U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea and Iran are American Terrorism

How do you define terrorism? I must admit that I had never given much thought about this word or idea, until this morning. According to Dictionary.com, terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purpose.” Think about that for a moment. Using violence to gain a political goal is terrorism.

On May 22, 2012, North Korea announced that it would "bolster its nuclear deterrent as long as the United States was continuing with its hostile policies.” What hostilities are they referring to? North Korea is being denied the ability to trade most anything including and especially food, because they continue to explore nuclear energy and weapons.

On May 22, 2012, the U.S. Senate approved tightening restrictions against Iran due to it’s exploration of nuclear energy and presumably weapons. Today, 80% of Iran’s economy is dead and its people are starving.

On March 19, 2003, the United States led military strikes against Iraq due to it’s exploration of WMD (weapons of mass destruction) and nuclear energy. We “won” the Iraq War by starving its people.

In Afghanistan, millions are starving as we try to “liberate” them from “terrorists.”

What do all of these countries have in common? They are all undeveloped nations due to U.S. led sanctions for decades. They have millions of citizens that are starving or malnourished because of the sanctions.

Recently, Russia threatened the United States with sanctions, should the U.S. fail to ease up on its foreign policy. I don’t know about you, reader, but if the world powers started sanctioning the U.S. , and food became hard to obtain, and the economy crashed as a result, I’d be pretty ticked off. I’d demand that our government do something to make it stop before I stood by and watched my children starve to death for politics. Wouldn’t you?

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Christopher McDaniel

I have a B.S. in business and am pursuing my Master's degree. I love working with numbers, and I am fascinated with the stories that they tell.

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