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Re: Refugees
Posted By: julian, on host
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 23:46:00
In Reply To: Re: Refugees posted by Faux Pas on Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 07:35:25:

> If we did send in troops as the United States of America -- or even advocated such measures in the United Nations for them to send in the Peacekeepers or to organized a multi-national force -- it would be seen by many in the Arab world as "The United States is forcibly taking out of power these people that want to set up an Islam nation." To do so would openly invite suicide bombers to attend the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, the Super Bowl, or opening day at Disneyland. The inevitable retaliation and the further damage of the US in the eyes of foreign powers is one of the reasons why we should not remove the Taliban -- or any other national government we disagree with -- from power.

Ah, but that's what you get for sticking out your nose because of what you believe is right/wrong. That's a risk one should be prepared to run, whether one is an individual, an organization or a nation.

I agree with your other reason, though. Especially the "right to impose morals" part of it.


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