Iranians built the best part of their long history naturally on their genius to make deals. Strong cultural and psychological capacity is virtually the innate tool to accommodate a relationship thriving on the bases of making deals. Wheeling and dealing (Bede Bestoon in Persian) have been the core factor on which Iranians erected their imperial household, the foundation for every individual to be relevant and prosper.
The silk road was the masterpiece of their creation, During the 250 years that the Achamaneid dynasty was in power, trade was the life blood of the economy. This was followed successfully for several more centuries through other dynasties. Tax from merchants filled the coffers and productivity in every area established the social order.
Artisans and craftsmen were broadly activated and their work was revered. The indication of such artful culmination is evident in every artifact in world museums from these periods.
There have been times when societies went into decline and lost their vitality, disintegrated and got ransacked by the enemies. These times are definitely when the dynamics of making deals either transformed or were interrupted by outside influences and even inside confusions. The inability to reinvent the rules catastrophically brought societies down and faltering dynasties crumbled.
Americans, share the same traits and
are enjoying similar possibilities. There is no myth about the
Over the past 28 years after the
Every country is trying to get ahead and ultimately makes deals with the "Great Satan," because it is in their self interest, plain and simple. The Turks, Pakistanis, Saudis and gradually Iraqis and Afghans will agree to anything for now, logically short of jeopardizing their long term interests.
Planting friendship starts by a
nervous hand shake and little trust. Short term cooperation is the measures to
initiate a more civil coexistence. The
It is up to the Iranians to break out of an introverted foreign policy and use a broad based approach to settling their differences; reaching out to Americans is possible too. Negotiations and making deals prospectively produce the results that wars might hope to achieve. The Neo-cons can keep on the seesawing tactic of giving the Iranians the false sense of strength and consequently beating them with no real expense.
... Payvand News - 2/7/07 ... --