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    Do sanctions work?

    Do they?

    Imo the only time that they work is after many many MANY years of sanctions. And only if it starts seriously hurting those at the tippy top. In the mean time millions of poor people are hurt far far more. So in the short run no they don't. In the long run...only if the upper echelons are hurting.
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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Yes. Sanctions provide a powerful bargaining chip for diplomatic negotiations with countries such as North Korea and Iran, and have for many years.

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Yes they do but;
    Look at Iraq,

    The Iraqi people were left to suffer, like they weren't before the sanctions.
    Saddam just bypassed the sanctions and sold oil anyway, just for cheaper prices.
    Saddam never was able to rebuild his military after Desert Storm.

    They work but on what scale do your rate success.

    I feel that they did help in this case but it isn't seen helping for years when you can look back at what it actually accomplished.

    Sanctions rarely change the way the common people of the country live.
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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Far too contextual depending on country, politics, nature and goal of sanctions, etc.

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Sanctions work great, I think Castro is on the verge of giving up.

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Sanctions work great, I think Castro is on the verge of giving up.
    Im not certain if he runs cuba anymore.

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Im not certain if he runs cuba anymore.
    Castro will run Cuba until he is dead.

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Castro will run Cuba until he is dead.
    Then sanctions wouldnt have worked then...

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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    Sanctions don't work.Those that live high off the hog will just take more from those that don't live high of the hog. So the only ones who are harmed are the poor and opposition.
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    Re: Do sanctions work?

    If history is our guide, sanctions rarely have the effect you would hope for. Castro is still in Cuba, the Imams still run Iran, and North Korea is....well, they're North Korea. The sanctions on Saddam after the first Gulf War did not remove him from power.

    On the other hand, they are preferable to the alternatives of letting them do whatever or a long, protracted war.


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