Does the USA have the right to intervene in other countries conflicts, when they can't control their own citizens?

That is because somewhere along the line, their ego has gotten them into much trouble and now they have to prove they are the NUMBER 1 power in the world,, I realize that they are only trying to help troubled countries, BUT so is the rest of the world.... Germany, Canada, Australia, U.K. and the rest of the Europe world.... Time to get their own problems taken care of and let the rest of the world figure it out.... The civil unrest and the black and immigration issues are just simmering....

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So how come everyone is losing respect for Americans? Please don't blame Obama.... This is NOT a political question.. The American people are proving that they are becoming the most violent and murderous people on the planet..... GUNS.GUNS.GUNS....... Look at the murder and jail statistics..... Nothing to be proud of....

Update 2:

So how come everyone is losing respect for Americans? Please don't blame Obama.... This is NOT a political question.. The American people are proving that they are becoming the most violent and murderous people on the planet..... GUNS.GUNS.GUNS....... Look at the murder and jail statistics..... Nothing to be proud of....

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  • bw022
    Lv 7
    5 years ago
    Best Answer

    That would depend upon the conflict.

    Anyone has a moral right to prevent innocent people from conflict, death, enslavement, etc. Preventing a genocide, stopping someone from gassing their people, preventing a costly war between countries, etc. is typically a good thing... if you can honestly do it. The main issue is whether the US can military intervene in certain conflicts and actually save people. Military interventions rarely work as even the US doesn't have the military power to occupy countries indefinitely.

    There are only a few wars in which once a country was defeated it was successfully returned to a peaceful state -- Germany, Japan, and Italy during WWII for example -- and maybe a few peacekeeping missions which actually worked -- say Korea, Cyprus, Kosovo, East Timor, etc. In most conflicts, intervention only stops fighting for a short period of time.

    It is also silly to think that other countries such as Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe do not get involved in foreign wars. Canada has massive numbers of peacekeeping missions as does Australia. France was in Vietnam and still in many African countries. UK had the Falklands, plus many African and Middle-Eastern countries.

    • OMIJEN
      Lv 6
      5 years agoReport

      Thank you for your insightful thoughts... Nice to have someone of intelligence answer and not be insulting..... :-))))

  • Since the eighties our culture has been consumed by greed, Solid honest living just is not good enough for us any longer. Since we can use quantitative easing to make more money to pay for the government spending there is no limit to our military spending or our bailouts and subsidies to the few that support the politician class. War and foreign occupation is just another way to launder the money and get it into the right hands. A few human lives are inconsequential.

  • 5 years ago

    Yes. For example: It doesn't make sense for the US to wait for the jihadis to attack us again. Since they're all going to be killed anyway, it makes much more sense for the US to kill them where they stand instead of waiting until they reach the US. Make sense?

    As for the other countries you've listed, and Europe in general, they do wonderful humanitarian work in other countries. There is no doubt about that. When it comes to military and security matters, however, there is only one indispensable nation.

    • EdWinter
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      P.S. I happen to own quite a few guns, and have a few British and European friends who do as well. Can you tell us how you feel about that?

  • 5 years ago

    When a country asks for the US to help them, then the US has the right to do so, such as in the case of Afghanistan.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yes, because the USA always know who needs to be killed

  • M
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    The country has to request the help.

    • EdWinter
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      Dear Ms. OMIJEN: May we assume you are posting your feelings on Russian and Chinese websites, tool?

  • 5 years ago

    You should ask the countries who beg for our help that.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Why do you want the USA to control their citizens? That's not freedom.

    • Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      How do you justify not wanting the government to control us? Is that a trick question?

  • 5 years ago

    No.... not that that's ever stopped us before.

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