Tag: Islamic State
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.
"It is not the refugee outflows that cause terrorism, it is terrorism, tyranny and war that create refugees."
Boots on the ground.
More than 12 million Syrians have been displaced due to the ongoing civil war.
It’d hardly be a surprise if a large chunk of the American public had no idea Congress last week debated President Barack Obama’s authorization for a war he’s already fighting.
"We have to condition the American people: This is going to go on for a long time. It’s terrible to say but that’s the reality. They’re not going to go away easy.”
"Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated."
“ISIL speaks for no religion.”
“Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.”