It’s a mystery.
When Islamic terrorists attack America, the UK or Israel, that never deepens the conflict. But whenever the victims of Islamic terror strike back, that “escalates”, “deepens the conflict” or “perpetuates the cycle of violence.”
The only right thing to do is surrender. Here’s CNN.
CNN: Biden risks deepening Middle East conflict with pressure to respond to deadly troop attack
I think the conflict is already pretty deep. The idea that conflicts are two-sided events, a concept beloved to anti-war lefties and libertarians who act like if we didn’t do anything the problem would go away is easily disproven by thousands of years of human history.
Conflicts can be two-sided, but they’re often one-sided. When one side is really obsessed with conquest for, say, theological reasons, the people it’s attacking don’t have to do much of anything. They just have to exist.
After a decade and a half of appeasing Iran, it’s become more aggressive in attacking us, not less so.
Whatever we do, the idea that it’s our response that escalates or deepens conflicts with Islamic terrorists is a distorted Orwellian reading of reality pushed by the Blame America First crowd.