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  •  may I ask what about China? (1+ / 0-)
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    sara seattle

    They are pretty successful so far by allowing a measure of economic freedom.

    and sanctions worked in South Africa b/c pretty much every industrialized nation supported it, Cuba deals openly with the other 200+ nations on earth, their economic problems arose b/c as part of the soviet empire most resources in the island were directed to sugar cane production, without the soviets purchasing the sugar at inflated prices their income came crashing down and without foreign investments they can't develop new sources of income, case in point the tourism industry (lead by Spain) that enjoys an slave like work force courtesy of the Castro's

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by IamTheJudge on Sat May 24, 2008 at 10:50:35 AM PDT

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    •  You may ask about China (1+ / 0-)
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      Deoliver47

      I would slap sanctions on China too for their many human righs violations, Obama's not going to do that, because there is a huge bisiness community here that wants to do business with a billion potential customers.

      •  see my comment down thread (1+ / 0-)
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        Deoliver47

        I agree with you, from the workers perspective China is a return to Dickens' Great Britain

        "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by IamTheJudge on Sat May 24, 2008 at 11:23:33 AM PDT

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