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View Poll Results: Is military intervention sometimes justified?
No, never. Basically. 2 20.00%
Yes, it is. The consequences of not intervening are generally greater. 8 80.00%
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #1

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Is military intervention good or wrong?


The question speaks well for itself. I'm primarilly thinking of humanitarian grounds.

Choose the best option. It's never easy.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #2

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militarily there is more than one type of intervention. Small to mid scale surgical strikes to assist an ally can pay dividends, but if you mean invasion, recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to caution against such moves.

In relation to humanitarian matters intervention can again mean anything from blankets to invasion.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #3

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Since you only included polar opposites, then I abstain from voting. I would propose a third option-Sometimes the lesser of two evils.
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Since you only included polar opposites, then I abstain from voting. I would propose a third option-Sometimes the lesser of two evils.
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Why not evaluate it on a case-by-case basis, rather than trying to make a blanket statement?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #6

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It's asking if it is sometimes justified. Either it never is justified or is sometimes justified.
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Since you only included polar opposites, then I abstain from voting. I would propose a third option-Sometimes the lesser of two evils.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #8

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Wouldn't polar opposites be: always justified - - - - - - never justified?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #9

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Since you only included polar opposites, then I abstain from voting. I would propose a third option-Sometimes the lesser of two evils.
Exactly.

I was to make 4 options, but ended up with Yes - Yes - No - No
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Old November 13th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #10

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The question speaks well for itself. I'm primarilly thinking of humanitarian grounds.

Choose the best option. It's never easy.
It might be called for, so long as my country isn't doing it and someone
else is taking the lead for a change.
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