I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The problem with sanctions, is they do as much harm as good, will Iran suffer some from the existing sanctions? Sure they will, but who will suffer more? The people being hit the hardest is the people of Iran not the leaders, and it’s because of that reason that most sanctions fail in the end.
The very sanctions meant to topple governments rarely work, because it first weakens the people of that country, forcing them into poverty that the government controlled media then blames on the sanctions.
Now I’ve heard it said here many times, we create more terrorist every time we kill innocent people in a drone attack, what are we doing when people have to sit by and watch their son or daughter starve to death, and hear over and over in the media that it’s all America’s fault ???
Sanctions seldom work, and even when they do have limited success, they are just a stalling tactic, as soon as a country agrees to something to get sanctions lifted … they wait a couple of years ….. Then begin again, and once again sanctions are placed against them. It’s nothing more then a game and never do you have a winner or a loser.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers