Sanctions are acts of war. It seems like it should be a really simple concept, but apparently, 99 percent of the politicians in Washington still aren’t getting it, seeing as how they have pushed for implementing sanctions against four different countries in the last week… Why isn’t anyone talking about this?!
The House voted 419-3, and the Senate voted 98-2, to increase sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran—which also happen to be the two remaining countries without central banks and a super power that has threatened to move to a gold-backed currency.
The Treasury Department also announced economic sanctions against Venezuela this week, which brings me to why sanctions are never a good idea. If you have seen any of the photos or videos documenting the living conditions in Venezuela, you may think that things couldn’t get any worse as is.
In the same way that when Saudi Arabia and Iran decided to settle their conflict in Yemen, it led to the massacre of thousands of innocent civilians, when one government places economic sanctions on another, it doesn’t hurt the government elite, it hurts the civilians who have to live with the consequences.
You may not like or support the governments in countries such as Russia and North Korea, but why would you support something that is guaranteed to harm the innocent civilians who live in those countries?
In fact, if you look at all of the countries that have been the targets of military aggression by the United States, just in the last year, and you think about what could happen if all of those countries came together and gave the U.S. a taste of its own medicine, well then you might under stand why the United States’ annual budget for its military is now over $600 BILLION, and that is something everyone should be talking about.