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UN Sanctions Forbid North Korea Hockey Players Getting Hockey Sticks – Antiwar.com Blog

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 8, 2018

All because Washington fears peace will break out.

Notice how people are affected but not government. That is how sanctions are supposed to work. The downtrodden, who are made to suffer even more, will rebel.

Hasn’t worked in N Korea so far. Never worked in Cuba. Didn’t work in Iraq. Won’t work in Iran or Russia.

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2018/02/07/un-sanctions-forbid-north-korea-hockey-players-getting-hockey-sticks/

When the US and UN try to impose new sanctions on North Korea, as they do every few weeks, the question that inevitably rises is: what’s left to sanction. The Winter Olympics are underscoring just how far this has already gone.

Just participating in the hockey event is a challenge. North Korea is forbidden, by UN sanctions, from buying hockey sticks, because they’re “recreational sporting equipment.” In past events, North Korean participants have had to borrow all sticks, and return them before leaving.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. North Korea also has to find a third party to supply uniforms for them, because the uniform sponsor, Nike, is afraid that doing business with them will violate US sanctions…

Samsung is giving all the Olympics participants Galaxy Note 8 phones, but some are claiming they count as “dual use” because of their processing power and GPS capabilities. The suggestion again is North Korea might be forced to give phones back at the end of the event.

Be seeing you

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