posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 09:48 AM
This approach can be useful for efforts to prevent cold conflicts from turning hot. But to move beyond impasses, whether in relation to Syria, my
country’s nuclear program or its relations with the United States, we need to aim higher. Rather than focusing on how to prevent things from getting
worse, we need to think — and talk — about how to make things better. To do that, we all need to muster the courage to start conveying what we
want — clearly, concisely and sincerely — and to back it up with the political will to take necessary action. This is the essence of my approach
to constructive interaction.
President Hassan Rouhani’s Washington Post op-ed, annotated
Well well well... Who saw this coming? I, for one, can say I didn't see it.
Is this a result of the sanctions working, is it a clever ploy to but more time for their ally Syria, are the world's leaders finally coming to their
Here is what I think. I think that Russia, Syria, Iran, and maybe even China is trying to sway the world's opinion against US foreign policy to make
the US look like the aggressor in these conflicts. That way they'll limit the ability of the US war machine to wage war and launch attacks without
severe backlash at home and abroad.
Look how weary the US populace is against striking Syria. After the Iraq intelligence debacle, can you blame the US population for being weary about
the government's intentions? They can't even balance a budget because of bi-partisan foolishness.
Do you all think Iran's president is serious, or is their a more sinister plot afoot?
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