So many people still believe that sanctions against a Nation that defies the wishes of the US are merely harmless political ploys where no one gets
Iranian doctors, patients and officials say that, in particular, a ban on financial transactions is so effective that even medicines and other
critical supplies that are exempted from the sanctions for humanitarian reasons are no longer exported to the Islamic Republic.
The effect, the experts say, is being felt by cancer patients and those being treated for complex disorders such as hemophilia, multiple sclerosis
and thalassemia, as well as transplant and kidney dialysis patients, none of whom can afford interruptions or delays in medical supplies.
Currency and thus...food:
Western sanctions are compounding the country's economic woes, sending the national currency into a nosedive and making dollars hard to come by.
The situation has worsened significantly in recent months; the latest US and EU sanctions on Tehran came into effect in July. As a result, the prices
of chicken, milk, cheese, bread, sugar and yogurt, among other staples, are now rising almost every day.
What right does the US, or any Nation for that matter have to silently starve a people into submission? Keep medical needs from those that need it? Is
this not a form of torture?
This is simply barbaric IMO but as long as there are no bombs dropping, it's all good right? No dead children on the MSM. No homeless seniors. No
screaming in the streets. Yup, sanctions are the No-Victim way to force a people to their knees.
Wake up. Sanctions are a slow but deliberate form of torture and suffering that is wrapped in a nice soft, acceptable word...sanctions. Kinda rolls
softly off the tongue right? Much more palatable than torture, starvation, murder, suffering...
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