Asked and answered for Iran

My friend and fellow parent Rina Ne’eman has tried to understand the negotiations going on in Geneva concerning Iran’s bid for nuclear weapons. Short answer: you can’t because you are smart and rational and those negotiating for us are neither.

Here’s how it should work:

Iran [voice of small whinny child]: “But Israel has a bomb, we want one too.”

World: “No. The sanctions should have made that clear.”

Iran: “But we really, really need one”

World: “Have we answered that question already?”

Iran: “Yes, but,”

World: “And what was the answer?”

Iran: “You said no, but,”

World: “And do we look like the kind of people who change our mind if you keep asking?” [Slide displays pictures of US nuclear powered air craft carrier with lots of planes]

Iran [slightly sheepish]: “But we really need a bomb to feel good about ourselves and to eradicate those Zionists, can we have one?”

World: “That question has been asked and answered.”

Iran: “We want a bomb.”

World: “Asked and answered.”

Repeat until Iran child stops whining or the people rise up and crush the Islamic Revolution that has enslaved them since 1979.

UPDATE: It would appear that the tantrum worked and Iran will get it’s brand new XBox One with complimentary game: Global Thermonuclear Annihilation: Israel First


With thanks to this blog post about how to deal with nagging children.

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Brian of London made aliyah from the UK to Israel in 2009. For many years he has blogged and broadcast about Israel, technology and other subjects. Most recently he's focused on the experience of driving an electric car every day. Brian has a scientific PhD but today owns a business in Israel.
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