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    Jun 9, 2010, 07:58 PM
    Why shouldn't the US help Darfur?
    I'm writing about the genocide in darfur. The question is "why should the united states not help darfur?" and I ran out of ideas so I would like some help please.
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    Jun 9, 2010, 08:47 PM

    What do you have so far?

    Do you have an outline?

    Is this homework?
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    Jun 9, 2010, 09:46 PM
    The United States should not get involved in Darfur Genocide because most of the time we do, we create enemies or get screwed over or have to pay a high price in their part for helping out. For example Bill Clinton went to the Middle East and paid 2 million every year so the Israelites and the Palestinians may have peace with each other and yet the problem still going on right now. The Darfur Genocide has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people but Americans shouldn't risk their lives as well and add to that number. “Darfur death toll is hundreds of thousands higher than reported study” (Kelly Hearn from National Geographic News). Men, fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters, should not be sent to a place which will not be of a good benefit for them. We have already done as much as possible to help other countries and have already sent men and risked their lives. It's our time for a break for once and should not get involved in someone else's problems. The United States is not the only country in the world available for help but we like to pretend or act like if we are the only ones.
    I can see that the people in the United States want to help and reach out for other countries that need our help like Darfur. However, we have our own problems and situations that need to be resolve. This would also cost money and time. Home is where starts. First finish what was started here in the United States, finish it well and then take men to help others. There are many homeless people and children in need of a family, clothes, food and shelter. So why spend the time and money that is needed here at home, to another country? The United States, The European Union, The United Nations, and The African union have all tried to fix the problem in Darfur with peace talks, military forces, and peacekeeping missions but nothing has worked. The United States involvement in Darfur would exacerbate the problem in the area by causing the violence to be directed at the United States troops, ambassadors and citizens. It is time for all nations of the earth to step up and stop waiting for the United States to fix every problem. As a nation, we are bankrupt in part because of our generosity and tendency to meddle in the affairs of other countries.
    Sally Chin a Refugee International worker has noted “The world has given the African Union the responsibility to protect, but not the power to protect.” The African Union has to step up and not only take the responsibility to protect but also take the power to protect. If the African Union would have put a foot down from the beginning nothing of this would have happened and they would not need our help or the help of others. The African Union needs to be strong and need to have the confidence of being independent. They need to resolve their own problem like we resolve ours.
    Lots of people believe that the United States should not be in Iraq, if not why we should go to Darfur. Doesn't the same rule apply? Starvation and Aids is their own problem not Americas. The United States is not anyone's superman. Whenever there is trouble in the world, they call us and expect us to help. When we do help, every American is paying for it with our tax money and the blood of our loved ones. But nobody cares about that. We complain if we do not help a country in need, but when we help we are crying to get out of the situation. Iraq for example, in the beginning the United States wanted to go over there and kill the terrorist but now everyone wants to get out of the country because they saw that it wasn't a good idea after all. Darfur needs our help and so did Haiti, we helped on the holocaust and other things but I never heard that another country helped us with anything. When the hurricane Katrina happened no one came to the United States and help to built house or brought food from their country to give to the ones that needed food. We are not the only country with soldiers, food, and shelter to provide. There is also Canada, Mexico, Germany, Russia, and other big countries that are just watching how we do the work ourselves. Why doesn't Darfur ask them for help instead? The United States can't be the world's policemen. We can't ensure the safety of every woman, children and men. As difficult as it may be to accomplished, people will have to unite within their own countries and take a stand for their needs and rights, and the way in which they want to be governed. It's neither our duty nor responsibility to enforce peace in every nation on earth.
    What is going on in Darfur is unmoral and unforgivable. The crimes are of the charts and unwarranted. However, peace in Africa must be achieved by Africans. The people in Djibouti are fixing Djibouti the people in Kosovo are fixing the problems in Kosovo. The Iraqis are fixing Iraq. Why are we so arrogant to believe that we have all the answers? The “we should do something” attitude gets us into more problems than it solves, and will get us into more problems that we can already see. The worst case was when the United States went to help china and the Soviet Union with billions in military and economic aid in World War II. Within just a few years after the war was won, these two largest nations in the world turn viciously against the United States. Their full political, military and economic support of North Korea and North Vietnam were directly responsible for more than 100,000 United States military deaths, billions in economic losses, as well as two generations of hostility still in effect today.


    Therefore the involvement of the United States in Darfur is an unnecessary need because it would not be with good intentions for the people of Darfur. The United States has no reason to take greater action in Darfur. Doing so would only cause harm to all parties involved: the people of Darfur, our troops, and the people of the United States. One of the symbols of Djibouti is two camels looking in the same direction. This is to symbolize the peaceful existence of two tribes that were ones enemies.


    No I don't have an outline yet and this is due June 11th
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    Nov 13, 2010, 08:08 PM
    It's not that the US SHOULDN'T help Darfur, it's that the US WOULD NOT help Darfur. History shows us that the US only "helps" when it can see a massive and despicable return from it's investment. Read about any international situation where the US was involved that did not result in a massive profit for American corporations.

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