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In Western propaganda, the murderous sanctions are called "UN sanctions," which is technically accurate, but a cowardly evasion. It has always been perfectly obvious that they were initiated and conducted under US initiative, with the "spear carrier for Pax Americana" -- as Blair's Britain is described in Britain's leading journal of international affairs -- trailing politely behind. And the cruel and savage character of the sanctions (as well as the illegal oil shipments) trace right back to Washington, overwhelmingly. Q/A on the Iraq War
The most “effective” economic sanctions in recent history—imposed on Iraq by the U.N. Security Council following the 1990-91 Gulf war—have killed more civilians than any political action since the Holocaust. The U.S.-led sanctions have taken a country that, a little over a decade ago, approached First World status in terms of health care and education and turned it into a virtual refugee camp Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War