So apparently this story just broke.

Rouhani: World Powers “Surrendered” to Iran

Add to that this.

Obama: Give Peace a Chance

Now when I read this, the first thing that comes to my mind is Neville Chamberlain stating in 1938, “We have peace in our time.”  Now I know many of you are not fans of World History, despite this happening less than 100 years ago.  In 1938, Neville Chamberlain met with Adolf Hitler at the Munich Conference.  The topic of discussion was Hitler’s desire for conquering the Sudetenland (part of Czechoslovakia).  Chamberlain “conceded” Germany’s “rights” to the Sudetenland if it promised not to invade the rest of Czechoslovakia.  Keep in mind Germany had already “annexed” Austria.  The Munich Conference was in September 1938.  Chamberlain returned to England proclaiming “We have Peace in our time!”  In March of 1939, German invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia.  In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and thus was the formal start to World War 2.

Chamberlain would go down in history as a fool.  His attempt at appeasement of Hitler and the Nazi Germany thirst for conquest failed miserably.  Only war was going to stop Germany.  And the cost of waiting, was paid by millions of Jews and other minorities who were “cleansed” from Nazi controlled areas, to say nothing of the millions of troops who died in a protracted war when Germany held nearly all of Europe in its grasp.

Fast forward to today.  Iran’s thirst for power is unquestionable.  The threat they pose to Israel, the United States, and indeed all non-muslim countries is very real.  And yet we have a President who thinks that we can “Have peace in our time”.  To be sure, war is and should be a last resort.  BUT, appeasement is not the best course of action.  Chamberlain should have given ultimatums, sanctions, and blockades to Germany until they stopped their military conquest of Europe.  Now, today, we should be using every economic means to force Iran into submission.  Keep putting sanctions on them until it is no longer “worth it” to continue.  Because they are proving themselves not to be trusted when we “ease up” on sanctions in an effort to get them to “give up” some of their goals.

I pray I am wrong, but history tells me that I am not.  If we keep playing the “appeasement” card with Iran, they will get a Nuclear Weapon, and they will use it.  There will be war if President Obama gets his way.  I only hope that we as a nation wake up and force him to change his efforts before it is too late.

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