When you are mean to mean people, they tend to be nice. It’s really that simple. Yet many times people fall to see this basic truth. Take for example, this article in the NY Times about Iran, which starts with the follow:
“Anyone who hoped that Iran’s nuclear agreement with the United States and other powers portended a new era of openness with the West has been jolted with a series of increasingly rude awakenings over the past few weeks.”
It should read, anyone who hoped that Iran’s nuclear agreement with the United States and other powers portended a new era of openness with the West IS A FOOL.
It states further:
“Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, said the “Death to America” slogan is eternal.”
Yet we made a deal with his country.
“Ever since the nuclear accord was reached in mid-July and endorsed by Ayatollah Khamenei, he has been insisting it did not signal rapprochement with the United States — although some tacit improvements have emerged.”
He is insisting the deal didn’t establish harmonious relations with the United States, and he’s right. It did not. They still hold American hostages. In fact, they held American hostages even as the deal was being negotiated and continue to hold American hostages after the deal has been agreed upon. President Obama’s administration, under his direction, made a deal with a country that is holding American hostages, and the United States is giving billions of dollars to a country that holds it’s citizen hostages. Yet people still support the President. It truly boggles my mind.
You should never appease bad people. You don’t make deals with people who hold your citizens hostage. It’s really that simple. Yet we did. And yet Thomas Erdbrink of the NY Times, and people like him, can’t understand why there is “backlash against America” in Iran. In their minds, Iran got everything it wanted, so why doesn’t Iran play nice now. The answer is simple: because they aren’t nice. But hey, I’m just a cop.
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