I feel like this would be common sense, but...
"A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds 'strong evidence for a revenge effect' when examining the relationship between civilian casualties caused by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan and radicalization after such incidents occur.
"'When ISAF units kill civilians,' the research team finds, referring to the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, 'this increases the number of willing combatants, leading to an increase in insurgent attacks.' According to their model, every innocent civilian killed by ISAF predicts an 'additional 0.03 attacks per 1,000 population in the next 6-week period.' In a district of 83,000 people, then, the average of two civilian casualties killed in ISAF-initiated military action leads to six additional insurgent attacks in the following six weeks."
All we are doing by slaughtering innocent civilians is the Middle East is giving "the terrorists" more reasons to hate us. Heck, is this not the very reason Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gave for he and his brother's actions in the Boston Bombing? If we really want to stop terrorism, we need to get the heck out of the Middle East ASAP.
American military operations for the most part prop up and advantage one faction in a country over the other. Intervention in internal matters of another country often cause grievances and can cause people to see as the head or partner to ills/enemies that they hate. This could cause them to carry out attacks against the United states.
Secondly Indiscriminate bombing can cause grievances which cause populations to see america as an enemy, joining militant groups can be an outlet for their grievances.
This may cause people
Continued presence in the Middle East has more than likely proportionally increased the number of deaths and terrorist recruitments. This is purely speculative. Violence begets violence. A slight in the eyes of one may be perceived as an insult in the eyes of another. One's attempts to assist may be taken as an intrusion, invasion, and/or. Occupation. Positive intentions by one may be considered negative by another.
United States foreign policy initiatives are only exacerbating current situations and creating an environment in which we hold sole hegemony. We funded the Taliban, we funded Al-Qaeda, and now we're on the verge of funding the Syrian rebels. These maneuvers are causal of our current crisis. It is completely antithetical to fund terrorists to end terrorism.
For each civilian killed. That person has a brother and father who is willing to fight. For each person killed he has a cousin or uncle willing to fight. For each child killed he has friends who will want to avenge his death in the future. We are creating more terrorists.
THE states has been doing all kinds of merciless and inhuman things under such lame excuses like saving, helping, intermediating neighborhoods. They should stop doing it not only for suffered ones but also themselves. Or they ought to use a peaceful way. It seems that the only thing they really want is to dispose of tons of the weapons that bring them benefis.
This war was never about terrorism. Its about land control, oil and greed. We constantly fly drones over Palestinian territory, scaring civilians. We have subjugated the people in these other middle eastern countries just because of their religion. We have destroyed and ruined the sanctity of their holy grounds. We relocate certain peoples just because of their ethnicity or religion. We have been giving money to governments that would further the wars in the middle east. If we continue these wars we will only breed a generation of hate and racism. If we don't stop what we are doing now we will have major consequences.
I would most certainly rise against them. I don't what race, creed, or nationality you are, if you march into my town, incite war, kill civilians (150,000+), fly drones, and bomb me, I am not going to sit back and take it. Sure, some percentage would, and some percentage are honestly named terrorists (as in meets the actual definition of terrorist) but the vast majority are not.
In a war for "hearts and minds" it is hard to rationalize the war, especially if you are an Iraqi sitting in the ruins of what was once your home surrounded by American checkpoints. I'd be pretty pissed, to say the least.
Because of war distruction the people feel like there religion is in danger because of the outsider and need more Jihadis. Patriotism is a feeling which rises very easily on the stage of war and the feel to defend and do something for the country. America just wants oil so they are interfering in middle east that's it.
The wars waste money and cause anger and kill civilians. 50% of US drone strikes "guess" who the target is and many civilians are killed. Angry civilians = more terrorists. We must end the War on Terror. Not only has it put human rights at stake (NSA spying, Patriot Act, etc) it is ineffective.
Is it creating terrorists? Yes.... Is it creating MORE terrorists? No.
It's going to create terrorists, but proportionately small compared to how many it's getting rid of. Terrorist activity in the area has gotten larger, but not the amount of terrorists causing the activity.
The Number of Terrorists are still decreasing.
I mean the wars are being fought to kill terrorists, and we've killed a good amount of them already, so by following the logic of 2+2=4 we can conclude that the US wars in the MIddle East are killing terrorists, not creating them. Some argue that we are only inspiring civilians to become terrorists with our presence in Middle Eastern countries, but they dont realize that we're just going to kill them in the future when we invade other countries.
Its all a cycle where we invade a country to kill terrorists, cause more to become terrorists, and then kill them in the next war. 2 parts killing and 1 part creating means we are killing more then we are creating.
Whether US entered or not, the hostility already existed. It is the way people were kept in the dark, all media controlled by govt. At an early age, you were told that your problems (poor, country in turmoil, infighting between groups) were caused by US. If there was group fighting, they would say, the opposition was funded by US. If your family died, it was US. As a child, you would harbor that hatred, just like the hatred to Israel. On top of that, the leaders treated you well, gave some support to you, and taught you religious terrorism that you would go to heaven and bring honor to family, to someone who has nothing to live for, it seemed a good option.
It was brainwashing at early age, lack of knowledge, and religion the basis of terrorism. No matter US was there or not, terrorism exists. The leaders chose how to brainwash and target who.