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Why does our country feel the need to get involved in other places business? we have enough problems here to worry about

 
peace013

Asked by peace013 at 10:46 AM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Protecting our investments. Study every act of expansionism going back 200 years. We NEVER intervene somewhere we don't have a business interest or an angle on expanding business interests. This is true of every administration, regardless of party or political leanings. We even extorted Europe at the end of WWII to leverage our investments before we'd send them aid. We've ignored atrocities if it made better sense on the business end, and even caused them if the benefit was high enough. (and don't for a second think this is behavior unique to the US - it's the foundation upon which all foreign relations between all nations are built - the very basic notion of trade, but on a massive scale)
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:52 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • it always boils down to money
    if a country has something to offer in $ to us, then it becomes our business
    if the same issue is happpening in a country where there is no money to be had, we look the other way
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:48 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Because we are in business with almost every other country. Where do you think most of our products come from?

    Your car is Japanese. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers - Arabic, your letters - Latin.

    It's all about keeping our business partners happy so we can get a good share of the trade.
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 11:07 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Because we are involved in most everybody elses business and it will effect us in one way or another.
    Not good but that's how it is.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:47 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • partial repost

    And yes, it is the business of the US as well as many other countries. We live in a very global world. What happens in one area of the world can have very profound and devastating effects on other parts of the world. Fine example is the economy.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:13 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Since WW ll we have been the leader of the free world. We are the strongest economically and military.. We have been the only one strong enough to keep the world from having another WW lll. What we do affects the whole world. Our allies look for us to lead.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:30 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Ditto to what was said above. Also, if we waited until America's problems were solved to help other countries, we would never help anyone.
    TikiWiki33

    Answer by TikiWiki33 at 11:15 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Since WW ll we have been the leader of the free world. We are the strongest economically and military.. We have been the only one strong enough to keep the world from having another WW lll. What we do affects the whole world. Our allies look for us to lead.

    This is pretty accurate.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:45 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • That's what I was saying yesterday. I told my dad we need to stop sticking our nose in everyone business and start worrying about our own country and our own problems. My dad said the only reason why we get in everyone else's is becasue America wants control and oil.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:49 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • You know fiatpax you are totaly right i just didn't think about the money part
    peace013

    Comment by peace013 (original poster) at 10:50 AM on Feb. 4, 2011