#1
Basically, just watching a film called Hotel Rwanda, and it got me thinking.

How much should countries intervene in other countries affairs? In the film, there are atrociously horrible acts occurring on a national scale, and I was just wondering how much you feel intervention from another source, (i.e. country, governing body, charity, whatever) is warranted?

I am conflicted on the matter, though I have my own opinions, and was just wondering what the good old Pit reckoned.
#2
It's easier said than done, but I would say that unless the conflict poses a future threat, or is a direct threat to the U.S (or wherever you're from) than we should not intervene. But, for example, if Russia is bombing Cuba, where we get our cars from (just an example) then we should intervene, since Russia is interfering with our economy.
#3
I think if the people are making an effort to take back their country and ask for help the international community should not deny them.
#4
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It's easier said than done, but I would say that unless the conflict poses a future threat, or is a direct threat to the U.S (or wherever you're from) than we should not intervene. But, for example, if Russia is bombing Cuba, where we get our cars from (just an example) then we should intervene, since Russia is interfering with our economy


That scenario could very easily happen.


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#5
I wrote a paper this year that qualified when a country can intervene in another sovereign state's affairs.

I contested that intervention can only occur when there is widespread acts of willful violence that oppresses entire groups of people (including purposeful starvation) and that intervention CAN'T occur if the violence is based in religion or cultural paradigms for most of the time.

Oh, and that the motive for intervention must be COMPLETELY altruistic.
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#7
If it's an incredibly one-sided oppression or genocide of a certain group, then yes I support foreign intervention. However, if there is something like a civil war with pretty much equally armed and trained sides, then let them deal with it.
#8
I believe that the nations, with the ability to, have a responsibility to protect the basic human rights of the citizens of Earth. Beyond that, though, I really wish we would stop fighting wars for oil and spite.