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    Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    1) Iran
    2) Syria
    3) China
    4) Maybe, but unlikely.
    5) No, not that I can think of.

    Afghanistan and Iraq purposely omitted as we are already involved in those. Also, I'm presuming something in the interest of literal self-defense would be a given, though I know some would oppose even that.

    Me? Barring literal self-defense, right now, I cannot envision any war I'd support.
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    no. global police actions should be a role of the UN with all member nations participating. ideally, Syria would have been helped in this way, but veto powers prevented it. that's something we should address.

    right now, we need to be nation building at home. our presence on the world stage should be in a humanitarian role.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no. global police actions should be a role of the UN with all member nations participating. ideally, Syria would have been helped in this way, but veto powers prevented it. that's something we should address..
    How? an inevitable flaw of multilateralism is that most countries are run by sociopaths.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    The name of country isn't what matters, its the specific circumstances behind the war. Attacking Libya would have been moronic if there hadn't already been a mass uprising. Generally speaking, it makes much more sense to join in a war someone else starts than initiating the conflict. Most wars waste considerable amounts of blood and money and have no tangible gains even for the winning side.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    How? an inevitable flaw of multilateralism is that most countries are run by sociopaths.
    i meant that we should address veto powers, especially in situations in which dictators are killing large segments of the populations of their countries.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i meant that we should address veto powers, especially in situations in which dictators are killing large segments of the populations of their countries.

    I'm sorry, how is that *OUR* problem what crazy dictators do in other countries?
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm sorry, how is that *OUR* problem what crazy dictators do in other countries?
    humanitarian crises are a UN problem. i don't support mostly unilateral US interventionist police actions, however. if it needs addressed, it needs to be addressed by a global body, not one nation.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    humanitarian crises are a UN problem. i don't support mostly unilateral US interventionist police actions, however. if it needs addressed, it needs to be addressed by a global body, not one nation.
    Then the UN can send out their own troops on their own dime. The U.S. needs to stop playing the world's policeman.
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then the UN can send out their own troops on their own dime. The U.S. needs to stop playing the world's policeman.
    The UN has troops of its own now?

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i meant that we should address veto powers, especially in situations in which dictators are killing large segments of the populations of their countries.
    So who gets to decide when/if to act?
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 08-14-12 at 05:49 PM.

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