A wonderful LJF made a post yesterday commenting about their need to reassess their LJ's purpose. I think about that quite a bit. I too have noticed some LJFs rarely comment though they are active on their LJ. I figure either they are not reading mine, are reading but having nothing to "say" or they are avoiding "unfriending" for fear of drama. I've noticed over the past seven maybe eight years, development/growth of my LJFs in what they use to post about has changed over time. Heck I know mine has and I am not sure one can call it good or bad - it just is.
For myself my LJ is the only social - real - interaction I get with people outside of my family. My work dynamic for the past four years has been isolationary and unhealthy. I and we (wifey) have no friends to run around and do things with who actually will do anything with us. Sure we have the past peers who say "we need to get together" but unfortunately it doesn't happen. Plans always get canceled or emails not returned. Not complaining or whining just “being real”. It is not as pathetic as it “sounds”. All that to “say” this is my only outlet, means and hope for any interaction with people who have some similar interests to me. YET - being a social media site and having a brain I am not transparent about everything going in my life or how I might feel or what I am thinking about everything. But it’s the most honest I can be and that includes at home. Sad to say for me and probably a lot of us – life has not evolved/turned out to be what we had hoped.
If any of my LJFs want to unfriend me, I understand – no drama. Also if I unfriend anyone I’d appreciate no drama as well. Unfriending is not personal it is just change that happens in lives every day. Consider it the equivalent of moving to another state.
The rupture between the US and Israel over Iran’s nuclear program widened further Friday, May 25 when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided not to be available to hear the briefing brought to Jerusalem from Baghdad by Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman who headed the US delegation to the Six Power talks. The report she delivered to National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror and Foreign Ministry Director-General Rafi Barak was that no progress had been achieved in Baghdad due to Iran’s refusal to budge on its “right” to enrich uranium at low (3.5-5 percent) or high (20 percent) levels or shut down the Fordo nuclear plant near Qom.
Although the participants agreed to reconvene in Moscow in three weeks, the Iranian delegation stressed there would be no progress until the US and the other five world powers (Britain, France, Russia, Germany and China) recognized Iran’s absolute “right” as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty to enrich uranium.
Meanwhile, every day spent on diplomacy is thoroughly exploited by Iran to zip ahead with its nuclear plans.whole article here
Iran knowing that it has a sympathetic ear in the chief empty suit PLUS the fact that he is busy meddling in back channels KNOWS it has the idiot by the nose and now can lead him along as long as they want -- wherever they want. Iran's hope that in using back channels that it would sever ties (weak as they are/were) between Israel and USA but more specifically between Netanyahu and Obama. Iran believes if it can get Israel to act before the US election that it will actually isolate Israel further and the key to that isolation is away from US. HOWEVER if Israel would hold out and the US election results in the replacement of the the CES - then Iran is in a FAR WORSE spot because it will undoubtedly be looking at a fierce Israel supporter and one that is willing to crush Iran with military might. Israel knows that each day Iran is left alone to continue working, results in a day closer to their ultimate unstated goal.
A wild card in this whole thing is the arrogance of CES. Will the arrogance take him down the road of being a back channel baby believing he alone can bring peace or will it go that he will become obnoxious at the inability of Iran to realize that he is right and that they need to do what he says?
So how is that for a crucible of activity?
What would you do if you were Netanyahu?