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Unread 2013-03-06, 10:38 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by phreakdna View Post
it worked pretty well against Iran and Iraq but we didn't follow up with support. it can be argued that sanctions against Gadhafi did some good once the uprising started...

Cuba (imo) was more about curbing their ambitions to be involved in international affairs (which they weren't). I would agree that they should be lifted in Cuba but with NK (again imo) the sanctions are as much about limiting their trade in general because they have nuclear tech that they would presumably sell to just about anyone.

sanctions can do a lot of good but they need to have a defined purpose or they simply become punitive without reason.
So why not lift them and see if presumptions are correct? Sanctions can always be reinstated.
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