Are we at war with ISIS? For sure ISIS is at war with us. Unfortunately we don’t get to choose how the enemy fights. We use bombs and drones against them and they use terrorism against us.
For mid east wars it is not actually the U.S. military that is engaged. The U.S. Army as it is used today is a branch of the Army of the Deep State. The Deep State owns all of the most powerful nations and determines what fighting is done in the mid east.
U.S. troops are not actually fighting for freedom. They are fighting for corporate profits, mostly energy related.
ISIS is misguided in attacking citizens of Deep State countries. U.S. citizens, for example, have absolutely no control over what the government does. Citizens of Deep State nations do die in small numbers due to terrorism, but Americans may die in the millions if war breaks out with one or more of the non Deep State nations like China or Russia.
For years the Army of the Deep State has been the true aggressor in world military conflicts. The goals and aspirations of the Deep State are the actual cause of military and civilian casualties.
ISIS wrongly believes ordinary Americans have control over government. We must protect ourselves against terrorism regardless of the motives of the terrorists. The true cause of casualties is the agenda of the Deep State in the mid east.