posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:25 AM
Is this true that sanctions have never worked
I admit ignorance here.
I will offer my little bit of speculation:
If it's true that sanctions have never "worked" then one must ask why they have been retried over and over.
People claim incompetence in policies, but I think the truth is often an ulterior agenda which does work.
So a basic military strategy is to attack your enemy when they are weak.
Sanctions weaken your enemy!
You can claim that you tried "civil" means against a perceived enemy, and once these pressures fail, you attack them directly.
It works to rally up people to support such operations. Instead of just bombing the hell out of them off the bat, you claim to be the "good guys".
If they actually do "work" for once, awesome! I'm guessing that they don't actually expect the Iranian regime to comply, rather their version of
"work" would be to cause a revolution and sway the coming order towards western agendas.
It seems to me that this stuff isn't in the least black and white, rather layered, yet with ultimate goals in place. How they get there can be tricky