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Re: Still More Thoughts
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Friday, September 28, 2001, at 01:42:15
In Reply To: Re: Still More Thoughts posted by julian on Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 23:24:44:

> > 2) The "diplomacy" consisted of 10 years of economic and diplomatic sanctions. That is to say, the British Govt actively avoided doing anything that might be seen as a diplomatic solution, focusing instead on applying pressure to Lybia, leading to the pain and suffering of untold numbers of civilians.
> > winter"Any other questions?"mute
> I have one. I don't know what this particular instance of it consisted of, but this "pressure" that you mention, is that the same as "diplomatic pressure"? And in that case, isn't that diplomacy?
> Or maybe I misunderstood "yeah" ...
> jul"just a question about terms"ian

*Economic* pressure. And, yes, maybe that could be considered diplomacy, but if that's so, then threatening to send troops into Afghanistan (military pressure) is also diplomacy.

winter"Take your pick"mute

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