Ir Theories Essay

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In the last century, the United States of America have undoubtedly achieved the position of “indispensable nation” in the world. *9 As a matter of fact, not only the U.S. has the most vibrant global economy, but it also is the country with the most fervent devotion to liberty, and last, but not least important, the most powerful military. Therefore, the world looks at the U.S. as a good example, as a big, influential country offering countless opportunities, and handling a lot of decisional power. In fact, because of many military interventions in other countries, like Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. has the commonly accepted reputation of being the “world’s policeman”. However, is the task ...view middle of the document...

S did not invade Iraq to intervene in response to human rights violations, but rather did so for a more lucrative purpose. The official given reason of U.S intervention was Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)*a, however due to the lack of evidence that such threat actually existed, many argue that what caused the U.S to intervene was the presence of vast reservoirs of oil. As a matter of fact, *1 Iraq ranks fifth in the list of the ten biggest oil reservoirs in the world. Furthermore, *3before the 2003 U.S invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, *2 the U.S expect to gain very lucrative oil deals from Iraq worth billions of dollars in the coming years. The reason for this is that now Iraq’s oil resources are largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms, such as Shell, BP, and the American ExxonMobil*b. Moreover, according to a White House press release dated November 30, 2013 titled, "Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee”, “Iraq is one of the largest oil exporters to the US, and has plans to raise its overall crude oil exports to 3.3m barrels per day (bpd) next year”, meaning U.S is definitely a large share of the market*b. Iraq’s alleged possessions of WMD and Saddam Hussein’s campaign against the Kurdish population were just false motives to push for a U.S intervention on Iraq’s territory. On the other hand, Rwanda’s genocide was unstopped. The ferocity with which the ethnic majority called “Hutu” exterminated the minority of “Tutsi” shocked the whole world. *4Even though the United States and the United Nations were aware of the preparations for massive slaughter, they failed to prevent and stop the genocide. The U.S did nothing to help the Rwandan emergency and denied international aid by refusing to acknowledge the genocide. Why didn’t the U.S intervene in this case? According to “The Guardian”, “The US had just pulled American troops out of a disastrous peacekeeping mission in Somalia the year before. The Clinton Administration had vowed never to return to a conflict it couldn't understand, between clans and tribes it didn't know, in a country where the US had no national interests.” *c For these reasons, there was nothing valuable enough to persuade the U.S in an intervention in a poor African country, with no relevant natural resources. In fact, *6 Rwanda has no upstream oil industry, and it needs to import oil from Kenya and...

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