One of the gangs the families opposed had become quite powerful. They would lie and cheat and assist other gangs who wanted to create problems. This problem gang had told everybody who would listen that they had three goals: 1. Goal one was to totally eliminate the less powerful family killing all members of the family 2. Goal two was to become more powerful than the rich family and gain total control of it 3. Goal three was to have all the latest weapons so they could achieve their first two goals and they were in the process of acquiring and developing these weapons.
One of the more immature and naïve members of the powerful family became the chief decision maker for that family. He did not like the family who had been a longtime friend. The chief decision maker had always favored the gangs. He felt the gangs had been mistreated and both families had been mean to the gangs. This immature and naïve decision maker decided he would befriend the gangs. He defended their aggressive and destructive activities. He believed the gangs should have the same weapons as the families, because that was only fair.
This naïve decision maker sat down with the gangs to work out a program whereby the gangs would be able to fulfill all of their goals, but according to the decision maker, it would take a long time. While negotiating with the gangs, the naïve decision maker would not discuss the terms of his agreement with members of his family or the friend. Finally a deal was worked out and it was worse than the less powerful family ever thought possible. The less powerful family said to the immature and naïve decision maker that at the very least on which he should insist would be that the gangs would publicly state they would recognize the lesser family and not swear to eliminate all of them. The immature and naïve decision maker laughed at the request saying to the less powerful family that they were now on their own because the decision maker was now openly a part of the gang.
Obama is rejecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for Iran to recognize the state of Israel as part of a final nuclear deal.
“The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won’t sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms. And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment,” Obama said in an interview with NPR on Monday.
Because of the fact that the Iranian regime will not transform its nature is the very reason a deal should never be negotiated but should always be dictated. Yet sanctions were curtailed when they were having their greatest impact. The immature, foolish, and naïve are always the most dangerous to those they claim to represent.