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    Re: If

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    And if they can't handle it, we should get involved. Without US intervention, WW2 would have ended very differently.
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    Re: If

    You mean, if we knew that a nation was conducting, or wanted to conduct, a genocide, should we (The UN, not necessarily the USA) intervene?

    Something like Bosnia?

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    Re: If

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    And if they can't handle it, we should get involved. Without US intervention, WW2 would have ended very differently.
    Yeah, that was my point, which is why my original comment was "go in at the last second like we did in WWII". In other words, it's not "obvious" that we should go in because other people may be able to handle it (at this point they probably can).

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, that was my point, which is why my original comment was "go in at the last second like we did in WWII". In other words, it's not "obvious" that we should go in because other people may be able to handle it (at this point they probably can).
    The OP was if the situation was exactly the same then yes it would be obvious. We should have gotten involved sooner, less innocent people would have been killed.
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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, that was my point, which is why my original comment was "go in at the last second like we did in WWII". In other words, it's not "obvious" that we should go in because other people may be able to handle it (at this point they probably can).
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    The OP was if the situation was exactly the same then yes it would be obvious. We should have gotten involved sooner, less innocent people would have been killed.
    And more American lives would have been lost.

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    Re: If

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    And more American lives would have been lost.
    That's not a logical assumption, the war may/probably would have ended sooner, so an increase in casualties shouldn't be expected.
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    Re: If

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    If events were unfolding in a foreign land exactly as they unfolded in Nazi Germany, what would you recommend?

    They were, at least similar enough for great concern: It was called Iraq under Saddam. We intervened and quite possibly saved the Mideast from being the flashpoint center of a new world war.

    Many people and nations have condemned us for this. It tempts me to say "Fine... let the next proto-Reich slide and see how everyone enjoys World War III while we sit at home playing Jeopardy."

    (I have a strong suspicion the "next one" may be Iran, but it is too early to be sure. Actually, "too early to be sure" is probably a good time to nip it in the bud.)

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    Re: If

    The danger of Nazism came from the fact they ruled an extremely powerful industrial nation with an excellent military. There have been plenty of rules as bad or worse who simply didn't have the power to cause the same kind of worldwide damage. The calculus requires two parts 1) the strength of the country involved 2) the aggression of the ruling power.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    That's not a logical assumption, the war may/probably would have ended sooner, so an increase in casualties shouldn't be expected.
    No, it's a pretty logical assumption since we would have had to participate in more than just the final battles. We would have been in longer and more people would have died. This was a huge war, an earlier presence wouldn't have been an automatic sooner ending.

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