Do people have a right to defend their country from an invasion?

And if so, does that mean that people in Afghanistan have the right to resist the U. S. invasion?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • The constitution gives us a right to stop a country from invading us. Our rights and laws do not extend to foreign land. So our constitution doesn't hold up there. Our government also has to recognize them as "enemy combatants" working for their country as a soldier might, or they get labeled as "insurgents" instead.

    In every war in history where one country might see a villain, another country might see a hero. In one part of the world they might be seen as a pirate, and in another a noble knight. It really comes down to who has power in the location you are at, as to who is recognized as a good guy or bad guy.

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What Girls Said 2

  • I think it's not as simple as that. It depends on how you classify an "invasion". Illegal immigration or people taking over because they don't believe or support a certain ideology?

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  • they have the right.

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What Guys Said 9

  • Let's clear up the temrinology, first of all. Defence is always morally right. The question is, when is fighting against invaders defence and therefore morally right?

    The answer to this question is actually pretty simple. But, in some way, people get confused at the level of international relations. To clarify, let's imagine that you are Italian and you're walking in a street, and suddenly you see one Frenchman assaulting another Frenchman. You go to intervene, and the assailant says, "You have no right to intervene, because we two are French and you are not". Is he right? Of course not. No one has the right to violate another's rights, even if they are of the same ethnicity or nationality or religion or whatever else.

    Applying that to the level of international relations, we can say that, yes, Afghanistan did not have the right not to be invaded by America, even if it had never done anything to America, though of course it had. In other words, any state has the right, though not the obligation, to take over another state simply because that other state is less free.

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  • Yes to both. It is tragedy that America has turned the whole middle east into a playing ball of its power games and thus region ridden by poverty, crime, religious fanaticism and war.

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  • Of course. Do people have a right to attack others unprovoked without being retaliated against, though? No. We were attacked on 9/11, a deliberate unprovoked mass killing of civilians. We retaliated. You can question the methods, the scope, how successful it was, but still that's what it really boils down to. Israeli towns were getting constantly bombarded by rocket fire, deliberate targeting of civilians. They, too, retaliated. How long can people realistically be expected to just sit there and absorb it before fighting back?

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  • im sure they do. but you know what they say, whoever has the bigger gun lol

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  • Has ISIS the right to resist the U. S. invasion of the Near East?

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  • if they want... y not?

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  • One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.

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  • Of course they do, and we have a right to mow them down in the process.

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  • Of course they have the right...

    But the question is, with all the competing violent tribes and nearly sub-human cultures there, who is defending their country and who are simply being violent fucking low-lives trying to establish a tyranny?

    Seems hard to say.

    Oh wait, let me guess... whatever group you belong to are the good guys.

    Uh.

    I say nuke the entire fucking Middle East and turn the dunes of Asia into a sea of glass. It would be best for everyone.

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