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Surely there is also the difference that a serious shooting war between major industrial powers is known to be time-limited. Whereas economic sanctions against a government the US State Department does not like are indefinite (not permanent, but without any forecastable termination condition).

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jul 31st, 2012 at 12:32:19 PM EST
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