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disposable alliances, a political manoeuvre

Reader comment on item: Will Washington Betray Anti-Regime Iranians?

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Jul 18, 2008 at 18:05

It's unfortunate that the necessity of keeping ones word as an individual has not in more recent past transferred to keeping ones word as a nation. The exigency of politics has been the excuse and by such unfortunate reasoning we have failed in communicating trust amongst ourselves and the rest of the world.
Friends nor friendships ought to be treated as expendable. Success goes to which ever side can draw upon the most society. And in a globalised world politic such thinking as disposable alliances is self defeating.


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