... and for those of you not in the know about libya and gaddafi (sp?), the reason he's saying that sanctions and emargoes are terrorism to him is probably because it's a pretty big thorn in his eye (The US Iranian Libyan Sanction Act, that is).
The US senate recently voted for another 5 year extension to this act, and to me it's a great practical example of ununderstandable american foreign policy. Why is libya still being sanctioned?
You set up trade sanctions, ostensibly with the hope of forcing a country/leader to change its/his ways. This happends, and then you continue the sanction? Worse, libya tries to engage in trading with other countries (ie: Europe and Asia), but this is understandably harder due to the fact that the USA still has a running sanction against them.
Has Libya cleaned up it's act to warrant lifting the sanction? Good question. I believe so. For one, it is a non-fundamentalist muslim country not sponsoring any more terrorism. They kicked out Osama Bin Laden long ago.
Yes, TV is still suppressed (the 'libyan' channel is pretty much 24h state propaganda, last I heard), but anybody can buy a satellite and get just about everything off the air, including porno, BBC World, Al Jazeira (sp?), just about everything on the ASTRA sattellites due to the fact that libya is very close to Europe).
Does anybody have more information on why the USA is still engaged in a trade sanction with Libya?
"is a signature" is a signature.
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