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house Bill H.R. 4644

Should the U.S. Support the Peace Process Led by the United Nations in Libya?

Argument in favor

The Libya conflict is both a humanitarian and security crisis. The U.S. needs to take a stronger role in helping all parties reach a peaceful diplomatic resolution to end the violence and promote a safe future for both the Libyan people and the broader Middle East.

jimK's Opinion
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01/06/2020
Yes, our isolationist policies from the rest of the world, our current leadership's notion that our military might means that we are always right and can we can simply enforce our will upon others without allies is short sighted and does not reflect the realities of the modern world. Isolationism may have been appropriate in the 1700's when world communities were not interdependent, but not today. We and other country’s are co-dependent on critical supply lines for resources, production and technologies. We must protect our interests and those of allied nations. It is in our interest to work with allied nations to equitably prevent expansionism of other countries to preferentially exert their influence and take advantage of their neighbors. Turkey has shown itself to be a bad actor in this regard and I feel that their alliance and dependence upon the Russians disrupts the purpose of NATO to the point that they should be removed from NATO altogether. Given that the Libyan’s still see the United States as a fair arbiter of just resolutions, it is an opportunity for the US to re-engage with the U.N. and try to restore some of the faith that the world once had in us. We should be responsible partners in the U.N. and contribute as is warranted and necessary. This would be an important step toward re-engaging the world community in addressing the looming impactful consequences of having ignored the worsening Climate Crisis- and help set the stage for a new US leadership (please!) to tackle the requisite world commitments necessary to forestall and stop the pending global disruptions which will occur otherwise.
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POTUS55's Opinion
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01/06/2020
Peace is always the ultimate desire of every sane person in my opinion, so yes the United States should back this. Also, it would help our standing since we aren’t very popular right now.
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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01/06/2020
Need to try to get peace somewhere. We should help the UN who is actually trying to create peace rather than be like Trump who is going to start WWIII and would not even serve himself. He has no idea nor does he care what a mess he is getting us into with this murder & strikes everywhere. He’s trying to start a war to get re-elected. He has created 3 more articles of Impeachment if the Congress chooses to charge him. GOOD LORD PEOPLE. THIS IS BASED ON LIES JUST AS THE BUSH2 WMDs WERE A LIE TO GET US INTO IRAQ IN THE FIRST PLACE. TRUMP & THE CABINET NEED TO GO.
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Argument opposed

Previous U.S. interventions in Libya haven’t yielded positive results and the current situation can be traced to America’s role in the downfall of the Qaddafi regime, which it had worked to prop up until the 2011 civil war. There’s no reason to think this bill will bring peace to Libya.

Bob's Opinion
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01/06/2020
The United Nations is a corrupt entity and any of its efforts to exploit people in war-torn countries shouldn't be supported.
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AmericaIsARepublic's Opinion
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01/07/2020
The UN is completely corrupt and cannot be trusted for anything. It is no longer necessary. Abolish the UN immediately.
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Gregory's Opinion
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01/09/2020
Nothing for the United Nations we need to get out of that corrupt organization..
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    Yes, our isolationist policies from the rest of the world, our current leadership's notion that our military might means that we are always right and can we can simply enforce our will upon others without allies is short sighted and does not reflect the realities of the modern world. Isolationism may have been appropriate in the 1700's when world communities were not interdependent, but not today. We and other country’s are co-dependent on critical supply lines for resources, production and technologies. We must protect our interests and those of allied nations. It is in our interest to work with allied nations to equitably prevent expansionism of other countries to preferentially exert their influence and take advantage of their neighbors. Turkey has shown itself to be a bad actor in this regard and I feel that their alliance and dependence upon the Russians disrupts the purpose of NATO to the point that they should be removed from NATO altogether. Given that the Libyan’s still see the United States as a fair arbiter of just resolutions, it is an opportunity for the US to re-engage with the U.N. and try to restore some of the faith that the world once had in us. We should be responsible partners in the U.N. and contribute as is warranted and necessary. This would be an important step toward re-engaging the world community in addressing the looming impactful consequences of having ignored the worsening Climate Crisis- and help set the stage for a new US leadership (please!) to tackle the requisite world commitments necessary to forestall and stop the pending global disruptions which will occur otherwise.
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    The United Nations is a corrupt entity and any of its efforts to exploit people in war-torn countries shouldn't be supported.
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    Peace is always the ultimate desire of every sane person in my opinion, so yes the United States should back this. Also, it would help our standing since we aren’t very popular right now.
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    Need to try to get peace somewhere. We should help the UN who is actually trying to create peace rather than be like Trump who is going to start WWIII and would not even serve himself. He has no idea nor does he care what a mess he is getting us into with this murder & strikes everywhere. He’s trying to start a war to get re-elected. He has created 3 more articles of Impeachment if the Congress chooses to charge him. GOOD LORD PEOPLE. THIS IS BASED ON LIES JUST AS THE BUSH2 WMDs WERE A LIE TO GET US INTO IRAQ IN THE FIRST PLACE. TRUMP & THE CABINET NEED TO GO.
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    Oil. Again. It’s always about the effing oil. Not the people, or their suffering. It’s maintaining proxy controls over the oil. I know we probably have too, but Man... F you guys and your warmongering.
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    Yes, but who would trust the U.S. to keep any agreement. The U.S. supporting any UN brokered treaty may be the best way to end it. It will be years before the U.S. will be trusted to keep an agreement from one Administration to the next. We have Trump and Republicans to thank for our current status. The U.S. will carry a stigma for decades. We must rehabilitate ourselves first and that’s our fault. We put this scourge in office with 40 years worth of information on his ethics and morals. Now we are labeled as well.
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    If as a nation we want fewer refugees then we should be willing to rebuild the wartorn places they are from so they can return if so desired. We as a nation should be more than willing to rebuild any nation we had a hand in destabilizing.
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    Despite what this administration shows the world, peace is a good thing.
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    Peace is always the viable option. Stop the suffering of people, not economic policies of money grubbing leaders.
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    We should support the United Nations’ bill for peace in Lybia. The conflict poses a humanitarian and security crisis. We have the ability to help other nations reach peaceful diplomatic solutions to end violence and promote a safe future for both the Libyan people and the broader Middle East. It’s time we start taking the high road.
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    Support peace not trump!
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    Yes please. Let’s work together like we used to.
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    Supporting peace and stopping endless wars, the only ones that benefit are the war machines that spread fear and hate. They are like drug addict feeding both side.
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    Diplomatic efforts, yes. Diplomacy should always be supported in the Middle East. We can't engage physically in Libya; we've already damaged them too much. Do we have an ambassador in Libya? Do we have a top diplomat in place to lead these efforts, since Pompeo is too busy inciting war and reading from teleprompters on television? If we can engage diplomatically and have the resources, then we should.
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    Peace is the goal!
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    No war!
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    We should support the United Nations’ peace mission. And, we need to rein in 45’s lust for war.
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    Peace keeping efforts are always worthwhile, as long as it's not at the end of a gun.
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    Working to support peace has always been an important and humane approach. Today, with the climate crisis, we can't do war any more. All approaches to diplomacy, communication, and conflict resolution must be pursued.
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    I support the UN. Over 45
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