By Kamala Sarup
The U.S. is obligated to defend its people and its democracy. Since the Middle East is of vital importance to the U.S., it follows that the US will protect countries like Israel and many other countries do provide significant value to the U.S., so the U.S. will spread democracy.
However, there are so many terrorists willing to die for fundamentalism principles that, and because of their large numbers, the ultimate outcome of this war will be indecisive, in my opinion.
On the other side, however, the only reason for the U.S. to establish democracy in the Middle East has always been to protect its democracy and the oil supply, which a U.S. consortium of companies obtained in the 1933 Saudi oil concession.
Moreover, the Europeans and U.S. were in the Middle East to spread Democracy. U.S. supported Iraq in the Iraq-Iran war because the Iranians threatened the oil supply to the West by their overthrow of the Shah in 1979. However, when Saddam became too ambitious and threatened to control Kuwait as well as killing his own people, then he had to go.
If some important countries would cooperate in waging this war against terrorism abroad, it might be winnable, but they have domestic problems, and are afraid of U.S. commercial and political democracy in the Middle East, so they are limited in their willingness to fight.
The war is pretty much a U.S. affair. In addition, the "establishment of democracy," etc., U.S. media publish because Americans do really care whether Muslims adopt them and leaders want the political forms that limit their power (sic).
Even the London attack will further enrage the western powers against radical terrorists and possibly unite them more in a common cause. I hope that will be the case.
"I think the U.S. should increase taxes and devote more resources to defeat the terrorism. If people don't get more serious about terrorism and violence, then it will go on for a very long time - as long as they are able to finance the terrorists.
For example, after the 1983 Beirut bombings that killed 17 Americans at the embassy in April (63 total deaths) and 241 U.S. marines in barracks in October, why did the President remove the troops instead of declaring war on terrorists, pursuing them, and improving domestic security? That might have prevented 9/11. Instead, his action demonstrated to the radicals that the U.S. was vulnerable and could be cowed," said American scholar, Stanly.