Why should (or shouldn't) the US be involved in Middle Eastern civil conflicts?

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  1. Miss Info profile image67
    Miss Infoposted 12 years ago

    Why should (or shouldn't) the US be involved in Middle Eastern civil conflicts?

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 years ago

    It's a difficult question. When, how and how much? If we only knew.
    When Hitler started invading European countries, most people in the US thought  we should stay away from problems that were so far away from us.
    So what did we learn from that? The world is 'smaller ' now-- the weapons are much larger and the missiles have a longer range.
    Since the US still has some power we may have to be involved, hopefully with wisdom and insight. I hope someone has some.

  3. Beege215e profile image58
    Beege215eposted 12 years ago

    Just when did we gain the "right" to determine that we are justified in policing the world?  Why are we right and everyone else is wrong?  When did it become a "One World Order"?
    There are and have been many cultures and societies all over this planet and some have been around for hundreds of years, we have no "right" to interfere with any of them. We have no "right" to decide that because they do things differently than we do that they are wrong and we are so much better than they. During the WW's, both I and II, we were asked to come and help so we did. Now we just walk in and insult entire societies because we don't agree with them or their behaviors.  Our behaviors are sometimes wrong, should Iran come here and make sure we change?  Should Germany just send thousands of troops to change our way of life?  Heck no, that would be outrageous, but we do it to others. My personal belief?  We need to back off. Get our troops out of everyone else's business. Stop acting like bullies and bring all of our soldiers home. We have enough problems right here in America, we should not waste our resources (lives and money) trying to change the world to our way of thinking.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    because in the end it won't make a difference and why do people think the U.S has the right to tell other governments to act. it's not like the U.S government is any where near honest.

  5. Felixedet2000 profile image56
    Felixedet2000posted 12 years ago

    The u.s should be involve in the middle east being the supper power or more appropriately put, the world's watchdog. And i really appreciate the tact American authorities use in resolving issues, they do it with human face.

  6. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 12 years ago

    Some of them have the potential to make or already have nuclear bombs. The world doesn't need any more than it already has and the worlds needs to disarm, not proliferate those types of weapons. We need to keep a handle or eye on that kind of thing. Local civil conflicts destabilizing regions with access to wmd can't be good, nor would it be wise to say" it's not my business, because tomorrow it very well could be of vital interest but too late.

    Also there are many human rights issues to be addressed, that you cant just turn a blind eye to.

  7. sam3m profile image61
    sam3mposted 12 years ago

    we shouldn't get involved because we have a talent for picking the groups which wind up fighting us with our weapons in 20 years.

  8. Zubair Ahmed profile image73
    Zubair Ahmedposted 12 years ago

    I say stay out of someone else problems.  The West has always meddled in third world affairs and caused so many problems.  Its time that we realize the mistakes and make mends before its too late.

    Look at what is happening in Iraq, Afganistan,Libya, Syria etc...

  9. profile image55
    peter565posted 9 years ago

    Depend on the conflict and in what way do we get involve.  Issue such as ISIS, the entire world should get involve, because it is a threat.  I am from Taiwan, and for the first time since the 80s, our government send troops to international affair, due to that exact reason.  If we do not have a personal interest in the matter, then we should help others, if it is within our capability and won't cause harm to us via doing so.  Because it make the world a better place and someday, we might need help from others too.


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