U.S. Holds Empty Talks With Iran
Amidst all the sabre rattling coming out of Washington, U.S. and Iranian ambassadors are meeting to seek solutions to the question of Iraq. Unfortunately, the Iranians have seen this game played too many times and therefore do not trust American motives.
The game I mention is that of running a two-track foreign policy that pretends to emulate the 'carrot-and-stick' approach. The trouble is, far too often, the carrot is made as either unattainable or unappetizing. Then non-acceptance of the carrot is used as a pretext to swing the stick.
Nothing will come of the talks because Iran sees through the game and isn't playing. But, what Iran doesn't see is that the U.S. doesn't want them to play along. They seek to demonize Iran so as to justify an attack.
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