America and Islamic State
Barak Obama has been trying to avoid getting into a fight in Syria for more than 3 years but he at last faced up to the inevitable fights with the jihadists. His attempt to deal with them is a test of America’s commitment to global security.
America seems to be locked in relative decline in recent years and overwhelmed by the forces of disorder. IS embodies this frightening trend. It is a non-state body and thrives on chaos. Its rise has also reflects American policy (Mr. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and Mr. Obama’s studious inaction in Syria).
Standing back has not worked well elsewhere in the world. When America stepped back, its allies also stepped back, too. IS has induced a change of heart among the American people by threatening them. Mr. Obama has a chance not just strike a blow for order in the Middle East, but also to give diclinists pause.
Mr. Obama should take a lesson from the mismanagement in post-invasion Iraq. He needs coalitions and partnerships from Sunnis, the UN, Britain, Turkey and so on. Although the mission to stop IS will be long and hard, it is true that no other nation could even contemplate.
1. The economist clearly suggests the America interfere in the situation in the Middle East. But, some people think it should not. What kind opinion do you have on this issue?
2. One of the reason why IS hates the America and the Western society is a wide gap between Western society and the other places including their places. Why do you think this kind of gap leads hatred? How should we act to ease the situation?