Comment: This is where Rand and I disagree

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This is where Rand and I disagree

While I understand why people think sanctions are a good idea, it's simply too risky of a maneuver. You just can't predict how the people of the country will react. Either they get really pissed at their own government, causing it to split into some sort of revolution or civil war. Or, (ideally) the country's government does what's necessary to get the sanctions removed (which doesn't look like that's going to happen here). Or, it totally backfires, and they unite behind their government against those imposing the sanctions.

Hopefully in this area, Rand can be convinced by his dad more, and he'll stop supporting sanctions.