Flaring Chaos: US Continues 'Bombing Spree' in Middle East

© AP Photo / Lefteris Pitarakis, FileIn this October 22, 2014, file photo, thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.
In this October 22, 2014, file photo, thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. - Sputnik International
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Following the terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkish newspaper Milliyet began to question the purpose of US airstrikes across the Middle East if terrorists only seem to have become stronger.

Expressions like 'a malicious attack' and 'a flagrant act' that are used in the headlines to describe the recent horror in Istanbul have lost their effect on people, according to Melih Aşık.

After the explosion Turkey's PM Ahmet Davutoğlu said that “Today's act is caused by the breach in Syria,” and “the biggest source of terrorism is the civil war in Syria.”

Melih Aşık in his article for Turkish newspaper Milliyet wrote that the question remains as to which forces and countries caused the breach in Syria and what the government's stance was while this was happening.

​He also mused over whether the Turkish government along with the Western powers contributed to the war.

“If we could travel back in time, would we then support the opposition in Syria? Moreover these questions were addressed when the government took the first steps when inquired of these issues. The terrorist’s atrocities don't help in answering, only create more hate and incite anger,” Aşık wrote.

​In similar context, Micah Zeko, an expert at the Council of Foreign Relations think-tank, added up that the US dropped 23,144 bombs on 6 Muslim countries in 2015. Those countries are: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan.

​According to the expert it was stated that 25,000 Daesh militants have been killed in the last 17 months. The CIA says there were 30,000 militants in 2014. The number is still 30,000; it seems that this pattern never changes.

"It's a known fact that the Taliban is growing and gaining more power in Afghanistan. One big question then remains: what's the purpose of US airstrikes if terrorism only grows?"

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