Originally Posted by marvfox
The real enemies of the Syrian people being killed everyday is Russia and China who vetoed the vote against sanctions for Syria. Assad is another Hitler who cares nothing about his people at all whether they live or die. I will never ever trust China or Russia to be our allies in the U.S. I hate both of them with a passion especially China.
Sanctions tend to hurt the people of the country
being punished, not its leaders. A classic case was in Iraq in the 1990s and early 2000s, when international sanctions indirectly caused the extra deaths of hundreds of thousands of kids
(according to scientists from the very same organization that imposed the sanctions).
Despite the sanctions, Iraq's leadership retained power for 12 years until the war, when things for the Iraqi people took a turn for even worse.
Sanctions rarely or never help the people of the country being addressed. A revolution in Syria - ie the collapse of the current government - is probably less likely to succeed when the Syrian people are not only under the heavy manners of their own government, but at the same time, the international community is giving them the shaft.
So, what is your point here?