreading stateless disorder and Fourth Generation war not only in the Middle East but wherever it appears. The real danger to us is not Fourth Generation war there, but its spread here. We need to act forcefully to prevent its importation by immigrants and refugees. We should be equally forceful in combating homegrown disorder, which is best done by again enabling the state to guarantee the safety of persons and property. While we carry on a war with ISIS, the American state cannot maintain order a thousand yards from the U.S. Capitol after nightfall. Once no one in this country needs to employ private security, then perhaps we can think of charging windmills in Castile.” (Lind) Lind also says that we can learn from history that the odds are against us. The state is not what it used to be. The state is supposed to protect its people and its land, and they have not been doing that. (Lind) The states are diminishing even quicker in the Middle East because most of the states were not real from the
The divine command theory states that an action is only moral if commanded by God. A utilitarian believes an action is moral if it benefits everyone associated with the action, whether it is being done for or to them. The Egoism theory says that something is done so that it may benefit the person’s self-interest. Robin would be immoral in the divine command theory, and theory of utilitarianism and does not fall under egoism.
Involvement of the United States in the Middle East has caused several terrorist attacks not only in the United States but, all around the world. Paradoxically, with American involvement in the Middle East, terrorism continues.
The US, as one of the most powerful actors in the world, has proved to be an important ally for Israel. The origins of this relationship between Israel and the US go back to WWII, when American Zionists began with an intensive propaganda campaign in 1943. Unlike the Zionists, the Arabs almost completely lacked any activity. The campaign proved to be pretty successful and the Jewish question was high positioned on the policy agenda one year later, when presidential elections were coming. Another important factor for the focus on Israel was the fact that the US also had strategic interests in the Middle East regarding the increasing exploitation of oil. American Jews, in contrast with the Arabs, had a considerable amount of political influence (Wilson, 1972). This made it easier for American presidents to carry out a more pro-Israel policy because, these Jews constituted a significant part of the
In an article called "U.S.-Israel Relations Roots of the U.S.-Israel Relationships" the author talks about the history of our relationship in politics: "During more than six decades of state building Israelis have looked to the U.S. for political inspiration, financial and military assistance and diplomatic support" ("Us-Israel"). Our relationship with Israel is so strong politically because of the shared values that allow us to think similarly and confront each other about problems easily. People might say that we should use this knowledge to invade Israel, but if we do this then we would never repair the relationship and all of our political problems could be leaked and this would show the world our weakness; that is why it is crucial to keep our trust and friendship strong. In the same article the author talks about the history of our shared values, "The continued strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance is rooted in the shared values of the two nations" this history is what makes our relationship so
I am an American Jew born 12 years after the end of WWII. Hebrew school, which I started attending at age 5 until 11, created a sense of difference and specialty between myself and other non-Jews. Arabs, Palestinians and all anti-Semites were the enemy of the Jewish world community and were to be despised. Consequently, 75 percent of my identity was held in place by my membership to the Jewish world community. Consequently, I lived the next twenty years as a Defensive American Zionist Jew. I didn't question Israel for its military actions, for occupying other’s lands, bulldozing houses or refugee camps down, or committing other horrible acts. After all, Israel was only defending itself from terrorist factions that called for the genocide of the Jewish people and whose intent was and still is to wipe Israel off the map.
This article is just another poor try to convince that the settlements are bad for Israel. I don't agree with Mr. press's opinion about the American move affect. I think that when the strongest economy in the world supports Israel it may signal to countries that boycotting Israel is not the right decision to make and may influence other countries to do the same. Moreover, I think that boycotting Israel firms that gives services to settlements and settlers is almost impossible to apply. I also think that the wise reader knows that what matter is interests and nothing more when it comes to political action. Therefor I assume that trying to ''force'' Israel with economic tools is not a realistic solution for solving the conflict. States will not
Being informed about what is happening around us is essential to the formation of America’s foreign policy actions. “America’s success abroad is founded on the rock of an informed and involved public.” stated Colin Powell. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris are a stark reminder of why we need to be aware of world events and politics. Without a full knowledge of what is happening in the world, we cannot support or oppose the foreign policy decisions of our president and congress. Furthermore, America is the leader of the free world and responsible for defending other countries against terrorism. As responsible citizens, we need to know the dangers and threats in order to prepare our military and our people. The current administration has only made the world situation more tenuous due to its appeasement ideologies. We can only support congress to take the
Oil has always been valued, but in the 21st century, oil has an economic significance. In today’s world, it is used to power so many thing such as a cars. It can also be found in different parts of the world. However an amount of worlds’ oil can be found in the Middle East; making it very desirable to the United States and the other world super powers. The Middle East not only has vast amounts of oil, but it is also has the shortest route to Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Not only did the United States want oil or for its significant location but they also had interest in limiting the communist influence in the 20th century. Sixty-five percent of oil we use today in the United States is imported from countries like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iraq; keep in mind that not only does oil power houses and cars for the citizens of the United States, but it is also used to power things like jets and tanks for our military. In the 1930’s, Oil was found in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait but not until after World War II were Americans granted to explore parts of the Middle East for oil. By 1948, they hit the jackpot in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately for the United States, their relationship with Saudi Arabia was short lived due the U.S.’s alliance with Israel. The Israelis gained the West Bank, Gaza, and Syria’s Golan Heights with the help of the weapons provided by the United States. Keep in mind that the US supplied and supported the Israelis, and the Soviets supplied Egypt
Middle East is an unstable region, when not against Israeli's or westerners most Muslim countries tend to fight each other and differences related to ideology, race and sects rise. All these countries are against Israel and in one way or another want to see Israel wiped out from the map of the world. The United States of America has been a strong supporter and arms supplier to Israel; working with various Arab nations for guaranteeing security to