I love history, as it is the window by which we learn so many lessons applicable now. Let’s take for instance Europe from 1936 to1939 as a comparative analysis to the current Iranian situation.
Coming off the “war to end all wars,” the European powers were more interested in peace, at any cost. They failed to heed the ancient call of Plato who is thought to have said, “only the dead have seen the end of war.” So the western powers of the time sat back and watched as Germany under Chancellor Adolf Hitler — who was determined to avenge Germany’s disrespect –built up a massive war machine. They said or did nothing. To the chagrin of his own generals, Hitler launched into the Rhineland and without firing a shot, took over the industrial region — the western powers said and did nothing.
Britain dispatched Neville Chamberlain to Munich and he returned with a signed document proclaiming “peace in our time” – which was the desire of the western powers, for they feared another war. The desire of Adolf Hitler was to conquer the Sudetenland to protect “ethnic Germans.” Because western leaders believed they had a signed agreement and did not want war, they consented.
You can just imagine how emboldened Hitler became, but not just Hitler…his generals and the German people who were promised the 1000-year Reich. So when Hitler annexed Austria, the great western powers said and did nothing. When Adolf Hitler turned his sights to Czechoslovakia and took it, the western powers finally spoke up only to have Hitler shred the signed agreement stating “it was just a piece of paper.” Hitler’s emboldening ended with the 1939 “blitzkrieg” into Poland with aerial tactics that the Germans had tested out during the Spanish Civil War, especially the Stuka dive bomber.
And before we knew it, Adolf Hitler and Germany had taken France — all after signing a document which was supposed to bring “peace in our time” and evade a war. Isn’t that funny? We’re being told the very same thing today by Barack Obama playing the role of Neville Chamberlain. And just as Chamberlain had Winston Churchill as his opposing voice, who was viciously assaulted for warning Britons of the coming danger of Germany and Hitler, today anyone opposing Obama’s Iran deal is similarly vilified with vitriolic attacks – including of course, yours truly.
What is the threat used by the Obama administration and its acolytes to accept the horrific Iranian deal? The only other alternative is war. That is a false comparison, and unfortunately history demonstrates the projected weakness of acquiescence to despots, dictators, theocrats, and autocrats never ends well. Just as Germany became the foundation of the enemy axis, Iran is emerging as the sinister vortex across the globe drawing in Russia, China, and Islamic jihadism — which Iran wholeheartedly sponsors.So this latest admission from Iran should surprise no one.
As reported by the New York Post, “President Obama says his nuclear deal with Iran is good not just for America, but also for U.S. ally Israel. Iran’s foreign minister disagrees. Mohammad Javad Zarif was in Lebanon this week, meeting with the head Hezbollah terrorist, Hassan Nasrallah. Hezbollah’s TV station al-Manar reported, “Zarif said from Beirut that the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers created a historic opportunity for regional cooperation to fight extremism and face threats posed by the Zionist entity.” Translation: With a “signing bonus” to Iran of $100 billion or more, the nuke deal will empower the Islamic Republic to send more cash, rockets and other arms to Hezbollah and other anti-Israel terrorist groups. It will also boost Tehran’s regional prestige — allowing it to bully other nations into greater hostility toward Israel. Plus, the deal provides a glide-path for Iran to go nuclear in a decade or so, even without cheating. And Iranian nukes will drastically shift the regional balance of power in Tehran’s favor — and against Jerusalem.”
Obama and John Kerry, along with the liberal progressive left, operate under the delusional assertion that an agreement with Iran will avert war — nope, it has only enhanced the possibility. Just as with Hitler in the 1930s, Iran senses weakness and a reluctance to stand against them. Israel sees this and how it plays out and unlike the Austrians, Czechs, and others of the past, is speaking out with great fervor, but again, the western powers aren’t listening. The West is poised to open up new economic markets with Iran — still the number on state sponsor of Islamic terrorism — which means billions of new revenues will flow into Iran. Heck, why don’t we just put the gun to our own heads – we’re certainly putting a gun to the head of Israel.
Ayatollah Khamenei along with Hasan Rouhani are probably just perplexed at how easy this has been to enable the capitulation of the United States and the western world. I’m sure they’re also students of history and are amazed at how they were able to deceive us into agreeing to this historically horrific “deal” with the devil.
The black robed crazed clerics of Iran have been completely emboldened and the international standing of Iran just soared immensely — as they come out winners in this charade. Their overt belligerence has just been rewarded and those familiar with Pavlovian theory know what happens when you reward bad behavior — actually we are subsidizing it — you get more of it. And that also includes the collateral effects of emboldening a vision of conquest, which has nefarious ramifications for the Middle East.
Yes, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it — I suppose there is no course on world history at Community Organizing School. And perhaps the only world history taught at Columbia and Harvard is revisionist history that condemns America and praises communist, Marxist, socialist regimes that killed countless of people — including its own.
Iran is getting ready for something, and it ain’t a celebration of the Christmas season. They should have gotten a giant lump of coal, but Santa Obama just loaded up their tree.