Ahmadinejad Talks About Talking About Peace

The war of words, threats, and intriguing scenarios continues to bedazzle Middle Eastern observers as they ponder what might happen in the region. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad added further confusion by stating on Iran TV he might even be open to the idea of bilateral talks with the United States over current problems. “We will hold talks with the United States if they come to us on an equal footing. Equal footing means that when two people want to talk both have to be on equal terms. Dialogue doesn’t make any sense if one side stands in a higher position and the other in a lower position.”At present neither nation has diplomatic ties with the other and the Bush administration has made clear it will not enter into any discussions with Iran without a prior agreement Iran will cease nuclear development leading to weapons.

Each time the United States makes provocative remarks toward Iran, there usually is a countering statement or demonstration of military capabilities. Each time Iran boasts it has military capability, the United States or Israel provides the world a demonstration of military prowess. Perhaps, lost in the exchange of threats is the possibility we are witnessing a game of “you can’t threaten me.” Perhaps, neither side really wants words to be translated into war.

The Ahmadinejad statement makes clear no change will occur in current disputes between the United States an Iran until a new president sits in the Oval office.

  • Matt

    I think it’s pretty hilarious that Obama thinks he can talk Ahmadinejad down. It really shows some ignorance of there culture. I just read a really good article,Should The President of the United States Talk to Ahmadinejad? , that does a pretty good job explaining why this probably wouldn’t have great results.

  • Christian

    Matt, I think it’s pretty hilarious that you would even dignify that article you link to. It’s “really good”? Really good at what? Intolerance? Propagating disgusting sentiments such as “You can’t trust a Muslim”? Bilge.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Spoken like a true Christian.

  • Thinking Dove

    Of Course, Iran working towards Nuclear weapons.

    Can you blame them for it? Two national governments on their borders have been overthrown. Israel has threatened them with air strikes…

    A Nuclear Weapon is a defensive weapon.

    Ever notice that North Korea and Pakistan can resist the United States,,, What do they have in common?
    They are both Nuclear Powers.

    It is simple bigotry that Iran is not being allowed to develop atomic weapons. Why shouldn’t an Islamic hereditary theocracy be allowed to build I.C.B.M.s?

    A nuclear middle-east will be a peaceful middle-east because of Mutually assured destruction. Mutually assured destruction kept the peace between the United States and the Soviet Union for decades.

    Atomic bombs are defensive weapons because they make victory impossible for anyone.

    Nuclear proliferation is going to happen sooner or later any way.
    Technology always spreads. Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese, but now everyone has it. Even the most isolated illiterate tribesman carrys an assualt rifle when he goes to war.

    In the future, every Mullah, Generalismo, and Warlord will have the ability to hurl nuclear weapons at one another. But, they will also be threatened with the same thing coming back at them. War shall become obsolete and peace shall prevail.

    Support Iran, Support Nuclear Proliferation, Support World Peace.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    You have a viewpoint. Of course, the assumption during the Cold War of “Mutual Deterrence” was based on the assumption rational people were in charge of the US and the Soviet Union. Your view is based on that assumption.