As we've seen happen before in the middle-east, but particularly in Iran, there were good people with good ideas involved in the rebellion, but the most ruthless, brutal thugs gained control and have turned Iran into possibly the most despotic, criminal regime on the planet.
The Iranians themselves are good people, but the thugs that run Iran now have murdered and imprisoned any Persian who dares to speak out against them.
This article from YNET NEWS sheds further light on the dupilicity of this rogue nation: MFM
I’m sorry to rain on the parade, but in my view there was no reason to celebrate the Iranian Olympic chief’s announcement that his athletes would be willing to compete against Israelis. Such face-offs are highly unlikely as it is, so the historic declaration will not be translated into practical terms given the Olympic schedule.
Moreover, such things happened before. For example, in the previous pope’s funeral in 2005, Israel’s then-President, Moshe Katsav, warmly shook hands with his Iranian counterpart at the time, Mohammad Khatami. Right after that, Katsav shook hands (twice!) with the current Syrian president, mass murderer Bashar Assad.
Mideastern affairs experts and body language masters rushed to view this as a positive harbinger on our eastern front, yet shortly thereafter, vigorous denials were issued in
Yet even if the Iranian sports minister himself shows up for a judo contest against our own Arik Ze’evi, it would be better for us to refrain from loud applause. Indeed, in the past we have seen a ping-pong game prompting the resumption of diplomatic relations between two hostile nations (the
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An Iranian decision not to boycott us at the London Olympics would be similar to the racist