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We never seem to learn anything from history

March 16, 2015

P.1Some of you will remember a man named Neville Chambrlain he was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940, but his actions prior to Americas entry into the second world war are now being echoed by our President and the Secretary of State, John Kerry. Of note was a meeting and treaty Chamberlain negotiated with Adolf Hitler in 1938 that strongly resembles obama’s agreement with Iran today.

In that meeting in 1938, Chamberlain took from his pocket a paper headed “Anglo–German Agreement”, which contained three paragraphs including a statement that the two nations considered the Munich Agreement “symbolic of the desire of our two people never to go to war again”. According to Chamberlain, Hitler interjected “Ja! Ja!” (“Yes! Yes!”) as the Prime Minister read it. The two men signed the paper then and there. When, later that day, German Foreign Minister remonstrated with Hitler for signing it, the Führer replied, “Oh, don’t take it so seriously. That piece of paper is of no further significance whatever.” After the signing Chamberlain returned to London in triumph.

Another world leader, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recently in Washington and he spoke to the current negotiations underway between the United States and Iran. He said Iran’s regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world, and that Iran’s constitution directed the revolutionary guards not only to protect Iran’s borders, but also to fulfill the ideological mission of jihad, and to export the revolution throughout the world. In contrast to America’s founding document with the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness Iran’s founding document pledges death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad.

Netanyahu continued to say Iran’s regime is as radical as ever, its cries of “Death to America,” that same America that it calls the “Great Satan,” as loud as ever. This deal won’t be a farewell to arms. It would be a farewell to arms control. And the Middle East would soon be crisscrossed by nuclear tripwires. A region where small skirmishes can trigger big wars would turn into a nuclear tinderbox. If anyone thinks this deal kicks the can down the road, think again. When we get down that road, we’ll face a much more dangerous Iran, a Middle East littered with nuclear bombs and a countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare.

I am but one old man without a collage education or expertise in world affairs, but even living out here in the wilderness one learns things about life. When I first arrived one of the first lessons I learned is to accept people as they are until you learn different. America in dealing with Iran over the years has learned they can not be trusted. With regards to nuclear power they have in the past agreed to treaties and turned around and ignored them, so what makes this administration think this treaty would be any different.

When you are repeatedly lied to by someone or for that matter some nation
why would you think they are not lying again?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2015 3:42 am

    A fair observation and comparison.


  2. Jon permalink
    March 17, 2015 5:55 pm

    And one of the latest is removing Iran & Hezbolah from the terror list. If Netanyahu is re-elected & this goes through, it’s over between us & them, at least until this dictator in the White House is replaced, hopefully not by a clone to finish his dirty work. Just when you think it can’t get worse……
    Pete, you may be without a college education like yours truly, but your wisdom & knowledge in the ways of the world can’t be taught in any educational institute. I think the others on here will echo my sentiments.


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