posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by SpaDe_
Why... why do they still pretend that sanctions work
? Are they that dumb? Are they just hoping that we're
that dumb? I mean... Hey,
Did sanctions topple Saddam? no, they entrenched him.
Have sanctions impacted Iran's Mullacracy? nope, they became firmly entrenched.
Do the embargoes on North Korea and Cuba hurt the Castro and Kim regimes? No
, they entrenched them.
Does Israel's blockade of Gaza hurt Hamas? NO IT JUST MAKES THEM MORE ENTRENCHED
I'll be honest, it's hard for me to really "take a side" here - Assad's consistently been the most intelligent and reasoned player in the
region... but he's also an oppressive asshat against his own people. So... I guess my only point here is that sanctions don't work,