Posted by: coastcontact | August 5, 2015

the choice between war and dishonour

death to America

Foolishly the president of the United States believes that has concluded an agreement with Iran that will deny them atomic weapons. The flaws in the agreement can be boiled down to one simple fact. The Iranians can continue to build a bomb while we are lead to believe they are not. This can be done because they can prevent inspection of suspected bomb building sites for up to 24 days. That is enough time to move their equipment to another location. What happened to our right to inspect any location at any time? That demand was sacrificed to obtain an agreement.

The argument of the administration is that this is the best we can achieve.

Remember this from history:
As Hitler continued to make inflammatory speeches demanding that Germans in Czechoslovakia be reunited with their homeland, war seemed imminent. Neither France nor Britain felt prepared to defend Czechoslovakia, however, and both were anxious to avoid a military confrontation with Germany at almost any cost. In mid-September, Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister, offered to go to Hitler’s retreat at Berchtesgaden to discuss the situation personally with the Führer. Hitler agreed to take no military action without further discussion, and Chamberlain agreed to try to persuade his cabinet and the French to accept the results of a plebiscite in the Sudetenland. The French premier, Édouard Daladier, and his foreign minister, Georges Bonnet, then went to London, where a joint proposal was prepared stipulating that all areas with a population that was more than 50 percent Sudeten German be returned to Germany. The Czechoslovaks were not consulted. The Czechoslovak government initially rejected the proposal but was forced to accept it reluctantly on September 21.

In a last-minute effort to avoid war, Chamberlain then proposed that a four-power conference be convened immediately to settle the dispute. Hitler agreed, and on September 29, Hitler, Chamberlain, Daladier, and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini met in Munich, where Mussolini introduced a written plan that was accepted by all as the Munich Agreement.

Before leaving Munich, Chamberlain and Hitler signed a paper declaring their mutual desire to resolve differences through consultation to assure peace. Both Daladier and Chamberlain returned home to jubilant welcoming crowds relieved that the threat of war had passed, and Chamberlain told the British public that he had achieved “peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.” His words were immediately challenged by his greatest critic, Winston Churchill, who declared, “You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war.”

So there are some things that cannot be negotiated. “Death to America” is still be heard in the streets of Tehran. The leadership of Iran are the sponsors of that cry. There is not a shred of evidence to prove the agreement will be honored. The Barack Obama legacy will be he left office with war on the horizon.  I really hope and pray I am wrong!

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  1. I think everyone forgets that there are other nations involved in the treaty. Please, no more wars- and no more needless deaths of the Iranian people. Are those in Iran calling for deaths of americans any different from those in our country calling for war and death of iran? It’s time to act as ‘grownups ‘ and time for diplomacy. Israel has nuclear abilities and that worries me, what with their counterpart to our own war hungry republicans. This is nothing like Hitler and is all still about the oil and control. Sorry, I know my opinion is not shared by some


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