Middle East Turmoil
What is going on in the Middle East is an abomination. Americans are at risk and are being unjustly held accountable for historical events they had nothing to do with. Our government must take all measures necessary to protect them from harm
The current turmoil in the Middle East is about decades of actions on the part of the United States and its allies. It is about the decision to create a homeland for Jews in the Middle East by unilaterally removing the prior residents of the land, who were mostly Muslim, and creating the new nation called Israel. The resentment towards us grew further as a result of much of our actions since then.
Our country has been supporting dictators in order to have easy access to oil. While we propped up dictators in Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries, the populous in these countries were held in poverty and we did little to correct it. This is why they are angry.
Frankly, they have good reason to be angry for our actions of the past. That anger though does not give them the right to kill. We now support their quest for freedom and a good life and we backed the "Arab Spring". We have a moral obligation to help the people in that region and we are trying to do so. They have no right to kill innocent Americans who are trying to help and this country should and will take all actions necessary to protect our people in the area.