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Letters: Sanctions inhumane

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  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    April 28, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    I am all in for giving the people humanitarian aid as long as we get to distribute to the general population directly so the government doesn't just use it to further oppress them, and so the general population knows we, the USA, are helping them so when their government spouts hate speech against us, the people won't believe it.

    Do you think they would agree to that in return for aid?

    Wasn't it North Korea, in the 90's, that we offered to send food for the time needed to allow their crop to mature, which would give them twice the yield. Instead they turned us down and harvested prematurely, leading to shortages and more starvation during the following year?

    We are so fortunate here that we can't imagine such inhumanity, but there it is what their government does. For any aid to actually help humanity, we need to make sure it bypasses the corrupt government.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 27, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    Your're right on Real Maverick,

    There's nothing worse than big government when it's not even yours.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 27, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    Maverick,

    Korean intervention was initiated by Harry S. Truman - DEM.

    so much for your repub theory.

    But then, you think 49% is a majority

    Sorry you cannot tell the difference between a democratic republic and a despotically run nation.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    April 27, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    I think what the right wing is purposely ignoring is the need to let sovereign countries handle their problems without nanny US government intervention and interference. Let N Korea and Iran be. How many more times must repubs force us into nation building and wasting our own treasury and blood rather than focus on our own country? Iraq and Afghanistan have been complete wastes.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 27, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    John,
    you are equating the despots in N. Korea and Iran with Patrick Henry and our revolutionaries? How insulting.

    You think the repressed people living under these regimes WANT to ruled by tyrants so much that would tell us to back-off? how incredulous.

    You cannot tell the difference between our democratic republic and their despotic systems? How blind!

    Even China, Russia, and Pakistan have humane regimes compared to them.

    Sorry you are so blind that you cannot see the difference

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 27, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    I completely agree. Don't sanction them or Cuba, trade more with them. Drop free computers in there with internet access so they can see the rest of the world and what they are missing.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    April 27, 2013 7:01 a.m.

    Probably because Iran and North Korea use there weapons to hurt there's and other people's citizens. Sometimes a weak nation will call upon a strong nation for help. I guess we should of left Hitler alone too.