So Jack I guess you're not a conspiracy theorist? haha
Genocide has riddled countries, and is still common in some areas. My point being, simple, but I feel effective, is that the overall reason the American military are involved with the middle-east is for it's oil. I'm not saying that they're not helping, they are doing what they can. And once we think all is good and fine, that cycle you have mentioned will inevitably happen once again. A pointless war on terror? Or time well spent swimming with resources?
Maybe i'm stereotyping or being racist here (not my intentions, I believe what I see and hear. Probably influenced by the Media like it or not. Or if I even realize it. The Media is a powerful tool), but I don't feel there is anyway to help them.
Create government, rebels do what they will.
Let's get our hands dirty
I lost interest in what I was saying, excuse me
*I forgot to add that I look forward to reading your reply. Maybe you can give me some other insight? I feel like i'm in the dark with most of my fellow Americans
Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't.