“Groups that model themselves on an avenging angel or a vindictive god…are more likely to lash out than those whose core myth is the suffering Messiah,” (Stern, p.72). For example, the element that may be both the most prevalent and violent in the world today is fundamental Islamic extremism. With its emphasis on violent martyrdom and conquest on “infidels,” Islam is a religion based on values that are easily twisted to an extreme. Due to their religious ... ... middle of paper ... ...ain such a weapon. Terrorists will not acquiesce to the terms concerning possession and production of nuclear weapons handed down by an international organization, regardless of its power.
Not only that, he provided those mysterious weapons of mass destruction to countries like Iraq, that President Bush had our troops blindly searching for. These moves lead to probably the biggest debacle of his presidency, known as the Iran Contra scandal. Reagan was quoted as telling his military advisors “Defense is not a budget item. You spend what you need.” (The Reagan Era). He was trying to make our country’s weapons stockpile better than that of Russia’s.
The severe involvement of the U.S. and the minimal involvement by the U.N.’s posed a serious threat to the Iraq’s well-being. If Iraq provoked the U.S. enough, we might have turned to nuclear arms and solv... ... middle of paper ... ...the U.N. as the sole authority for the weapons would subvert peace. Nothing would get done because the one country desperately trying to get the nuclear “prize” would undermine the whole idea of the U.N. and peacekeeping. The resentment brought by the lack of the “prize” would cause one of the nuclear “team” to go againist the ideas of the U.N. solely because they no longer have the nuclear weapons. As seen as a tool for peace, even though it is a weapon of mass destruction, the nuclear bomb can exist in the world peaceably.
One of Hussein's weaknesses is negotiating. Negotiating in his terms is to fight it out with as much carnage as possible until his side comes out "victoriously". Repeatedly, Saddam and his government break international convention laws. During his war fought with Iran, the Iraqi army used chemical weapons on the Iranian troops and even on their own Iraqi population. This was seemingly overlooked by the rest of the world because most nations didn't want to see the Ayatollah's Islamic revolution rise.
The development of nuclear weapons started rather innocently as a physical wonder but has become a basis of constant fear among many nations. It is understandable how some countries believe that it is necessary to continue with nuclear proliferation. Basing the security of one’s country on the threat of killing tons of millions of innocent people perhaps billions, and risking the destruction of civilization. This reliance has no moral justification and deserves the strongest condemnation. Nuclear proliferation is the distribution of nuclear weapons, nuclear technology and information to states not acknowledged as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The war in Iraq is over now. Looking back on a huge controversy makes one side seem clearly more “correct” than the other. Yet in the beginning there were two sides to the controversy about the war in Iraq. There was the terror brought upon by the 9/11 attacks, people that the government wished to punish or kill like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, and a country which was in “need” of US help both politically and financially. At the time of the Terrorist attacks, people were afraid of what else the terrorists were planning or could do and so George Bush sent troops in to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
Regardless of the motives behind Iraq’s invasion, under international law, none of Iraq’s claims against Kuwait justified its invasion of that country. The world perception of Iraq was one of greed, where Hussein had taken the defenseless country of Kuwait for its oil wealth in order to secure his own power with OPEC and among his own people. The United Nations Security Council immediately placed a trade embargo on Iraq and demanded that they withdraw from Kuwait. When Hussein failed to comply, a world coalition of 39 countries, mainly led by the United States and the United Nations, was given the order to take action. Air strikes soon commenced followed by a full scale ground invasion, which lasted technically until late February of 1991, in which Hussein’s forces were totally removed from Kuwait.
Although severe consequences come with the decision of war with Iraq, most blinded United States of America citizens are still yet persuaded to support such a war. The Bush Administration has covered their schemes of war with lies to gain support. While weapons of mass destruction is supposedly the reason why the United States launched military action to begin with, all the clearly ignored consequences will haunt their final decision of war, and will remind them how the war is not and never was justified. Whither the war is for the protection of the United States and their alliances, or for oil production and the spread of democracy, the United States is only intensifying the aggression of the situation. The Bush Administration’s plan for war in Iraq, violates International laws, furthermore being ethically wrong (Walton).
If gun control laws are so obviously a violation of the Second Amendment, then why doesn't the National Rifle Association challenge them on constitutional grounds before the Supreme Court? The answer is that they know they face certain defeat, for reasons we shall explore below. Consequently, the NRA has abandoned all hope in the courts. Instead, the NRA has chosen to lobby Congress to prevent gun control legislation, and has become in fact one of the most powerful lobbies on Capital Hill. This is a supreme and exquisite irony, given the conservative and ... ... middle of paper ... ...'t need nuclear weapons to achieve the feared results; the U.S. already has the high murder statistics to prove it with handguns alone.
We, the citizens of the United States, are very greedy when it comes to oil, money and power. Another cause of the war is power. The United States thought and still thinks that Sudan Hussein has nuclear bombs. For some reason, the United States government didn’t like the idea of another country ... ... middle of paper ... ...aling with. Terrorism is the war’s main cause and affects the soldiers the most.