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U.S. Middle East policies bring to mind insanity definition

By John Pawlak

Do you ever wonder why children don’t routinely stick their hands in fire?  
Maybe it’s because they did it before and it hurt?  They learned not to do it again.  This is what psychologists call “one trial learning.”
The recent upheaval in Egypt’s government has raised new concerns.  Egypt has been “experimenting” with plutonium reprocessing for nearly three decades.  With all the concern for Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear development, one might question why U.S. officials were so quiet about Egypt’s efforts.  
Well, of course, Egypt is our ally.  And of course, any intelligent person would agree that a country in the Middle East would have little to no chance of ever experiencing changes in its political structure.
This reminds me of when the Russians decided that they couldn’t win in Afghanistan and left.  
One of the weapons used by Afghanistani warlords was the U.S. Stinger missile, a wonderful little toy that we gave them during their fight with the Russians.  Oh, by the way, we gave them hundreds of these little toys.


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