Friday, April 03, 2015

A new surprising discovery about human attitudes

Why is it so common to believe that bombing a country will make the people in that country grateful?
For some who had opposed the Houthis, the bombing campaign seems to be turning their anger against Saudi Arabia, instead.

“A real enemy would never do what Saudi Arabia is doing. Let alone a neighboring Muslim country,” said Mohamed Saleh al-Humidi, an opponent of the Houthis in Sana, the capital and a city of 2 million hit by Saudi airstrikes every night for more than a week.
It's not just Saudis who are this stupid. Virtually every day some bobblehead or politician in the U.S. will say, with a straight face that the only realistic way to get a friendly pro-American regime in Iran is to bomb that country.