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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Those Who Ignore History Are Bound to Repeat it. Santayana

   During the 1930s, Britain and France followed a policy of appeasement. They gave Hitler what he wanted in order to keep the peace. They believed giving Hitler what he wanted would stop him from going to war.
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The key example of appeasement in action Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who believed in appeasement. After meeting with Hitler and giving him what he wanted, Chamberlain returns to England announcing "peace for our time"

Edouard Daladier was prime minister of France. A supporter of the appeasement policy, he was not willing to go to war despite Hitler's series of pre-war aggression acts. In the early summer of 1940 French armies were defeated in just six weeks and surrender was followed by four years of German occupation.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that President Trump's "bombastic" threats to North Korea are not "helping" to defuse the situation. She said the U.S. should engage in diplomatic negotiations with North Korea without any preconditions over its nuclear weapons program.

John McCain says President Trump's recent fiery rhetoric on North Korea, will only ratchet up the heat for a possible confrontation.

SOUND FAMILIAR!!

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year. But to say that, they admitted they were knocking two years off their earlier timeline.

Thank God we have a grownup in the White House.

 


16 comments:

Blogger said...

I wonder if anyone has pointed out that her house is one of those places Kim Jong-in
says he can reach.

guy faulkes said...

Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, "If you want peace, prepare for war. The Romans knew it. Sun Tzu knew it 2000 years ago in Asia. The left will never learn it.

Anonymous said...

What are Conservatives here advocating? Crazy man Kim Jong un immediately called crazy man Trump's bluff by threatening Guam. Trump is inexperienced, poorly informed, lacks the confidence of the American people world leaders, most military leaders and enlisted soldiers and the world population in general.

Sarkazein said...

As Anonymous says above, it remains to be seen who the Democrats will support if NK launches missiles against the US or Japan? Little Kim has their communists hearts in his hands while Trump is an evil capitalist. Anonymous, as stated in his comment, believes Little Kim is more qualified to be a world leader and has the confidence of Anonymous's liberal brethren. Perhaps NK and Venezuela will join forces and defeat Trump. Anonymous will then have his Utopia. He will finally be able to have Cuban doctors and unrefrigerated clear eyed chickens at the end of the line long he stands in... a true liberal's Utopia.

guy faulkes said...

Goofus, if you are ready and willing o fight, you very seldom have to do so. No one kicks a biting dog. If you do have to fight, you will be in a much better position if you are prepared to do so. Why is that so hard for you to understand?

Sarkazein said...

There's nothing like being a community organizer, pot head and first term Senator to give someone the ability to lead the free world.

Blogger said...

Anon 7:03 am Did you not read the title of this thread? Or, are you dyslexic?

Anonymous said...

Just before he unleashed ,the bomb Truman said "You are going to see a rain of ruin the like has never been seen on earth."

Sarkazein said...

Presidents Truman, Eienhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and especially Obama kicked the North Korea can down the road until they could acquire nukes. Clinton even helped them finance their nuke program just as Obama helped Iran finance their terrorist and nuke program. The 60 mini nukes held by NK came out in the news in 2013. Since Obama was in office, the MSM was OK with that. The Washington Post just released the story like it all happened in Trump's term.
All those pre-Trump presidents sweet-talked and gave diplomatic speak to NK... and this is what it gave us. Nixon should have wiped them out after the Pueblo taking. They didn't have nukes then.
Bush and Obama should have taken out Iran after the first Iran IED was found in Iraq. Bush should have nuked Tora Bora.
My worry is Little Kin already has mini-nukes shipped here in the US.

Anonymous said...

Presidents Truman, Eienhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and especially Obama managered to us diplomacy to avoid a renewed war with North Korea. What ever happens in Noth Korea America will need Allies.
Trump blind sighted his Administration with his inflammatory, ignorance.

Sarkazein said...

Clinton made Little Kim a nuclear power. Obama knew about it in 2013. Obama said to Trump that the biggest mess he was leaving him is NK. Did Obama ever bow at the waist to Little Kim?

Sarkazein said...

Did the word blindsided "blind sight" you and your, ignorance?

Anonymous said...

Sark

Does my typing error give Trump additional Allies or public support for his incompetence and inflammatory comments?

Sarkazein said...

Annoyance 10:09 PM- Yours are far from "typing error".

Even this comment- "Does my typing error give Trump additional Allies or public support for his incompetence and inflammatory comments?" does not make sense. How would your "typing error" give Trump anything?

As I have explained before, if you are going to call someone "stupit" or "ignorant" or "incompetent", being the poster boy for all three doesn't give you any credibility.

I am curious, did the national liberal movement sue you to stop you from declaring, by your screen name, that you are the Liberal Point of View aka Liberal POV?

USS Rodger Young said...

Susan Rice just detailed her preferred response to North Korea. She says we should just get used to a nuclear North Korea. This has been the Democratic mindset all along - they never had an answer to North Korea aggression. If the Dumpocrats would go after North Korea with the vitriol they go after white American males, we wouldn't be having these problems today. Hussein obummer had 8 years to solve the North Korea problem, and what exactly did he get done with it? But he sure barred white American males from jobs, education, and government benefits. The dumpocrats have really done a number on America, with a LOT of help from establishment rethuglicans, and now the pigeons have come home to roost. What did RINOs and dumpocrats think would eventually happen with North Korea?

USS Rodger Young


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Sarkazein said...

You still are unable to read my comments and understand the point. My comment has little to do with your inability to communicate. Keep trying until you figure it out.

I will give you another hint... again. My son at age 5 started calling people stupid. I asked him to spell stupid. He couldn't. Even he caught on at 5.