Why do people think that having the US withdraw from the Middle East will stop terrorism and sectarian violence?
Everytime you see a paper you see death. I think if we left some of the killing will stop. When you look at it, this has been going on. We has Americans are not happy with so …much death. We have never seen so many children die. MAYBE THIS IS WHY!These touchy-feely types think that if we were just nice, the world would like us. If you want to see many children dying, look at the conflicts in Africa. We're not fighting there, but there is still civil war.Another ViewepointAlthough answers 1 and 2 are not incorrect, it seems to me that neither actually answers the question asked. The key points in the question are: 1) "Why do people think...", and 2) "...will stop terrorism..." From my observation of "those people," via the media, MOST [I emphasize MOST] do not think, nor are most of them saying, that US withdrawal will stop terrorism and sectarian violence there or anywhere else. Their appearant reason for desiring US withdrawal is to reduce, and stop the deaths and mutilation of our troops, who by simply being there are in harm's way. MOST are not claiming that terrorism and violence will cease when the US pulls out, because they are not concerned about the indigenous people of the ENTIRE REGION who will remain there, and are only concerned about US CASUALTY LOSSES. A few are concerned about the financial cost, while a very few actually do believe that if the US gets out of the region, EVERYTHING and everyone will become "nice-nice," and therefore NO more sectarian violence. I am one of those who believe that "those" few are well intentioned BUT, VERY SADLY MISTAKEN. Out of the region or not, for many of the Muslim countries, UNTIL the US totally withdraws ALL support [military materiel, financial, and political support in the UN] from Israel, THEREBY ALLOWING it to be ANNIHILATED by the regional hoards of religious zelots, the terrorism against the US WILL CONTINUE. Sad though it is, I believe this to be true. -j3h (MORE)