Like siege, sanctions never affect the local government structure. The poor and disenfranchised are the only ones affected. Lil Kim eats just fine in North Korea. Hamas too. You are not going to get farmers and shopkeepers who are unarmed to overthrow people with guns. Even during the French Revolution, the peasants had weapons available. Not so in Gaza. Bush made sure Hamas would flourish just fine.
Russian PM Medvedev says the use of ground troops in Syria could result in world war (AP)
from the article: Living with sanctions
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