This post is going to be mostly babble, but there are things I often really don't understand. Why are some countries our buddies when they are completely horrible and other countries which are at worst much less horrible aren't? Sure I get all the possible reasons, but sometimes I really just don't get it. The governments and human rights records of some countries are hideous and we hug them and praise them. Blah blah blah realpolitik, economic interests, geopolitical strategery, but sometimes those things don't add up in a way I understand.