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Subj: Re: So the board's being pretty quiet. Could it be because of the state of things
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 at 06:02:31 pm EDT (Viewed 185 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So the board's being pretty quiet. Could it be because of the state of things
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 at 05:32:42 pm EDT (Viewed 192 times)
So LGDB are you suggesting, we shouldn't have imposed sanctions on Russia to punish them for an unprovoked attack on a sovereign democratic peaceful nation?
LGDB: Yes. But more importantly, I'm asking why are the illegal wars of the Russians worth disrupting the global supply chains and increasing food insecurity of millions of people around the world, but the illegal wars of the Saudis in Yemen are fine and as a matter of fact we're fine with selling them weapons to prosecute it?
And BTW, you do realize it takes time for sanctions to take effect before declaring they aren't working or won't work at all right?
LGDB: Oh fantastic. It looked in the short term like they were backfiring entirely. Okay, so what the time frame by which we judge whether or not they've worked? They don't seem to do much deterring... which by the way is usually how sanctions work. But one, two years, or maybe a solid 40 like with Cuba. Is the idea they sort of automatically work by virtue of having done them?
---the late great Donald Blake