View Poll Results: Does the US have a moral responsibility to combat ISIS

Voters
51. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, it's a moral imperative.

    17 33.33%
  • No, they're not a threat yet worthy of confrontation

    3 5.88%
  • Yes, but only in a limited and supporting role.

    16 31.37%
  • No, it's none of our business

    19 37.25%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 135

Thread: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

  1. #21
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    04-15-15 @ 01:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    459

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Considering how our inane foreign policy blunders created it you might say we do.

  2. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I'd be OK with making it rain on the drug cartels.

    Isn't the Mexican army already in combat with the cartels now?
    Its typically indirect and not high intensity. This would be rooting out.

  3. #23
    Sage


    eohrnberger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    24,953
    Blog Entries
    11

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its typically indirect and not high intensity. This would be rooting out.
    And I think you were referring to something a bit more high intensity action, I believe. Still OK by me.
    the Fix-is-in Bureau of Investigation

  4. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    And I think you were referring to something a bit more high intensity action, I believe. Still OK by me.
    It would be wrath of god time. And then they can get to know our drones.

  5. #25
    Advisor polisciguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    10-30-17 @ 02:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    396

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Self explanatory thread title. What do you say?
    I personally think so because of a couple different reasons. Firstly, of course, there is the blatant slaughter of women, children, and minorities. And we caused a lot of the ethnonational redistribution and instability that has allowed, in part, for some of this to occur. And even ignoring that last part, the strongest country in the world should come to the assistance, in however limited a capacity, to these innocent people. Also, I feel that if we were to ignore this and let it run its course or what have you, we'd be disrespecting the lives lost in the Iraq War. Though I think the war was started for illegitimate reasons, our men and women in uniform worked hard to achieve the goals that we managed to achieve in Iraq, and we lost many a good man and woman in the process. And I think to let all that country crumble, along with these innocent people, is both disrespectful to the sacrifices made by our military and in opposition to the things for which we stand.

    I'd like to note that I can certainly see the non-interventionist side of the issue, and I'm not here to say the points made by the non-interventionist side are invalid. The bulk of conflict in the Middle East can trace its roots to the blow back of foreign intervention. But I do believe that foreign intervention done correctly can right some of the wrongs we have caused, and even if I was hardcore non-interventionist, I don't believe that I could oppose efforts to stop/prevent the killing of innocents on such a massive scale like is being done now. But again, it's just my two cents.

  6. #26
    Professor
    Citizen.Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Seen
    06-18-17 @ 12:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,967

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Genocide is "every little disturbance"?
    That word gets bandied about a lot, but even granting it, yes, it's none of the US business. People in that region apparently want to kill each other en masse, and have so for thousand of years. The Usians interfering only breeds the next generation of those who want to take the fight to American shores. So, unless the USFG wants to perform its own counter-genocide, it's better not to be involved at all.

    One would think the last dozen years would have dampened the enthusiasm for the war drums, but I guess some people never learn.

  7. #27
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,804

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't view it as a moral imperative at all. Just an imperative to kill barbarians. I'm not usually one to support wars, but this is different from what we've seen before. They need to be eradicated.
    But in eradicating them, you radicalize even more Muslims and the problem grows and grows. This is a result of decades of American intervention in the Middle East. We stick our noses where they are not wanted and people get mad. Combine that with a radical religion and people get fanatical. It's never going to get better until we stop provoking them with our presence.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  8. #28
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,445

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    That word gets bandied about a lot, but even granting it, yes, it's none of the US business.
    Keep apologizing for and ignoring genocide, such a "moral" position.

  9. #29
    Professor
    Citizen.Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Seen
    06-18-17 @ 12:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,967

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    No apology needed. Ignoring things not of concern is just good manners.

  10. #30
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But in eradicating them, you radicalize even more Muslims and the problem grows and grows. This is a result of decades of American intervention in the Middle East. We stick our noses where they are not wanted and people get mad. Combine that with a radical religion and people get fanatical. It's never going to get better until we stop provoking them with our presence.
    Although I mostly agree with you, they are already over here and all over Europe, if what I've been reading is correct. I didn't support either of our actions in the ME since 9/11, but this group is a bit different, and they have huge amounts of financial backing, and are even more brutal than what we've been dealing with so far.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •