American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make peace in a country that is at Civil war.
A civil war is a war fought within a nation between that nations people. By sending peace troops to East Timor the United States is now becoming involved in this nations war. This could cause the United States to go to war. The arrival of multinational troops could bring more violence, destruction, and chaos to East Timor. On the other hand it could also bring protection to the many people who have fled the violence from the Indonesian Militia.
Force should not have to be used to make or keep peace in any country; therefore it is not necessary for American troops to have to risk there lives trying to make peace in a country that won t make peace until they get what they want, INDEPENDENCE. Sending troops into Dili, East Timor may help persuade the people to make peace, but it is not necessary to send all of those troops. Just a few mediators would be sufficient to help make peace. If the nations at battle would just talk they might be able to negotiate a peace treaty and there would be cooperation without more violence. American troops would not be exposed to the violence either.
The United States is a country known for helping other countries in there time of need, and the United States always plays a big role in every country, whatever the situation may be. East Timor is fighting for there independence. The United States should not send more troops to help the Dili militia fight, but send trained people who know how to persuade people to make peace. Then the United States would be setting a good example by not using violence, and would still be protecting the people.
The role of the United States is very important, and the United States has quite an image to keep up. Sometimes the United States does not know what the right decision is, and until they try one of there choices they will not know what the right or wrong decision is.
It is not the United States responsibility to make peace in a country at civil war. It is the nations that are at war who are responsible for making peace in their country. Unless the United States is at war American troops should be able to stay at home with their families. If the United States believe that it is their responsibility to help in some way, than they should help. Even if the United States does send mediators to Indonesia and East Timor they are still becoming involved in that civil war, but they are not using violence, and will not cause any more deaths. The United States would still be protecting the people just by having them talk to each other, instead of the people using force and violence. Any problem can be resolved by talking about it in a mature manner, and no one will be hurt in the process. Someday, it may not be soon and we may not live to see it, but this world will be a Utopia, a perfect place for all. There will be no more fighting or violence, only love and peace. Until that day we must strive to make this world a better place for all generations to come.