ISIL is not a joke of an army it is made up of some of Saddam Hussein’s closest generals and to take them lightly would be downright idiotic. As supporters of not going to war say in the article ISIS, “[I]s America cause a backlash among the very people it needs to win over?” (ISIS) They make a very valid argument. By stating this they are saying if we do engage in military action against ISIS we could be validating extremists views that “America is a threat to all Muslims” (ISIS) and by doing this the Muslim population that are only moderates might turn extremists and join ISIS’s cause.
This kind of action would only strengthen ISIS’s power and influence and make their reach that much more vast ...
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...efore they can create the operational wherewithal to conduct a Sept. 11-like tragedy” (ISIS). The problem with this argument is again by looking at history. Al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. ISIS was once part of Al-Qaeda, so ISIS has already performed that type of attack. Since we’re responsible for creating ISIS, wouldn’t it be justified to say that 9/11 was our fault?
To conclude if the United States engages with ISIS, our homeland may become compromised. The Islamic State is not in just one place. These people have managed to spread their influence everywhere. Spreading our forces even thinner than they are, could have “disastrous effects” on the United States. Our actions could also fuel the people that are unsure of joining ISIS’s movement, to join, thus making ISIS that much stronger. That is why the U.S should not go to war against ISIS or ISIL.
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