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13 Sep, 2012

The Hindu : Why terrorists aren’t scared of sanctions

In 1999, soon after a string of terrorist attacks against U.S. diplomatic missions in East Africa, the U.N. passed a resolution calling on all member states to “freeze the assets of, prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by, and prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment to any individual or entity associated” with the al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Yet, 13 years on, even the U.N.’s internal sanctions monitors have come to believe the sanctions are achieving little.

via The Hindu : Opinion / Lead : Why terrorists aren’t scared of sanctions.