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Sanctions against brutal dictatorships work, just ask Aung San Suu Kyi

Following is what Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition politician and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma (officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar), had to say about the Western economic sanctions. She remained under house arrest for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until her most recent release on November 13, 2010.

Her steadfast support of Western economic sanctions over the years have served to divide the dissident community. Some felt they hurt the general public and allowed the military junta and its cronies to carve up Myanmar's resources and other assets for themselves. Suu Kyi countered they were crucial to force the generals to produce sincere reforms, echoing U.S. and European views.

Some Cuban-Americans and alleged Cuban Experts continue a campaign to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Their logic being that it has failed to topple the totalitarian Cuban Government, and allegedly has harmed the Cuban people. They should listen more carefully to Suu Kyi’s advice.

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