It happed to fast, therefore the united states couldn"t get involve. Also, for racial reasons, africa was just not that important as other european countries. Along with the fact that africa didn"t have many resources such as oil. Balkan crisis: breakup of yugoslavia at end of cold war, tensions among: serbs, croats, muslims, ethnic cleansing (polite word for genocide, 200k killed, un airstrikes and peacekeeping force of 20k. Us anti-government movement: government seen as threat to liberty, right to bear arms, fear od americans losing sovereignty, ruby ridge, waco, oklahoma city bombing by timothy mcveigh. War on terror: declared war on terror on 9/20. 2001, not war on islam, enemies (cid:498)hate our freedom(cid:499) (cid:498)either you are with us or the terrorist (cid:499, demands bin laden and al qaeda leaders to be turned over. Trying to keep the threat of terrorism out .