Foreign Human Rights Violations Analysis

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With the recent attacks on Christians by Isis, people have been wondering whether or not America should step in militarily for those whose rights are being consistently violated. However, the U.S. should not militarily step into foreign human rights violations; the U.S. must prioritize its own citizens. America shouldn’t step into foreign human rights violations so that we can prioritize what is best for American citizens.

The historical precedents set by previous American wars support only joining wars when we are directly threatened. In WWI, Germany took the “Sussex pledge” during WWI saying that they would not engage in unrestricted submarine warfare, but since America was aiding the Allies with supplies, Germany considered America to
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A telegram was intercepted that contained Germany’s rally for an alliance. Since Germany had tried to form an alliance against America, and since so many Americans had died, America was pulled into the war. We did not originally join the war to rally with the Allies; we were staying out of the war until our safety was threatened. (U.S. Entry). Also dealing with the ethics of warfare, many people think that America joined WWII to end the what is now known as the Holocaust. America stayed out of WWII until we were directly attacked by Japan. We did not get involved to end the Holocaust; it only became a goal after we had already joined the war. America joined the war as a response to the catastrophic Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, which was a direct and deadly attack on America. (AMERICA). We didn’t know much about the Holocaust until we were already in the war; we didn’t understand its full severity until after the war was over. Just like most wars, we did not get involved in WWII for purely ethical reasons; we got involved for political reasons. Another example of this is when America joined the Vietnam War. America supposedly joined the Vietnam War because South Vietnam asked us to. While this seems like America was joining for ethical reasons, we know that we had our own …show more content…
Ian Bremmer is a political writer for the International Interest. He specializes his writings on American politics, and this is what he had to say about the number of wars America is in, “In a democracy, no president can sustain a costly and ambitious foreign policy without public support. In America today, that support just isn’t there” (Bremmer). Americans are beginning to show more and more of a disdain for war. America is sucked into war after war, and the American people are tired of it. America is involved in more conflicts than just the ones that have been declared wars. We are involved in more military conflicts than just the declared wars, so America is technically involved in many more wars than people realize. Modarressy-Tehrani is a trusted writer for The Huffington Post, and she described war count as higher than previously thought. She wrote, ”And, granted, we 're not only talking boots on the ground. It 's our money, our weapons and - more often in recent weeks - our Secretary of State, engaged in high-stakes diplomacy to uneven results. At his last count, investigative journalist Kevin Gosztola put the U.S. war count at 74” When we understand the political strain of 74 wars on Americans it is no wonder that American support for wars is dropping. We can’t keep supporting wars. The idea of adding any more wars to the already lengthy list is absurd. American people have lost the will to support wars, and wars are pointless without the

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