I guess the sanctions worked after all.
Too bad the sanctions basically derailed the outcome of a free election in the Middle East.
I wonder if the USA would tolerate similar interferences from other nations.
Suppose for a moment that Botswanaland did not like the outcome of the US elections the other day. Suppose further that Botswanaland had immense power, and that it effectively controlled the economy of the US, and decided to impose sanctions in order to punish (not those elected but) the people who voted for the victors. Suppose after a year, the US has no money, no food, no power, chaos reigns,US citizens are being slaughtered by an occupying army on a daily basis. Suppose further that a third-party agency like the UN tried to help the suffering US citizens, but Botswanaland is so powerful that it can effectively stifle any UN attempts at alleviating the suffering.
Would the elected leaders in the US government give up their seats to end the sanctions which are destroying the people that voted them into office?
Just a hypothetical …