The War on Terror

It all started with four United Airlines jets, two towers, the Pentagon, 19 skilled Al- Qaeda terrorists and almost 3,000 innocent Americans lives. You know too well what I’m talking about, 9/11, the worst terror attack on American soil. On the morning of September 16, 2001, President Bush declared War on Terror, the least effective war in history.

Now, the war is different. On May 2nd, 2011, The infamous United States Seal Team Six, or DEVGRU, raided a compound in southern Pakistan, and killed the world’s most feared terrorist, and Al- Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, in Operation Neptune Spear. Today, many military groups and countries are involved. This war mainly takes place in a section of the world called, the Middle East.  

“The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by every weapon of mass destruction in all of history”,  stated, Noam Chomsky. Noam is an American linguist. This war is not effective, and the cost has been: too many innocent lives. If America doesn’t participate in this war, it won’t kill us. Many people disagree and say that they started the war, but this is incorrect. We started this war by snooping around in things we shouldn’t be, and killed innocent people, or worse, got them killed.

This war has caused millions of dollars in damage, and destroyed cities. One example of a civilian populated city is Gaza, Palestine. This is the 6th most dangerous city in the middle east, according to: escapehere.com. Many people who live in this city are now living in tents or destroyed buildings.

The future of this war is death. If the U.S. continues fighting this war with the same tactics, we will lose. We spend billions to train and support our military, and they then die for no-good reason. February 2nd, 2013, was the death of legendary Navy Seal Sniper, Chris Kyle. The reason for his death is because his Marine friend with PTSD (post-traumatic stress traumatic stress disorder), tricked him and shot him in the head. This is how bad war has gotten. This war needs to change. 

Info credits:
https://www.thebalance.com/war-on-terror-facts-costs-timeline-3306300o          
http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2008/fy2007_supplemental/FY2007_Emergency_Supplemental_Request_for_the_GWOT/pdfs/operation/12_US_SOCOM_Supp_OP-5.pdf