The US specializes in anti-civilian starvation sanctions against countries it hates, from Iraq to Iran to North Korea. The dead pile up, but the US says that’s OK, because the sanctions will make the offending regime kowtow to the empire. Here’s my question: is there a case where a government has surrendered or even backed down in response to such murder-sanctions? I leave aside my own view, that those who rise in government are moral monsters who enjoy killing and punishing, that there is sort of a unspoken Devil’s pact among politicians on both sides. Sanctions strengthen them all, and allow them to wade in blood.8:39 am on April 18, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.