Despite their poor track record of success and the mounting evidence that the populations where they are implemented suffer significantly as a result, the U.S. deploys broad economic sanctions more frequently.
Although sanctions have no direct financial cost to the United States, they can have a significant negative impact on a country’s health and well-being, which can be fatal for the most vulnerable and weak elements of society.
In short, sanctions are targeted warfare, and they do kill. But there is no hope in sight for the US to stop this dirty warfare.
In this video, we discuss the recently proposed law called “The Assad Anti-Normalisation Act” which would prohibit the US federal government from “recognising or normalising relations with any government of Syria that is led by Bashar Al Assad”. The Act also threatens regional countries to impose sanctions if they restore ties with Damascus and vows to impose further draconian sanctions on millions of ordinary Syrians in a war-torn country where 90% of the people are driven below the poverty line.
Unsurprisingly, the so-called Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) encouraged the Muslim community in the US to ask their representatives to vote in favour of the Act.
Dr. Joshua Landis, the head of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma questioned the motives of the “Islamic” group for supporting a neocon that will harm millions of Muslims in Syria.
Kevork Almassian of Syriana Analysis comments on the CAIR’s reckless call to the Muslims in the US to support the Act.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.