Did the U.S do the wrong thing for the right reason in the middle east

Posted by: tajshar2k

I'm referring to all the wars, coup d'etats, etc...

  • Yes, It was terrible but we did it for the right reason.

  • No, We totally screwed everything up, it wasn't our business.

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53% 8 votes
  • We do so much for Israel and they do nothing for us. I would like to point out that the middle east was screwed up before the USA got involved, but it still wasn't our business.

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Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-26T12:19:02.3662041-05:00
It is not going to war that is the problem, it is how you fight it.
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-26T12:36:05.8119528-05:00
What were the right reasons America intervened?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-26T12:47:36.9604076-05:00
Well that would take a while, the reasons changed depending on the war. I believe the first intervene after WW2 was to prevent russia from taking over the ME.
tajshar2k says2015-04-26T12:53:48.7003794-05:00
Keep the Soviets from invading Afghanistan, and turning it into a communist regime. Kicking the Taliban out of power in 2001
komododragon8 says2015-04-26T13:17:40.8611402-05:00
Despends on which war/coup. Some were justified, like the war in Afganistan, Iraq is a little more sketchy as to reasons why, the coup in Iran was not justified as the person who rose to power was a brutal dictator, and the support of the Mujahideen was a mistake as the Taliban would come from them..
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-26T13:26:43.6076984-05:00
So what the Americans done in Afghanistan was good? Is Afghanistan a thriving nation now? NO maybe it would be better now if it was communist. You cant say stopping a country turn communist is a good thing if the country is currently like Afghanistan.
tajshar2k says2015-04-26T13:31:15.7687876-05:00
It was more about preventing communism from spreading to more countries. Frankly, Afghani's didn't like communism (they practice atheism), and the CIA merely took advantage of that.
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-26T13:33:25.0476450-05:00
Afghani's don't like America but it still invaded.
tajshar2k says2015-04-26T13:41:32.2167943-05:00
If your referring to the 2001 invasion, then we invaded because the Taliban were protecting Osama bin Laden. So, in order to kill bin Laden, we had to fight the Taliban.

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