The America's long-lasting war

16/09/2014

President Obama delivered a prime-time speech tonight outlining a counter-terrorism strategy against the Islamic State


Finally, after much waiting, September 10th at the White House, President B. Obama gave a speech to Americans on television that announced the US’s strategy to confront the terrorist group known as ISIL.
One day before the 13th anniversary  of the September 11 terror attacks, Obama said in his speech that the US's new strategy will target "to degrade and ultimately destroy" terrorist organization of IS. "I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are " Mr. Obama declared.
The tough message of the owner of the White House is encapsulated in one sentence: "This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven!"
Another noticeable point in the Obama’s message, the US’s new strategy against IS is now not only limited in the territory of Iraq as recent time, it will be extended to Syria, the origin of the IS. “I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq” Mr. Obama said.
So the battlefield against the IS is already opened and it would be extended more if the US think it’s necessary, no matter Syria is a sovereign country.
The US has a “tradition” that each President has a war for their own, so now, after withdrawal of two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President B.Obama had a new war, the war against the IS.
But how IS, which was just one small branch split from Al Qaeda, could grow up rapidly and become a threat to American security directly?
The reasonable answer is from the original nature, the IS was in the jihad movement of "the source", focused its activities in the region of the Middle East. Different from the Al Qaeda, the IS didn’t conduct directly terror attacks to the United States and the Western allies. Therefore, the United States has not fully evaluated the threat of the IS at its start.
Another important reason is that the IS is among militant groups rebelled against the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, which has been "a thorn" in the US’s eyes. Maybe in terms of the US’s strategy, IS was still regarded as "useful" card to oppose the government of President Bashar Al Assad.
This practical approach is really a failure when the IS with its terrorist operations in Syria and northern Iraq, has proved that "the enemy’s enemies are not friends". When IS is incredibly powerful, the US surprises and realizes that its achievements of 11-year intervention in Iraq, with more than 4,600 soldiers killed and tens of thousands wounded, billions of dollars of weapons and equipment are going to lose.
Then two video, in which the IS took the lives of two American journalists — Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff, like the straw that broke the camel's back, forced President declare war against the IS.
But this is not the US’s fight alone. “America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat”, President Obama said. The US will need the support of its allies. Indeed, this will be the war between a powerful coalition - led by the US and the IS.
In this case, the US is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Maybe the United States has learned in blood from 13 years ago, when Al Qaeda was not be regarded as a terrorist network and still capable of hitting into the nerve center of economy and politics, causing catastrophic consequences for the United States.
In the war against the IS, the US choose the method of conducting a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. But this time it not easily successful because the IS can disperse flexibly, broadly and deeply in the community and that will significantly reduce effectiveness of aerial attacks.
Remembering that President George W. Bush launched the doctrine of Al Qaeda terror after 11/9/2001, but not until ten years later, the President B.O-ba-ma is the one who set a significant milestone when the special unit shot down Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, one day in February 2011 at the house in northwestern Pakistan.
Now, the war against the IS would not be limited to the last tenure of President B.Obama. In the United States will have a long-lasting battle ahead./.
 
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Phạm Hiếu 16/9/14 22:24

there’s no doubt that many Americans will be confused by Obama’s misleading focus on the terrorist organization named ISIL, the real purpose of the speech was to garner support for another decade of homicidal conflicts in the Middle East

Lê Tín 16/9/14 22:27

The US has stepped up its campaign against the group with air strikes near Baghdad

Quốc Kiên 16/9/14 22:33

It marks the first time the United States is going on the offensive. In other attacks the US was protecting its interests and helping refugees.

Quốc Cường 16/9/14 22:37

the war-stopping, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President used a nationally televised address to announce a plan to "dismantle and ultimately destroy" the Sunni jihadists who have taunted America by beheading two captive U.S. journalists.

Huy Lâm 16/9/14 22:51

The U.S. Should Not Wage War Against ISIS Like Afghanistan and Iraq, it would just cause death to innocent people.

Hùng Quân 16/9/14 22:55

No more war, just peace for every country, every one!

Vân Nhàn 16/9/14 22:59

Still, the America continue to face a terrorist threat. They can't erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm.

Hoàng Lân 16/9/14 23:06

Okay, so borders don’t matter, international law doesn’t matter, national sovereignty doesn’t matter. What matters is oil, money and power.

Huy Quốc 16/9/14 23:11

This is pure demagoguery, the likes of which we haven’t heard since Bush’s ”The Axis of Evil” speech

Quân Hoàng 16/9/14 23:14

He’s asking the American people to support another millennia of killing so he can pad the bank accounts of corrupt US oil magnates while strengthening America’s tenuous grip on global power

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