Sanctions, do they work???

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    End Dangerous Sanctions Now; Peace Through Free Trade | Libertarian Party

    It literally seems that USA foreign policy deals out sanctions like cards being dealt in a poker game. Problem is the sanctions inevitably lead to war not peace. I'm not anti war when war is needed, but this playing world cop by the feds has gotten way out of hand in my opinion. Other than protecting trade routes the USA's jurisdiction ends at our international boarders, at least from a constitutional perspective. Anyone else see a problem with the feds foreign policy of sanctions & preemptive strikes(shades of nazi Germany!)???
     
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    Sure they work! They're designed as non-military attacks and they are HIGHLY effective.

    That they lead to 'blowback', intended or not, is all part of the plan...
     
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    They work as a galvanizing tool to create nationalistic fervor in our enemies.
     
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    China not co-operatin' with sanctions regime...
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    China won't stop importing Iranian oil
    March 21 (UPI) -- China's importation of Iranian oil is not in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
    See also:

    11 countries exempted from Iran sanctions
    March 20th, 2012 - Eleven countries, including Japan and European nations, have significantly reduced their Iran oil purchases and should not be subject to new U.S. sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Congress Tuesday.
     
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    Ideally, sanctions keep the bad guys from making money to do more bad things.
     
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    Your statement is a product of the propaganda machine. In reality only the poor are affected by sanctions. Those in power will still just steal what they want. Sanctions are social engineering at its worst because they are an attempt to put pressure on regimes by creating unrest among the masses by the inducement of economic hardship. They are economic terrorism because they target innocents.
     
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    No Sanctions do not wOrk Iran is still developing nuclear capabilities, Middle East/African countries are still abusing human rights, Cuba is still a communist state. The only thing that sanctions do is make countries poorer
     
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    Your statement is a product of my foot in your ass.
     
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    Wow, I hope you didn't spend all night coming up with that comeback. Next time call a third grader, it will save you some time.
     
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    Shit. I thought it was pretty good myself. LOL
     

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