The Reasons We Go To War-norton disk doctor

Politics I probably will be unable to count with my fingers the wars the United States is fighting, officially and unofficially. Publicly, we are supposed to be engaged in a global war on terror. Ever since the World Trade Center bombing on September 11, 2015, we have been claiming to find justice for the innocent men and women who perished, by making sure none of these terrorists destroy lives again. It is a noble cause to fight for, for sure. I must say that to a certain degree, we have succeeded. There has not been an attack of the same scale in the recent years. But it seems that this reason appears to have been .pounded by many others, as developments post 9/11 have shown. After that fateful day, US forces marched towards Iraq, in hot pursuit of Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction. Saddam, as we know by now, was killed, but no such WMDs were found. Around the same time we along with our allied forces across the globe targeted the Taliban in Afghanistan. In both cases, we justified our troops entry into a foreign land by saying we want to free their people from tyranny. And I am talking about this now because both two reasons have been a point of pride for many of us: We fancy ourselves to be saviors of people amid terrorism and despotism. But there is another side of the story, where we be.e no more than a replacement for their previous oppressors. At this point I would like to ask questions about the nature of our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Did we not facilitate the setup of new governments in both countries from which we expected indebtedness? Did we intend to offer .plete autonomy to these places, or did we, on the contrary, simply wish to strengthen our network of allies in the Middle East. In the act of freeing them from their oppressors, did we also take advantage of their resources, their oil reserves perhaps? And did our forces .mit abuses of the locals, especially of their women? It is not my intent in this piece to address all these questions. Indeed if you do some readings, Im sure youll easily find the answers, and youll understand that they are rhetorical questions. I simply hope that over time, more of us could think in these terms, to prevent supporting wars that simply have no basis. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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