Asli U. Bali and Aziz Rana at Boston Review on the brutality of sanctions and why they must end. The current covid-19 pandemic has exposed the brutality of the economic sanctions imposed on the world by the U.S. government. This current crisis reveals all of Trump’s personal deficiencies: his narcissism, xenophobia and brutal belief in “American Exceptionalism.” He has filled his administration with Christian and Jewish Zionists, China haters and nationalist imperialists that have used sanctions as a weapon to conduct their “civilization wars” against countries that don’t bow to pax Americana. Trump better get that wall finished because when the rest of the world comes to America they are going to slit our throats for what the government has done in our name.
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