The war on terror has its peculiar and undesired effects. Here is a weird example: After 9/11 USA put together a list of persons and organisations with possible connections to terrorism. One of those was a bank-like organisation for fundings in Somalia. Three persons (Swedish citizens) in Stockholm worked for this organisation. UN accepted the list from USA and enforced sanctions according to it. (For the first time sanctions were issued on induviduals). These sanctions meant that all monetary assets should be frozen. So Sweden, a member of U.N. blocked the personal accounts of these three individuals and let them starve to death. Well, they didn't die. People helped them (thus comitted a crime too by helping possible terrorists). In a breif time the network was dropped from the list and UN removed the sanctions from two of the individuals. But the third one had a "strange nickname" and FBI hesitated to remove him. So his sanctions are still in effect. (FBI resources had like 40 seconds to evaluate each individual, so I guess it was just a check in the margin that sealed this guys fate) Sweden follow UN sanctions and this poor fellow can't make a case anywhere, there are no charges of anything and he is not suspected of any crime. But he can't have money! Swedish diplomats law-abiding-into-stupidity are working to change UN policy so that sanctions on individuals should some how be processable. Not the fastet way to go? Also they try to get FBI to remove this guy from the list, without disturbing them too much, - FBI is busy theese days. Okay, his life is devastated and it is really sad, but I can't help laughing, or at least smiling. Anyone read Kafka? If this happened to me I would go outlaw, - betrayed by my own country! Even convicted terrorists are fed by their captives! Anyway this is an example of how desicions made in USA spawns to everyday life accross the globe.