Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hot or Cold?

It is critical we consider the history of pre-World War ii diplomacy in the context of current events, and how Obama is handling these issues. Compare world conditions leading up to World War II with world conditions now. This world is knocking on the door of World War III. Iran and radical terrorists are waging a political and military campaign designed to push the world into war.

As evil leaders create a vortex that will suck the world into war, Obama seeks to solve the problem in the same manner Neville Chamberlain tried—that is, through diplomacy comprised solely of words and devoid of action.


Victor Hansen: The Past Is Not Quite Past

The Wall Street Journal looks to the Cold War for another lesson:

“Mr. Obama used his global forum this week not to rally the world to stop today’s nuclear rogues but to offer lovely visions of disarmament in some distant future. In the bitter decades of the Cold War, we learned the hard way that the only countries that abide by disarmament treaties are those that want to be disarmed. It’s becoming increasingly, and dangerously, obvious that Mr. Obama wasn’t paying attention.”
History teaches that when diplomacy is not underpinned by the threat of military force it is fruitless—and even deadly.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

WWII or the end of the Cold War. Which path are we following?

Here's a hint:

"We live in a real world not a virtual world," the Frenchman told the 15-member council. "And the real world expects us to take decisions.

"President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

"Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.

"I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map," he continued, referring to Israel.

The sharp-tongued French leader even implied that Mr Obama’s resolution 1887 had used up valuable diplomatic energy.

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