Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Are All Middle Easterners Liars?

Lying is endemic to Middle East politics and the results are predictable. Don't these people ever get it? if your word stands for nothing, you stand for nothing. One of the essential tenants of dick management is that impulses generated by the appetites (think, "I want...") must be restrained. Lying is a form of mental colonization by your dick. This is why liars and manipulators in general are frequently referred to as "dicks'.

Note the following: Israel has approved a new settlement in the West Bank to house former Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip, officials said Tuesday, breaking a promise to the United States to halt home construction in the Palestinian territories.

Saeb Erekat, an aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the construction and urged the government to revoke its authorization, saying it violated the spirit of cooperation inaugurated by a meeting Saturday between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

2 comments:

J. Mumphrey Bibblesnæð said...

No.

Sean said...

The next time you do business with a Middle Eastern person double check your reaction. Not all Middle Easteners are liars but a great many are--enough in fact to make any Westerner interested in exercising common prudence to take heed.

If there is any doubt in your mind about this just take note of the scurrilous tactics employed by both Palestinians and Israelis. Words of agreement mean very little to either side. What typical peace agreements translated mean are: how do we put a good face on what we want and if we can't get what we want how can we advance our aims under false colors?