Someone told me that it's a duty of the Western man to civilise folks in non-Western countries, to teach them about human rights and to explain that sowing off heads with a blunt knife isn't really a good pastime. We also should intefere in their armed conflicts to restore peace and prosperity.
Which reminds me of a sci-fi story I read in my youth. Two locals in the South American desert are shooting at each other for the possession of a well. Suddenly a flying saucer lands and an alien comes out. He tells the adversaries that shooting at each other is really NOT NICE and that all men should live in peace and harmony. He tells them he is a space alien and they think he is an American. The alien further preaches about pacifism, non-violent conflict resolving skills and the brotherhood of men. They keep shooting at each other.
Finally the alien has enough, he picks up his own blaster and after destroying a couple of lone trees/rocks (don't remember what it was exactly) tells the men he'll kill them both if they don't stop fighting. This time they obey. The alien steps into his flying saucer and flies away. The local men resume shooting at each other.
Well, what do you think?