We killed some people and made some moneyh so we won in the end. I guess you could say that we frrred the crap out of that oil, and in the end america was the winner so that is all that maters. I just wanted to even the votes out so yeah
The war on terror is important insofar as terrorism is the end result of a belief system gone array. No country, no group, has the right to inflict harm on innocent individuals to prove their point. Everyone has the right to believe as they wish, but no one has the right to terrorize individuals who do not hold t same beliefs. If it were true that one's beliefs allow for hostilities toward others, then Nuremberg never would have happened.
Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threats as a means to achieving political goals. Terrorists resort to violent means such as killing and bombing to governments and leaders to comply to their needs. For instance, in the case of al-Qaeda's attack on 9/11, the terrorist organisation did so in order to get the world to acknowledge it -- in line with its aim of the creation of a Muslim caliphate. While the aim itself may be justifiable from particular religious interpretations, the violent means used cannot be ignored. Billions of dollars are lost, countries' security is threatened and most importantly, innocent civilians' lives are lost. No matter what the aim is, a civilian life lost is a life too many. To say that terrorism should not be fought against is nothing short of simplistic and naive. Ignoring terrorism will not make it go away. Imagine a bear breaking into your house. You would not just ignore it and hope it would not attack you. Terrorism needs to be fought, and the war on it is definitely justified.
There's no point in the war on terror, because terrorism isn't a concrete enemy. Try fighting a weapon. Fight against AK-47s. It won't work, because anyone could pick up an AK and fire it, and anyone could make one. You can't fight a weapon. You can fight people, but that's gotten us nowhere.
The war has cost the us 6 trillion dollars, which is extremely much and it could be spend on other stuff such as education and enviromental development. Also there's been tens of thousands civilian casualties. The war crimes caused has also killed a lot of innocent people and the kill rate of terrorist is 1 terrorist for every 50 civilians of the drone strikes.
Plus, they are only fighting against Islamic terrorists. There are ecoterrorists but there is no "War on the Environment". They are just invading Islamic countries for no good reason. It is stereotypes. This is just Islamophobia. Blaming the Islamic countries just for something that other Muslims did to their buildings. Seriously!
You cannot truly defeat terrorists. Terrorism is a war tactic, not an enemy. Everyone knows that you cannot defeat a war tactic, it is impossible. I'd hate to say this, because it empowers the terrorists, but terrorism will NEVER end. We thought we ended it by defeating Al Queda, but now look what happened. We have a new enemy now: ISIS. I'm fine with the air strikes, but six months is it. No more than that. After the strikes, we should consider ending the war.
This war was doomed from day one: no real goals of this war, we pissed off locals who's homes we were bombing, we lost a lot of international support, we don't know where our enemy is, and we spent way too much money on it! We also made it worse, ISIS, that was our fault. Too much bad, little to no good came of it.
No. The War on Terror is simply justification to burn up Trillions of dollars every year. The War on Terror's investment could have been better justified as an investment into intelligence on terrorist organizations. The issue with the physical War on Terror is that it will never have an end in sight since once a high ranking terrorist is taken out of power, a new one emerges. This is how it will always be.