People who want to be asked as a precondition want something in return – usually, not always. Governments use it when another government is in trouble. “All they have to do is ask” means you’ll either be perceived as begging or if helped with the problem the giver of the gift will expect compensation of some kind, or both. That’s distressfully manipulative, especially in times of distress. It’s not looked upon with favorable eyes from any sector, yet it continues to be practiced. I wonder why something nobody likes is still practiced.
Nothing’s for free even if we say it is. No good deed goes unpunished means it could work in the reverse. Somebody steps in without being asked and ends up being chastised or blamed for something they had nothing to do with. Anger sometimes gets directed at the giver of the gift. I wonder why that happens? The anger has to come out in stressful situations and the ones helping are the closest to the ones in distress or closest to the ones trying to help the ones in distress.
They won’t ask because they’ll be perceived as weak. The one wanting to offer won’t, because they’ll be perceived as lording over the one needing the help, or they’ll be perceived as weak for appearing to run to someone’s aid, especially if it’s an enemy in other matters.
Even if governments agree to be respectful during this time of offering and accepting or asking and giving help, the media will catch wind of it and blow their diplomatic plans to smithereens.
So let’s blame this on the media people, since they who incessantly claim to be writing and broadcasting in the name of truth seem to be telling a boat load of lies that run like rivers in the foundation of whatever they write or broadcast for public consumption.
Ops, you can’t get away with saying your personal views don’t interfere or enter your thought process while writing or broadcasting. If you are a human creature your views define you. It is impossible to put them on a shelf at any time. Judges who claim to be neutral aren’t. Lady Justice is supposed to be blind? She isn’t. They’re all lies told to make you think whatever is done or said, any action taken by the one thinking doing saying or acting is like a robot. Even robots are preprogrammed.