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i just love talking about subjects and sharing what i have to say and my grandma always told me it don’t hurt to ask questions. i love you and miss you g-ma

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gorillapaws's avatar gorillapaws said

There are several reasons why we should care about other countries going to war. First, is that Israel is our ally, so we’ve signed treaties committing our country to helping them if they get attacked. Maybe you think we should abandon all treaties, but it’s nice to have military allies to cover our backs. They are also a very key trading partner for us and generate a lot of money for US companies.

Second is that a conflict like Egypt and Israel could easily escalate to a World War size if we did nothing to intervene. If this were to happen, the US would eventually get sucked in anyways. We tried to stay out of both World War 1 and 2, and both times we were eventually threatened and we had no choice but to get involved (the Japanese bombed us at Pearl Harbor in WW2, and we intercepted a transmission from Germany trying to convince Mexico to invade the US in WW1). You can try to stay neutral, but with a country as large/powerful as the US you can’t remain neutral forever, so it’s better to prevent the conflict from happening in the first place, or try to help it end quickly (as we did recently in Libya). This ends up being much cheaper than big, expensive, drawn out wars, like in Iraq (or heaven forbid another world war).

Lastly, we don’t live in a vacuum. It’s easy to pretend that the people “way over there” don’t have anything to do with us here, but they really do. If Egypt and Israel ever got into a major war (especially with nukes) the price of gas could be like $20 / gallon or more. If that happened, our economy would melt down (MUCH worse than in 2008), and the amount of debt the US would be in would make what we’re facing now seem small.

March 20th, 2012