reply to post by Alternative4u
Gave you a start, but that was the old system. Sanctions did not work because most nations never respect them, they depend on the target and interests
of those that would help circumvent them.
Russia has learned a hard lesson in Iraq, and at a cost. In Syria Russia would probably boycott the sanctions but not on Iran.
Iran has been in a de facto unilateral sanction from the Anglo-American interests for a very long time, since the Ayatollahs came to power, their
insulation and extremism was constructed out of that more than anything...
The only wild card here continue to be China and other BRIC nations that will suffer to very little gains (and even geopolitical and economical
losses). I'm with you that the sanctions will not work but the play-field is not the same as it was Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iraq are out of the game.
Russia has learned to be more pragmatic on the horses it backs, if it were to act it would already had done something regarding Syria, so it is not
only the play-field but the players that have been managed in a position that to a point will help the Anglo-American interests like never before but
they have not closed every gap.
I fully expect for China to smell the roses, and not be distracted by the noise regarding some inlands to see the huge play it can make in this arena,
even if under cover using North Korea. The soon China gets the Anglo-Americans out of Saud-Arabia the better they and the world will be...