“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
No-one wants war. If you look throughout modern history you will find a seemingly consistent view of conflict from the peaceful nations who often are forced to bear witness to regional conflicts driven by evil regimes.
The evil nations, who hold an ideological hatred, use the reflexive nature of conflict avoidance, held by most civilized nations, to advance their goals. It has always been thus.
In 1938 Czechoslovakia suffered from the avoidance principle espoused by the British and the French; the Czechs became victim to Germany.
In 2013 while the globe is indeed smaller and more closely attached, the same mindset carries toward a league of nations watching Israel play the role of Czechoslovakia, and Iran taking the place of Germany.
What Germany needed in 1937/1938 was time and a British/French unwillingness. What Iran needs in 2013 is time, and a U.S. unwillingness. The key difference is this: in 1938 Czech could not defend herself…. In 2013, Israel can.
So Iran needs something else.
Something which President Obama just gave them.
In Germany 1937/1938 the military buildup was in full swing; factories turning out metric tonnes of war material; all in preparation.
In Iran 2012/2013 the nuclear weapons buildup is in full swing; bunkered centrifuges turning out increasingly potent nuclear material; all in preparation.
In September of 2012, Benjamin Netanyahu famously gave his U.N. “red line” speech outlining the three stages of nuclear weapons development, and the point at which Israel would have no other course but to attack Iran. Experts put that at the point that Iran has amassed enough uranium, purified to a level of 20 percent, that could quickly be enriched further and be used to produce an atomic bomb.
“At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs. That’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.
Iran, Netanyahu said, was well into what he defined as the second stage of enrichment – 20 percent purification – and predicted it would complete it by “next spring, at most by next summer, at current enrichment rates.”
That time Netanyahu outlined is NOW.
According to an August 2012 report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in June 2012 Iran had stockpiled 91.4 kg (201.5 pounds) of the 20 percent material.
Most experts said in 2012 that Iran need 200 to 250 kg (440 to 550 pounds) of such material for a weapon. A few experts suggest less might do it. Iran was projected to reach that threshold by September 2013 at a rate of 15 kg (33 pounds) a month, this rate could also have increased if it activated new enrichment centrifuges.
According to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, around 25 kg (55.1 pounds) of uranium enriched to a 90 percent purity level would be needed for a single nuclear weapon.
Is it a coincidence that a New Iranian Diplomacy jumps to the forefront of international political discussions at precisely the same moment they were predicted to have reached Netanyahu’s RED LINE?
Despite the White House obfuscations, and the media avoidance of the central timing, the intellectually honest observer would say this is not coincidental.
Iran is in the “Red Line Zone” right now.
Israel said they would strike if Iran reached the Red Line Zone.
So how does Iran avoid the strike?
Simple, engage President Obama in “direct” nuclear discussions.
By Direct, I mean “first person”, as in President Obama speaking directly to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Israel cannot possibly, in the diplomatic mind of an international community, attack Iran while President Obama and President Rouhani are in direct one-on-one negotiations over the Iranian nuclear weapons development.
That is PRECISELY what Iran intended.
Many people just don’t want to accept the ulterior motives of evil regimes. I can understand that; it is civilized human nature to avoid conflict. But we cannot be blind to the existence of the evil itself; if we are, we are doomed to suffer the same historical consequences.
Failure to recognize the existence of evil intention does not protect you from it !
I want you to closely look at this following statement from a famously evil regime, and replace the term “Germans in Czechoslovakia” with “Palestinians”.
“I am asking neither that Germany be allowed to oppress three and a half million Frenchmen, nor am I asking that three and a half million Englishmen be placed at our mercy. Rather I am simply demanding that the oppression of three and a half million Germans in Czechoslovakia cease and that the inalienable right to self-determination take its place.” – Adolf Hitler’s speech at the NSDAP Congress 1938
After the allies liberated Europe the Czechoslovakians in Sudeten were forced by allied forces, primarily the Americans and British, to walk past the Jewish/Czech bodies and bear witness.
Go ahead, but time is running out…..