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More than nukes: European Parliament calls for sanctions on Iranians “responsible for the repression and curtailment of freedom.”


 

The resolution is here.

An article I wrote making a similar argument is here.


 

More than nukes: European Parliament calls for sanctions on Iranians “responsible for the repression and curtailment of freedom.”

  1. "curtailment of freedom"

    Heh. European parliament chastising someone, anyone, over curtailment of freedom. That's funny. Freedom never was the be all end all end game of politics anyway, order is important too. As for freedom, someone recently noted that in terms of quality of life, freedom of association may be the most important of all freedoms, and the EU (and Canada) long ago gave up the pretense of valuing freedom of association.

    Fact is, elections are disputed as a matter of course outside of the western developed world and allegations of fraud are SOP for the losing party. Will the EP be calling for sanctions in Ukraine too? How about China? Saudi Arabia? See, that's the thing, democracy and rights need to be more than convenient clubs with which to whack "selected" opponents while giving a free pass to those who play ball.

  2. Great, lets have some more sanctions, cause we know how well they've worked in the past. Give me a break.

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