posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:06 PM
It almost sounds as though history is repeating itself...again. I had forgotten how long that Iraq was under sanctions, but according to this article
it was around 10 years, and the only ones who suffered were the Iraqi people. The irony is that those sanctions were supposed to isolate the Hussein
regime, but it actually drew the people into even more government control since what food and goods were available were rationed by the government.
We have all been witnessing the way the US has been handling the sanctions against Iran, which after the initial UN sanctions, the US initiated their
own. This same tactic was apparently used on Iraq, with the US leading the way over the objections of the majority of the UN security council. We
have been seeing objections being raised recently by Russia and China to the unilateral US sanctions after they agreed to UN sanctions.
This is a very interesting article in how the US not only sought to stop production of the alleged WMD's, but even went after Iraq's education system
and even certain foods such as eggs, since they could provide the capability of producing chemical and biological weapons. Those are but 2 examples
I can't help but wonder how far the US is prepared to pursue Iran. It would not surprise me if those same tactics used on Iraq, will continue with
Iran, and at least in my opinion, Iran will likely be pursued at least to the same extent as Iraq.
What have we learned over the years with the use of sanctions? They seldom achieve the desired end, unless that end is to punish the people of a
nation, as the governments themselves are more able to ride out sanctions.
(visit the link for the full news article)