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  •  I sometimes wonder just how short memories (0+ / 0-)

    inside the beltway are.   Those same people being hurt by sanctions are the very ones we all cheered on for months when they were taking to the streets, defying the government that does the very things we impose sanctions 'for'.

    Sanctions are blackmail, and you never make a friend out of someone by blackmailing them.  They may obey you, but you're simply reinforcing fear, distrust, and hatred.

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