By hqanon Written by: Alek Hidell
Every time I turn on the news, all I hear about is ISIS. I like to think I keep up with things and I’m still kind of bewildered by ISIS. So let me get this straight…Obama keeps with the deadline set by the Bush administration and withdraws troops from Iraq. The American people were sick of war and wanted out. Of course the opposition pitched their usual fit, but the deadline arrived and the troops came home. All of a sudden there is a new terrorist threat, ISIS, who goes around cutting people’s heads off and now 70% of the American public support going back to war. This seems a little too convenient to me. This reeks of the intelligence community’s touch. I find it amazing that people are so willing to jump back into military conflict after suffering war fatigue for the last decade. The war has achieved nothing tangible for the American people and has only thrown the country into further economic turmoil. Once upon a time war meant a booming economy. Not anymore. The military industrial complex grinds on at the expense of the soldiers who give their lives for an ideal which doesn’t appear to be shared by their superiors.
ISIS has been around for a while, but over the years has changed it’s name several times. It has been known as the JTJ, the AQI, The Islamic State Iraq, Al-Qaeda in Iraq and ultimately the Islamic State which we in America like to call ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). So what exactly is ISIS? ISIS is the next wave of boogie men that we as American’s are told we must degrade and destroy, or whatever Obama said about them, because if …read more