The article talks about how instead of the U.S. being the "International Police Force" for the sake of the world, the U.S. is now just using it to show our power as a country (Robert Malley). Malley talks about the U.S. using retrenchment to support their showcase of power but only showed our limitations. *** Malley, Robert. “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018.” Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, 2 Jan. 2018, foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/02/10-conflicts-to-watch-in-2018/.
This news article explains how the U.S. has not just made friends with other nations but have made dangerous enemies that risks neutrality and our country (Uri Friedman) Friedman states that the U.S. is a "unpredictable actor" meaning that the U.S. really has no idea what to do when faced with conflict issues. *** Friedman, Uri. “Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018.” Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018, Msn, 12 Nov. 2017, www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/global-conflicts-to-watch-in-2018/ar-BBGDzdu.
The magazine explains how "Increased U.S. military support of the opposition will not change the equation and may do more harm than good." (Maryann Love). Love describes how the government is right for wanting to help the Syrian people, but bombing the country would hurt both the U.S. and Syria. *** Love, Maryann. “More U.S. Bombs in Syria Will Help No One.” America Magazine, 11 Apr. 2018, www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/04/09/more-us-bombs-syria-will-help-no-one.
The article explains how “The U.S. should stop playing very dangerous games which could lead to the dismemberment of the Syrian state,” (Henry Meyer). Meyer goes deeper to say that us getting involved with Syria and other countries could create tensions with them, especially our rival Russia leading to another Cold War or even WW3. *** Meyer, Henry. “Russia Warns U.S. Not to 'Play With Fire' in Syrian Conflict.” Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 19 Feb. 2018, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-19/russia-warns-u-s-not-to-play-with-fire-in-syrian-conflict.
The blog explains just how passionate the people of Chicago, Illinois really are about the U.S. joining in on the Syrian conflict (Houston Public Media). This shows how the U.S. government is paying attention to the people but really, they're not using us as a people as a reference *** “Anti-War Activists Protest Against Intervention In Syria | Conflicts: Syria.” PBS LearningMedia, houstonpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/184422266-syria/anti-war-activists-protest-against-intervention-in-syria-conflicts-syria/.
The blog explains how "Our lawlessness doesn’t just hurt us abroad. Lawlessness has encroached into the U.S.’s domestic affairs, with the NSA’s almost Orwellian reach into civic life." (Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani). Caroline describes how the U.S. goes out of their way to intervene with foreign conflicts no matter how much harm it will cause. *** Modarressy-Tehrani, Caroline. “Why Does the U.S. Keep Getting Involved in Conflict?” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 10 Oct. 2014, www.huffingtonpost.com/caroline-tehrani/why-does-the-us-keep-getting-involved_b_5666898.html.