Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

Critical thinking paper:-

write a critical thinking paper in which (1) you mention briefly the background of the Iraq war (the Palestine-Israel conflict, the Cold War wars, and the Afghan jihad of the 1980s), (2) you discuss briefly the a?whata? of the Iraq war (how many U.S. soldiers were killed, how much money was allocated to the war, how military operations were conducted, how many Iraqis were killed or displaced, etc.), (3) you elaborate on the REAL a?whya? and Whoof the Iraq war (whether the United States invaded Iraq to search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, spread democracy into Iraq, control Iraqi oil, protect Israel from Iraq, protect Arab Gulf states from Iraq, destroy an ally of Al-Qaeda, or achieve other objectives), and (4) you discuss briefly the links between the Iraq war and the so-called Arab spring uprisings since December 2010. The critical thinking paper must be formatted as a Microsoft Word file.

Guidelines for the critical thinking paper:-

The critical thinking paper must be based exclusively on the VAST assigned course materials of Topic 5, which is Geographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorismand must focus on the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, especially the background of the war, its causes, its costs, and its a?Arab springa ramifications.
The critical thinking paper must be formatted as a Microsoft Word file and the paper should reflect your own independent and original thought and your own critical thinking and synthesis. The paper should be persuasive and well written. It should be carefully formatted in accordance with the following detailed instructions, which will ultimately help you learn basic and useful word processing skills from Microsoft Word (if you donat know them). The paper should consist of three to four to single-spaced pages, or 1500 to 2000 words. There should be no cover page. The paper should have four paragraphs per page. There should be one space between paragraphs and no indentation. Each page should have top/bottom and right/left margins of 1.2as well as full justification. It should have Times New Roman as the only base font. Each page should have your name and Indiana State University on two lines aligned with the margins as left headers, and the course title and academic term on two lines aligned with margins as right headers. The point size of the headers should be 11, the title of the paper should be centered and should have bold appearance and a font point size of 14, the rest of the text should have a font point size of 12 (except the footnotes whose font size should be 10). The standardized format is designed to improve your writing presentation skills and to help the grader and/or peer reviewer focus more on the content of your paper and not be distracted or influenced by the format (since it should be the same format in all papers). For your references, you must use ONLY footnotes (without bibliography) entered at the bottom of each page according to the Notes [without bibliography] system of The Chicago Manuel of Style Online at: tools_citationguide.html
Keep in mind that I am NOT the author of the assigned materials (books, articles, slides, videos, currents issues in the newsa¦). For example, when you cite a PowerPoint slide, you should provide the source and page number (if any) cited on the slide as well as the slide number and the topic number. Make sure that all your sources can be accessed and verified quickly by the instructor.
The grade of your paper is based on the originality and quality of your understanding and presentation of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003.The grade of your paper is also based on following all instruction guidelines and demonstrating an ability to think critically, reason clearly, and communicate effectively through English writing.

Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

Essay 5 constitutes the culmination of the writing component in this course and must be completed by all students. It should consist of a research project drawing upon (1) your learning (about the environment, geopolitics, oil, Islam, conflict, and war), (2) your critical thinking (about the a?what,a a?why,a a?how,a and a?whoa in the various issues and problems examined), and (3) your own vision (about how to promote a positive relationship between the American people and the peoples of the Middle East). In the previous four critical thinking essays, you were provided with a specific topic and a specific structure. In essay 5, you select your own topic and define its structure (in light of your learning, thinking, and vision). First, you submit a half-page proposal (BY EMAIL to me, not through blackboard) in which you select a topic, you articulate a research question, you highlight its significance and you list five to six sources/references (from the assigned course readings, PowerPoint slides, and videos) used in the preparation of the outline proposal. Second, once your proposal is accepted, you write a three-page (single-spaced, 1500 to 1600 words) essay that follows carefully the format specified in the Guidelines and Instructions for the Critical Thinking Essay included in the course syllabus. Essay 5 is worth 9 points (9 percent of your final grade). It should be persuasive, well written, and well documented.

Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

Essay 5 constitutes the culmination of the writing component in this course and must be completed by all students. It should consist of a research project drawing upon (1) your learning (about the environment, geopolitics, oil, Islam, conflict, and war), (2) your critical thinking (about the a?what,a a?why,a a?how,a and a?whoa in the various issues and problems examined), and (3) your own vision (about how to promote a positive relationship between the American people and the peoples of the Middle East). In the previous four critical thinking essays, you were provided with a specific topic. In essay 5, you select your own topic and define its structure (in light of your learning, thinking, and vision). You are expected to select a clear and specific topic, to articulate a research question, to highlight its significance, and to discuss it scholarly and thoughtfully based on the assigned course readings, PowerPoint slides, videos, and current issues in the news.

Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

Hi again,

This is Geography of Middle East class ENVI 423.

blog:
Watch carefully the Criminal State Documentary and write a concise blog (100 to 150 words) in which you summarize and discuss the central argument made by Jeff Gates in these three short videos.
NOTE: Please dont write more than 150 WORDS.

Video: Criminal State Documentary [how the U.S. was deceived by Israel to wage war in the Middle East] : Jeff Gates along with Anthony Lawson produce this startling new video that is an absolute necessity for every American who genuinely loves his country and knows something has gone very very wrong. In Jeffas own words: What I tell people is that our specialty is enabling people to grasp a?howa? this duplicity operates in plain sight and, to date, with impunity. With that knowledge, they can sort out for themselves Who and Why. Absent that knowledge, theyare left adrift in the domain of conspiracy theorists, hate-mongers and such. We see this knowledge as essential in the transition to the Knowledge Society.

Criminal State Part 1 of 3: A Closer Look at Israels Role in Terrorism: /.youtube.com/watch?vOrkpcbmXAWE

Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

I want you to write 150 words. Please do not write more than that. Please be sure to answer the three elements in the following instructions:

Read carefully PowerPoint slide number four and watch carefully the first short video (part 1 of 3, 10 mn) listed on PowerPoiint slide number 5. Based on these two sources, write a concise paragraph (100 to 150 words) in which you outline (1) how game theory war-planners rely on staged provocations, (2) how a targets anticipated reaction can even be become a weapon in the aggressors arsenal, and (3) how game theory war-planning was applied to have the US attack Libya in 1986 and invade Iraq in 2003.

This is the Power Point Slides link:

Eographies of war, occupation, resistance, and terrorism

Though we have some established facts about the a?whata? of the Iraq war (how many U.S. soldiers were killed, how much money was allocated to the war, how military operations were conducted, how many Iraqi were reportedly killed or displaced, etc.), we continue to debate the REAL a?WHYa? of the Iraq war: whether the United States invaded Iraq to (1) search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, (2) spread democracy into Iraq, (3) control Iraqi oil, (4) protect Israel from Iraq, (5) protect Arab Gulf states from Iraq (6) destroy an ally of Al-Qaeda, or (7) achieve other objectives.

Based on a careful review and synthesis of Topic 5 readings/PowerPoint slides/videos, what is the SINGLE MOST important factor/force that appear to have embroiled the United States into the Iraq war? Who should be held accountable for this war? What should be done to avoid future embroilment of the United States into unnecessary wars (wars of choice)? Present your synthesis concisely in NO MORE than ONE paragraph