[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2785939]Actually, the US has been a terrorist state since at least a decade before ISIS was formed. In fact, America’s terrorism is probably what radicalized people to form groups like ISIS in the first place.[/QUOTE]
No country that ever existed is pure in its motives or actions. They are also all not equal in the amount of good and bad deeds they have, or will, perpetrate.
One thing I can tell you is this past presidential election cycle in the USA has enlightened many Americans as to what our federal government has been doing the past 20-30 years. IMO, Americans are not wanting further interventionism around the world. This does not mean we will not defend ourselves, if needed.
What allowed ISIS to thrive was the USA leaving Iraq and creating a severe power vacuum. Whether or not the USA going into Iraq was a good idea doesn’t change this fact. As the old saying goes, “If you break it you buy it.” We broke Iraq and then left way too soon. Just leaving 10k troops in Iraq would have prevented ISIS from forming and the whole region would have been better off if we would have stayed and kept a minimal presence. Iraq made a mistake in telling us to leave. We doubled down on stupid actions when we tried to topple Bashar al-Assad right after leaving Iraq. IMO, the results of these actions were intentional by the US government. Why our president intentionally went around the Middle East toppling governments for the past eight years is a question that needs to be answered.
It is easy to speak in short sentences but it isn’t a very accurate way to describe what has has happened and why it happened. I can tell you that many people in the USA voted for Trump because of his stance on interventionism. He is not for it and wants the USA out of nation building. I hope he retains this stance and repairs some of the damage that has been done the past 24 years.