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21st Century War on Terror

  • Date Submitted: 10/12/2012 12:51 PM
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Under reaction and conservatives are equally responsible for today’s crisis. During President Reagan’s time in office he made the fatal mistake of not retaliating after 241 U.S. marines were slaughtered in Lebanon; he did worse. “Holding that Islamic guerillas were our main allies because of the fight against the soviets, he poured money and our expertise in training the Taliban. Thus making terrorists. Our turn soon came.” Leonard Piekoff states.

If we did not enforce strong military action against Middle Eastern terrorism, terrorists could overtake and conquer weaker Middle Eastern states: Yemen and potentially Saudi Arabia. This would lead to a worse case scenario. Soon terrorists would control a significant portion of the Middle Eastern oil supply. This would put a strangle hold on worldwide distribution of oil from the Middle East. This would make them stronger by holding us captive to the already rising anti-American terrorist groups, and us much weaker.

It is also very necessary to increase military might against terrorism to stay strong; if we did not retaliate we would look weak, pathetic, and scared to the rest of the world. The U.S. is the super power of the world, the act on September 11 has brought each and every American together making us stronger than any other state or country. Without retaliation it would undoubtedly give rise to other terrorist states: North Korea, Iran, and Iraq the” axis of evil”

One Libertarian group claims that non-military response to the 9-11 tragedy can help cure the disease of terrorism rather than just its symptoms. These permissive people want to put money into International Humanitarian Aid, worldwide public education, and nutrition of starving peoples. They think that would create an environment inhospitable to terrorism and its roots. In reality this is a new breed of terrorists. They are faceless people carefully programmed to destroy their enemy at all costs. They are obviously educated, well trained,...

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