Yes, the US, as leader of the free world, has a responsibility pertaining to events in the middle east, because the rest of the world looks to the United States to be a leader in terms of international relations. If we simply look the other way, other nations will too. But if we stand up to the genocide in the Middle East, other nations will take it seriously as well.
During World War II, the United States really tried to stay out of things at first. However, once Pearl Harbor was bombed, our country seemed to do an about-face and realize that we can't be neutral when atrocities are taking place in other countries. We should be concerned about how other human beings are being treated, throughout the world; in the Middle East, and elsewhere.
Yes,the US has a responsibility pertaining to events in the middle east.Since the US is a world leader and has more resources than many other countries they need to take the responsibility to intervene in the middle east whenever it is possible to preserve world peace on an international level.
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The United States is, in no way, obligated to involve themselves in Middle Eastern affairs. The United States only has interest in the Middle East because of their oil supply, the terrorist groups that are involved there, and to forcibly create "peace" with some of the "rebel" countries. All of these things besides oil is somewhat irrelevant when put against the importance of fixing our economy which is only weakened by being involved in foreign affairs.
The United States isn't the so-called "leader of the free world." India has the world's largest democracy. Second, the only reason America is involved in the Middle East is to protect the massive oil imports needed to maintain the automobiles traveling along American roads. When the oil is no longer necessary, interest in the region will wane.
The US, as leader of the free world, does not have a responsibility pertaining to events in the middle east. There are some issues that the middle east could resolve on their own without the US having to step in and solve the situation themselves. We choose to sometimes overstep our boundaries and make their decisions for them.