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    • David Turner
    • 14.02.10 | 15:23 (IST)

    There has never been a doubt that the US position of dependence on sanctions would never work. According to a recent NY Times article, "the list of [Iranian] sanctions is [already] six pages long. But none have accomplished the central goal." Not surprising since, the article continues, "North Korea, Cuba and Myanmar have been economically isolated for decades, with little effect." No, the real reason is that the US has been squirming out of a new ME confrontation since the problem rose for Bush in Iraq. According to a senior White House official, "This [sanctions policy] is about driving them back to negotiations, "because the real goal here is to avoid war.? But if war is an extension of diplomacy, what is diplomacy without the threat of war? Dan Halutz, former IAF commander is not just an outsider to IDF decision-making. When asked about Israeli [political] leaders' vows to "take care" of the perceived [Iranian] threat, the former IDF Ramat Kal said,

    from the article: Sanctions alone won't stop Iran's nuclear work
    First published 02:17 14.02.10 | Last updated 09:09 14.02.10
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