In newly published survey, students at Harvard University revealed that they think America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS. The results were revealed during an interview by Campus Reform, a self-styled ‘campus watchdog’ for conservative students.

The students were asked by the college blog Campus Reform whether they thought America, or ISIS, is a greater threat to world peace, the answers flooded in from many students at the hallowed Ivy League school.


The country music star John Rich interviews the students, of whom many claimed that America and its interventionist foreign policy is a greater threat than the group of Muslim fanatics, following the latest airstrikes against the so-called ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Since September 22, the US and its allies, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan, have been conducting airstrikes against the ISIS inside the Syrian soil without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. These attacks have primarily targeted Syrian infrastructure, as opposed to successfully combatting ISIS militants.

This came after U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed the authenticity of a video that showed the beheading of American journalist James Foley, which some considered as another false flag to start new war in the Middle East. Several other journalists were killed later, and ISIS has been threatening to kill more if the US continues to intervene in Iraq.

One of the students said:

“As a Western civilization, we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we’re facing now; I don’t think anyone would argue that we didn’t create the problem of ISIS, ourselves.”

Another female student said:

“American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power, we are, at some level, the cause of it.”

In fact, those students are closer to the truth than you may think, at least according to my opinion as a lifelong resident of Syria. Weeks ago, it was admitted by Vice President Joseph Biden that the US government’s policy in the Middle East contributed greatly to the creation of ISIS.

No doubt, it wasn’t just a mistake by Biden to say that US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were behind the flaming the war in Syria, exposing that US was arming al Qaeda-linked groups, included ISIS.

Biden said:

“They (US and its allies) were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens, thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad—except that the people who were being supplied were al Nusra and al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.

Now you think I’m exaggerating. Take a look! Where did all of this go? We could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them.”

Caleb Bonham, the editor of Campus Reform and the one who conducted the students’ interviews, told that the video shows the absurdity behind the bash America fad, he said:

“Unfortunately, too many students think it is intellectual to try and piece together a reason why America is a greater threat than this terrorist organization trying to establish a caliphate through public executions, bombings and beheadings.”

Another student told Bonham:

“We’ve been learning about this recently how much America spends on defense mechanisms alone and it’s really quite astounding compared to any other country in the world really.”

If we consider the fact that CIA was one of the first to consider the idea of using ‘terrorists’ to achieve political purposes in the modern era, we won’t be surprised to know that they funded ISIS at least indirectly.

The Western powers, including US, were aligning with the radical militant groups of Islam, like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan and Sarekat Islam in Indonesia. All these groups are radical, extremist ones.

Even al-Qaeda owes its first breaths of international life to the CIA who funded them in the 1980′s against the late Soviet Union, when Osama Bin Laden was a CIA asset.

The so called ISIS or Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is an “anti-Assad” organization. It’s now occupying a large swath of both countries (Syria and Iraq), specially in the northern region, near Turkish borders.

As a Syrian, I think it’s moving to see such young students have a rational and skeptical perspective about the foreign policy of their country.