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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    So America should not have interceded in Nazi Germany? There's probably a fair amount of people who feel the same. Does it really boil down to "we don't have a dog in the fight", regardless of what atrocities are taking place?
    I disagree. If such a regime were to exist again and steadily gain power, it would be easy to believe that they would one day week to gain dominance over us.

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    Re: If

    Well, Germany destroyed half of Europe and would have surely spread outward had it continued. In modern times we would have to intervene, if only for economic reasons.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Why didn't they do that the first go-round?
    International law forbids assasination.

    Fancy that.

    Allied snipers wanted to take advantage of the capabilities of sniper technology, but were forbidden to do so. There's a little scene in Saving Private Ryan that references this, but I've heard the same thing from veterans of the war.

    I've heard the reasons for it, but when its all said and done, leaders need to be safe from each other. Dying is for the peasantry. Deciding where and when they die is the job of kings.
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    Re: If

    I like this thread. It's got all manner of thought to follow.

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    Re: If

    We should obviously get involved, but not alone.
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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    So America should not have interceded in Nazi Germany?
    The British and French were allies, which is the only reason we interceded. Frankly, I think we were on the wrong side in WW2.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Does it really boil down to "we don't have a dog in the fight", regardless of what atrocities are taking place?
    As far as I am concerned, yes. If it's not our problem to start with, there's no reason to make it our problem.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The British and French were allies, which is the only reason we interceded. Frankly, I think we were on the wrong side in WW2.



    As far as I am concerned, yes. If it's not our problem to start with, there's no reason to make it our problem.
    So you find no moral obligation to your fellow human beings to stop the merciless slaughter of millions of innocent people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The British and French were allies, which is the only reason we interceded. Frankly, I think we were on the wrong side in WW2.
    How so? Is this a mindset where population is 'naturally' reduced by war?

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So you find no moral obligation to your fellow human beings to stop the merciless slaughter of millions of innocent people?
    No. Why would I? Any obligation I might feel toward millions of innocent aliens would be completely overwhelmed by my obligation to the thousands of our own people it would take to stop it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    How so? Is this a mindset where population is 'naturally' reduced by war?
    It's a matter of the Soviets being worse, and the ensuing Cold War being an existential threat not only to the United States, but to all of humanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    No. Why would I? Any obligation I might feel toward millions of innocent aliens would be completely overwhelmed by my obligation to the thousands of our own people it would take to stop it.
    I guess I just see them as innocent people, and don't consider nationalism when doing that kind of math.
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