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  •  Russia and China have a veto regardless (0+ / 0-)

    Imposing sanctions on Russia changes nothing.  In any event even the three of them together are a relatively small "second bloc" that won't seriously challenge the regular global economy.  Yes, it will reduce the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia and Iran, making it easier for both to flaut international law.  However, Russia tried the alternate bloc strategy once before when it was considerably stronger.   It didn't work very well.  This certainly won't be unseating the US soon

    Still the concerns over this alignment shouldn't prevent the US from taking steps to keep nuclear weapons from Spreading in Iran or to block Russia's imperial ambitions. Sometimes we ought to simply do the right thing

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