Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I Don't Think So

Maybe these European negotiators were banking on 'ilunga' -- the Congolese word meaning "a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time." But Ahmadinejad is stopping short of that: "We won't be bitten twice," he said to the Europeans today.

Ahmadinejad has rejected a package offer (I wonder if it's wrapped in pretty paper with a big pink bow?) from the Europeans (aka. Britain, France and that overgrown cabbage patch doll's Germany) which was meant as an incentive for Iran to ensure them (ie. the US) that it would give up its uranium enrichment program.

But Iran was no longer in the market for European negotiations having seen how it was stabbed in the back the last time it played nice and backed off the nuclear program. "Do you think you are dealing with a 4-year-old child to whom you can give some walnuts and chocolates and get gold from him?" Hmmm, in place of 'gold', Ahmadinejad should have said 'oil' and instead of '4-year-old child' he should have said 'idiot'.

Yes, this charade of so-called international diplomacy stumbles on as all the while the real proof that the world is a lawless frontierland bellows in the background: Iraq still looms.