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Sophisticated American Statecraft: Making Poor, Sick Iranian Civilians Suffer

Posted By John Glaser On February 25, 2013 @ 3:55 pm In News | Comments Disabled

From the beginning of the Obama administration’s savage economic sanctions on Iran, Antiwar.com has been highlighting the humanitarian costs [1] of such policies. The sanctions are not only undermining the Iranian economy in the form of high unemployment, inflation, etc. They are also blocking the import of vital medicines for millions of sick Iranians who desperately need treatment for conditions like cancer, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, and others.

This is the sophisticated tool Washington has employed to “solve” the (invented) Iranian problem: making impoverished, sick civilians suffer.

If you can bear it, disregard the extreme war propaganda at the beginning of this ABC News clip and see the faces of Iranians at the pharmacy being told they can’t medicate their cancer-stricken loved ones.

Amazingly, this joke of a journalist places the blame on Iran’s Supreme Leader. He made his way all the way over to Tehran and managed to report the exact opposite of the truth [2], that Iranians are suffering because of their own government’s intransigence on the nuclear issue. That – ¬†quite clearly – is simply untrue [3].


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[1] the humanitarian costs: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/02/05/iranian-mothers-for-peace-inhumane-sanctions-blocking-medicine-for-the-sick/&sa=U&ei=-PkrUfeqL8mK2QWC6IGIAw&ved=0CBUQFjAH&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHzCRN15QL09IXWdgU5OIxE-tSBlQ

[2] the truth: http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/01/23/dominance-not-deals-why-diplomacy-with-iran-has-failed/

[3] simply untrue: http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/02/22/iran-get-the-gun-out-of-our-face-and-well-negotiate/

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