Even if the country doesn’t specifically ask for the US’s help, but are suffering from a dictatorship and genocide.
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Um, fuck no. Not morally, or politically. South Korea? We spent BILLIONS so they can sit back and laugh at us. Ever been to South Korea? They absolutely hate Americans. Yet, we keep 30,000 troops on their border. The average cost to deploy an American soldier is 40k per year. That’s money we don’t have, our country is buried in debt. A large sum of that debt was brought on by taking care of other countries problems. The Paris Treaty was literally pouring our resources into other developing countries— we didn’t benefit AT ALL. The Middle East? Yes, it’s wrong what’s happening. Is it our “duty” to take care of it? No. More than 20% of our federal income goes to foreign aid.
I hate Donald Trump, but he has a point. It should be America First- the rest of the world prioritizes themselves, why should we be any different?10
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It truly depends on the circumstances, but I would think that it is be more beneficial for the US to help ourselves first before we even attempt helping others.
Last I heard, Puerto Rico had another island-wide power outage, Michigan was no longer offering bottled water to Flint residents, and Oklahoma teachers were not being paid a living wage.
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Let me say this: No one else is doing so. The UN SHOULD be doing something, but sadly certain powers within the UN are completely neutering it
If the US doesn't step in, imagine who else will. Russia? China? Are you okay with that?
Some say that the US not being the world police isn't as extreme as isolationism, but pulling back from where we are now just extends countries with abysmal democratic and human rights efforts to take our place. I don't like it one bit, and we'll eat our words 10 to 20 years down the line.
Are we morally obligated? Yes and no. We weren't exactly the ones that created this mess (that would be Europe) but we have had our selfish days, as well.
Unfortunately it takes a lot of willingness, to understand all the interconnected moving parts, the various nations history of conflict, the risk they impose on destabilization to neighbors, their foreign policy, all the stakeholders involved, people are really naive thinking the US does what it does, purely for its own interest.
The US hardly gets any of its oil for the Middle East, Asia and Europe or the beneficiaries, but indirectly its the global markets and stabilization is why the US has an interest in the Middle East and related foreign policy. Simply being emotional and having a knee jerk reaction is what all the sheeple do, if you really want to get answers, you have to do lots of research and you will find it’s very complicated, trying to keep the peace2
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