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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
China's Flawed Reasoning Behind New North Korea Sanctions
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Sanctions don't work. They're counterproductive and ineffective. They're imposed for punitive reasons, yet accomplish nothing other than harming ordinary people in targeted nations.
US sanctions on Russia failed, its economy growing again this year, expecting greater growth in 2018. Many years of Iran and North Korea sanctions did nothing to change their policies, just the opposite. Both countries became more determined to defend themselves against feared US aggression.
Nuclear weapons aside which Iran lacks, its military matches or exceeds the capability of other Middle East nations.
Nuclear armed North Korea's military is formidable. Both nations face the risk of US aggression. In Iran's case, Israel poses a major threat.
For both countries, military power is essential for self-defense, neith
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