Last month, three teams of ISIS assailants detonated bombs and opened fire with fully automatic machine guns in the middle of Paris, France, killing 130 innocent people. The world stopped for a moment and everyone remained shocked at the events that took place on European soil.
ISIS, also known as ISIL, Islamic State, or Daesh, is currently the biggest, most well funded terrorist group in known history. They control most of Iraq and Syria at the moment, and have brought about too much devastation. A full-blown war against them has not yet begun, though it is definitely inevitable following recent events and other factors. Here are ten reasons why.
Following the attacks in Paris, French president Francois Hollande took to the news to announce he considered these attacks an “act of war.” Following the announcement, France became involved in targeted air strikes against ISIS in Syria.
According to international law, violent action against another state is not allowed, even if the state is unable to control extremists within their own region. This makes war difficult, but not impossible. France can invoke Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, which means the White House can treat the Paris attacks as an attack on the United States. This would mean full-scale intervention.