Many reasons of conflict in the invasion of Melos resonate to the reasons of invasion of Iraq such as capitalism, violation of international law, only the strong survives, homeland security, help from another nation. Capitalism is an economic system that is operated for profit. The US is seeking oil that is becoming more expensive and harder to find. The Athenians are seeking tribute to pay for their army. The Athenians and US are both conqueror and both are driven by money.
The most recent attempt took place in August 1990. On August 2, 1990 Iraq invaded the neighbouring state of Kuwait. The motivation for this invasion has been argued by various scholars and theorists to be the deterioration of the Iraqi economy and the debts created by the Iraq-Iran war. The president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, wanted
Saudi Arabia can push Egyptian military towards a more hopeful path. We need to persuade them to be smart by not showing control but political transition. Along with stabilizing the alliance Saudi Arabia needs to be open to change at the very least some compromises. Nada Alwadi points out, “Otherwise dangerous confrontations in the region will escalate and will end up threatening the stability of the entire Middle East. It seems hard to gain democracy in the Middle East with Saudi’s monarchy, especially with Saudi’s ruling family.
Discussion 3 When discussing a just war it is important to remember what exactly a just war is. As we learned in class a just war has 12 conditions. For this discussion I will list the 12 conditions and discuss them as they relate to the war in Iraq. Just Cause- This asks the question “Did we have just cause for going to war?” Did we invade Iraq for the right reasons? Many people believe we invaded Iraq for the wrong reasons and I would have to agree.
The gulf war actually reversed an over decade long trend of neutrality. “American foreign policy toward Iraq during the 1980s and up to the invasion of Kuwait was conciliatory, guided by the belief that the U.S. shared geopolitical and strategic interests with Saddam Hussein. America's primary interest was restraining Iran and maintaining a balance of power in the region favorable to American interests, particularly oil, technology, and agriculture. Secondary interests included the security of Israel and the containment of Soviet influence.” Scholar’s like Karen Mingst and Ivan Arreguin-Toft would
Conflict between the United States and the Middle East The growing conflict between the United States and the Middle East is something that has not seemed to die down. The government officials of the Middle East have been complaining about the continuing increase of the United States Political successors and Military advancements. The Middle East and Islamic nations just feel threatened by the United States military force. I believe that the United States and troops are not trying to intentionally be a threat to the Middle East; they are just trying to make sure that the Americans are protected. The Islamic nation feels the need to always be in attack mode because of the big threat that the United States poses as.
Pope Urban II lied and said that Christ demands that the Holy Land be freed from the Muslims to gain support from others, and Pope Urban II also lied when he said that the sins f those who went to fight would be washed away. Factors for the Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan It was viewed as a war against terror according to George Bush and the United Nations; it was also a war against Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction. It was a war to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s regime of men and Al-Qaeda; it also was a war to free the Afghanistan people and government from the Taliban. Motives for the Crusades The only motive for the early crusades was to gain control of the Holy Land and to try and purify the Christian religion. As strange as it may sound a lot of the soldiers who went to war with the Muslims just wanted to kill people because it gave them a thrill and had no interest what so ever in the Holy Land.
Case Study: Iraq War Daryle Moore The policy for the Iraq war is Iraqi freedom, which ultimately means a democratic state. The issue is this; should we have gone to war in Iraq. Our case for going to war was based upon these ideas by the U.S. government: Iraq's noncompliance with the conditions of the 1991 cease fire, including interference with weapons inspectors Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, and programs to develop such weapons, posed a "threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region" Iraq's "brutal repression of its civilian population" Iraq's "capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people" Iraq's hostility towards the United States as demonstrated by the 1993 assassination attempt of former President George H. W. Bush, and firing on coalition aircraft enforcing the no-fly zones following the 1991 Gulf War Members of al-Qaida were "known to be in Iraq" Iraq's "continuing to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations," including anti-United States terrorist organizations Fear that Iraq would provide weapons of mass destruction to terrorists for use against the United States The efforts by the Congress and the President to fight the 9/11 terrorists and those who aided or harbored them The authorization by the Constitution and the Congress for the President to fight anti-United States terrorism [i] Our first war with Iraq was based upon some of the same findings as well as the invasion of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, the latter is the only thing that we have indisputable evidence of. I dare to say in normal instances, we would have two different sides to a confrontation of policy or rule.
Why Did the U.S Go to War with Iraq in 2003? Iraq war is one of the most debatable U.S military conflicts of the past decades. Different opinions exist about the propriety of this war. Nevertheless, it is likely that that the U.S intervention into Iraq was a justified measure, as it helped to prevent more serious and dangerous conflicts on the Middle East. The official reasons to enter the Iraq conflict were freeing Iraq people, planting democracy, and destroying the Iraq nuclear potential.
With that information being stated ideological differences are most likely the cause of most wars. For example, the Cold War. The contrast between two US presidents in Yalta and Postdam conferences showed that the increasing tension between two superpowers wasn’t mainly due to ideological difference, rather it was Truman’s lack of experience and judgment had worsened the two relations. However, the ideological difference did play a significant role in the Marshall Plan because it was found in the American economic and political system. The liberal capitalist US economy needed ever increasing trade and investment opportunities to overcome its endemic weaknesses, (Mccauley).