After the atrocious attacks that took place on Friday evening, the President of the United States saw fit to let the discussions between nations commence. But things did not stop only at “discussions” and “understandings”. Obama vowed to hunt the terrorists and see that the people who wrought havoc onto Paris will pay dearly for killing so many innocent people. This act obviously had a global aftermath.
During the Group of 20 summit, the American president discussed about the matter with important figures such as Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president and even Vladimir Putin himself. There was much talk about how the world would respond to these ferocious acts, especially now that we know that ISIS is behind everything. It is the sort of situation that cannot wait or cannot be ignored.
It is now widely known that Obama feels the same as President Hollande does: that this organized death campaign is an “act of war”. A total of almost 500 people were affected by Friday night’s events, with almost 150 people dead and another 350 civilians wounded. America now believes that France will “intensify their efforts” towards defeating ISIS once and for all. Many other countries are also expected to follow in France’s footsteps.
ISIS have confirmed that they are behind the attacks and specialists have concluded that there were a total of three mayhem teams which were organized to carry out these events. French authorities have also identified several French citizens involved in the terrorist acts, which can very well explain how the attacks were carried out in such short time and at very specific locations. It is because these people know exactly what they were aiming for.
This event might also change the way in which the U.S. deploys troops in Syria and chooses to deal with the situation. It is beginning to look like a vicious circle in which the U.S. expects the world to put a little more effort into it, but the world also expects the U.S. to deploy more troops on the battlefield, none of which are exactly pleasant for either sides.
Obama vowed to hunt the terrorists, but this puts extra pressure on his administration since his country is viewed as the leader of the entire military operation. Where America goes, the world follows, but it doesn’t work the other way around. Obama’s next steps need to be made very carefully, or he might end up fighting with terrorists and world leaders alike. This is exactly what ISIS wants.
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