By Husayn Al-Kurdi

Sanctions and embargoes are increasingly being used in international conflicts as methods of warfare which frequently produce horrifying results. In Bosnia, a long-standing embargo prevented Muslims there from receiving arms and sustenance as Serb and Croatian forces practiced genocide there for years. Iraq's people are undergoing immense hardship due to the sanctions imposed there. Thousands of people are going blind in Cuba due to the quarantine imposed on that island nation by the United States. Due to an external blockade, thousands of children, old people and people with curable diseases are dying.