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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Politicians on Iran

Politics and I will never mesh even if I do love to keep up with it to see the faux pas many politicians make. Many of them are a funny lot. They dance around a problem and by the time they make a decision, it is too late. And that’s not the only thing that frustrates me but rather their uncanny stupidity. Here is an example: “A European Union-wide proposal to coordinate aid for the wounded Iranian demonstrators is expected to be discussed Wednesday in Stockholm, Ministers said” on Monday.

Now, let me get this straight. In Iran, people are bleeding to death from left and right. What is there to discuss? By the time they make their decision, the majority of the wounded will be dead. Let’s put it this way – any sane person with a heart who sees someone lying on the gravel, stabbed with a knife, blood gushing out his guts is pushed to think quickly and figure out a way to help. But many politicians worry more about their country’s pocket than human life. Should we do it or should we not?

What if the protest fails and Iran ends up once again with a hard-line government? We would be out of the game – the game of making obscene amounts of money. We need to be careful because we want to do business with them. So, in the process human lives get sacrificed over politics.

Another Stupid comment: “Sweden said it cannot grant asylum” to the Iranians. And my answer to Sweden is what makes your government think that Iranians would want need your Asylum? You are a tiny little country with bad weather. Iran on the other hand has thousand years of history, culture and breathtaking scenery.

Of course let’s not forget Norway’s embassy in Iran which didn't lift a finger to help the injured. To them I say, where are your heart? Now to be fair, here is a kind good hearted comment by the Italians – The Italian government said it instructed its mission in Tehran to assist ‘where there is a request or need for help from injured demonstrators. Well, all I have to say is this – Bravo Italy and a big kiss to you for making one of the most humane gestures I have seen so far.

Oh and before I end this article, I have to say that I am also grateful to the United States government for asking Twitter not to shut down for its scheduled updates in order to keep the communication open.

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