Iranian HolodomorSubmitted by dducks on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:12
The implementation of Iranian sanctions are increasingly having horrific effects. It is estimated that the monthly inflation rate of the Rial is now at roughly 70%. Imagine losing 70% of your purchasing power in one month. Food, energy, health care, and shelter would become impossible to afford.
How is the impoverishment and starvation of an entire population of 75 million people humane? Is this any different than Stalin's purposeful starvation of an estimated 6-8 million peasants in the Holodomor?
The following article outlines the gradual implementation of these insidious sanctions beginning in November, 2008 through August, 2012 by the US Government. The corresponding charts of the Rial/USD exchange rate and Misery Index are shown.
It is incomprehensible to me that the majority of Congress and a large portion of the American people support this evil. One has to wonder if Stalin had this kind of support. The American people at least have ignorance as a lame excuse. What excuse do the members of Congress have? Is there anything we can do to raise awareness?
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."