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March 26, 1998
Re your March 23 editorial: Supporting measures that supposedly "are meant to benefit the people of Cuba" (President Clinton's cosmetic gesture of removing sanctions he imposed in 1996, even as Washington's embargo remains intact), The Times in fact supports this action as an element to strengthen direct U.S. intervention in Cuba. That's what it means when your editorial hails Clinton's initiative as proof "that the United States is moving to pave the way for an eventual transition to democracy" in Cuba.
June 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Switzerland's national airline Swissair, which traditionally has posted profits, today said it has imposed a recruitment embargo because of poor results on North Atlantic and Far East routes and foreign exchange setbacks. Previous cost-cutting measures, including partial hiring restrictions, failed to prevent continued setbacks in April, Swissair said. Overall revenue rose 3% compared to April, 1989, the airline said, but costs before depreciation were 10% higher.
January 13, 1991
The U.N. Security Council voted on whether or not to use force on Saddam. If soldiers die, won't their families suffer? I think we should take care of America, not Kuwait. Why are we spending money on the Middle East's problems, when we have problems of our own that have been going on for years, like the homeless? If we keep up the embargo on Iraq, I'm sure the Iraqis will give in and give up on Saddam, because they would soon die of starvation. SHELLEY DONAVAN, Fifth-grader, La Costa Heights Elementary, Carlsbad
October 7, 1987 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
Both the Senate and House, angered by news that Iran is using American dollars to fund its assault on international shipping in the Persian Gulf, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ban all U.S. imports of crude oil and other products from Iran. The legislation, which will be sent to President Reagan after differences between the House and Senate bill are resolved, would immediately halt all imports from Iran unless the Administration requested a six-month delay.
November 3, 1990
Is this the best that the left can do? Speaking as a "red diaper" baby, I remember asking my father why he went to war with Hitler and I remember his answer: "Because Hitler had to be stopped and war was the only way. There was no other alternative." He went to war, not rashly, but deliberately, reading his copy of Walt Whitman to sustain him. I can now see why the left is ineffective. It wants the easy way out; to look good without the pain of being good. This is what the left should be saying: Liberate Kuwait --I cannot justify inaction when a population is being systematically destroyed.
April 5, 1992
Arquilla can very easily come to his conclusions regarding the regime of Saddam Hussein and the Bush Administration because obviously he is living free, safe, and secure here in the United States. His family, especially children and the elderly, are not slowly dying from the effects of malnutrition. They were not subjected to the most massive bombing raids in all of history and they are not forced to live under the effects of an embargo; an embargo by the way which is not causing Saddam or his cronies any hardship.
October 31, 1985 | From Reuters
Seamen and dock workers from all over the world met Wednesday in London to chart ways of choking off what they call a "secret trade" in oil to South Africa. Conference officials said all shipowners and oil companies will be warned that any of their vessels delivering oil to South Africa in clandestine shipments could be boycotted by national unions across the globe.
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