How have the U.S.Wars in the middle east resulted?
We go into war with the assumption that our war is "just" and that the result of the war will be good for us. How is that workin' for us?
The second Gulf War served to accelerate sectarian violence because we greatly weakened the Sunni majority in Iraq. We threw down Saddam and his Sunnis with him, which resulted in the Shias rise to power.
ISIS is made up of many of these displaced Sunnis. You will also notice that many of the weapons that ISIS has are U.S. made weapons. ISIS got these from the Iraqi lands they captured as well as from Syria. )Our "just" war resulted in chaos, and gave rise to many of the young persons who lost family to our bombs now fighting us through ISIS. A very poor result from a "just" war.
Saudi Arabia is mainly Sunni, with a Wahabi slant, and Iran is Shia. Both of these countries also have economic and political reasons for NOT going to War against ISIS. The Saudis because they are Sunni, and the Iranians because ISIS is warring against Iraq, an opponent of theirs for many years. How convenient that the US can do it for them!
Because the political and religious landscape is so complicated, we are assured that our efforts to kill ISIS will result in other poor results, not to mention the continued death of innocents, the the $$ cost of the war, which has already exceeded 1 Billion $$.
It is also true, according to many observers, that middle Eastern Resistance
organizations such as ISIL are defined nearly as much by
their enemies as they are by their own actions. By us attacking them
with a coalition of many others nations, it actually encourages youth to
join their ranks, and gives them apparent significance and strength.
Next: Our participation in this war fuels the U.S. war machine. We have become reliant on big spending to make weapons of War.