Title: Conflict Diamonds (aka: Blood Diamonds)
CodeName_Targeter - January 8, 2006 06:54 PM (GMT)
Recently, we had to do a short research project on Conflict Diamonds. For those of you who don't know, conflict diamonds are mined in Africa, usually through forced or slave labor, and are sold to help fund illegal activites. It's impossible to tell if a diamond is a blood diamond just by looking at it.
Anyways, the question that my teacher asked us was if the USA should get involved and try to stop this. I'm curious as to what you guys think.
Durell - January 8, 2006 07:02 PM (GMT)
Erm, if the USA should go and stop it? how exactly should they do that?
I'll really hope your teacher meant in a peaceful way. I think a good way to stop this "blood diamonds* is to not deal with the countries anymore. But then the situation there won't get better either. The best way to stop that is help an underdeveloped country develop.
Jesina Dreis - January 8, 2006 10:10 PM (GMT)
Honestly, that should be left to the UN, and if anything is done by the US, it should be with the UN. Which means Bush should stay as far from it as possible, because his respect for the UN is by now quite well known.
Selina - January 8, 2006 10:20 PM (GMT)
I honestly can't answer the question because there isn't enough information. What would be done to stop it? Military actions? A block of imports? What would be the result of these actions? Would the people we'd be trying to save from slavery be harmed as a result?
Jesina Dreis - January 8, 2006 10:21 PM (GMT)
Well, it was asked by a teacher, so s/he probably wanted the kids to come up with things that could be done...