DO WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO PREVENT THE MASS MURDER OF PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?
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This is a question of ethics. In order to get to your final answer, I would think that you have to think about a few other questions and your personal answers to them.
The question that I have is: DO WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO PREVENT THE MASS MURDER OF PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?
In order to get to an answer that is defensible a number of sub-questions need to be asked.
Do You Think That All People Share Common Bonds And Are Connected?
Do You Think A Nation's Ruler Or Ruling Body Has The Right To Determine Who Lives Or Who Dies?
Do You See A Difference In How A Nation Proceeds In A Genocide? Poison? Starvation? Guns?
Do We Have A Moral Obligation To Replace Or Depose Leaders Who Commit Mass Murder?
As The World's Leading Superpower, Are We Morally Obligated To Intervene In Mass Murder Situations?
If So, To What Extent Should We Intervene?
How Would This Intervention, If Initiated, Be Paid For?
These are not easy questions and are really not questions that define us as liberal or conservative, good or bad. This is a question of international and geo-political ethics. What do you think? Let's talk about it.