On Sat, 12 May 2001, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >Personally speaking, I see that US government is
> >not punishing our government, but our people.
> It is worse than that. US embargoes on trade, travel, and
> communication help to keep the targeted governments (North Korea,
> Iraq, Cuba, Libya, Burma, etc.) in power by increasing their control
> over information and preventing the rise of a serious opposition,
> which requires prosperity. As the proverb says, without food there is
> no righteousness, and without righteousness there is no food.
You're exactly right.
But we're not talking about keeping goverments in or out power. We're
talking about the flow of information. Also please note that apart from my
personal opponions, I also act a representative of our government to the
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