Sunday, August 10, 2008

A reminder... "International Relations" is a euphemism for one nation screwing another.

Yesterday was the 63 anniversary of the delivery of Fat Man to Nagasaki, and Wednesday was the anniversary of Little Boy paying a visit to Hiroshima. As an American, I will not apologize. I will not hang my head in shame or guilt. For our nation has absolutely nothing to apologize for. We were brutally attacked by a nation who used the diplomatic process in the PURSUIT of war. Therein lies an important lesson. Not all diplomatic missions are possible to resolve amicably. For diplomacy to work, all parties must honestly engage in it. Iran has been pursuing Nuclear Arms in violation of treaty. By itself and in an ethical and diplomatic vacuum, that would not be worrysome, but the fact is that nobody lives in such a vacuum. Iran is developing nuclear weapons not because another country threatens it, but because it wants to threaten others. THAT, is the fundamental problem. Iran is led by a lunatic who's fondest wish is to begin the next major world conflict by wiping Israel off the map, and in doing so bring about the return of the Twelfth Imam. Iran therefore does not want to STOP war, it wants to instigate one. Under such circumstance, diplomacy cannot work. But yet, the naive leftists of the world want to ignore reality and convince themselves that if they only talk to their enemies, they will become their friends. This is a constantly repeating failure of diplomats.
Neville Chamberlain believed it.
Josef Stalin believed it.
Woodrow Wilson believed it.
Barak Obama believes it.

The lesson for today is that Appeasement = Danegeld
Peace can only be achieved through the CREDIBLE threat of complete and total annhialation for those whose goal is chaos and anarchy.

It is 3am, the phone is ringing. What are we as a nation going to do about it?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many times our government has supported regimes only to later denounce them when it fit with their (our gov't) policies.

Total annhialiation? It'll never happen. If the first Gulf War would have been carried out to a logical conclusion, we wouldn't be sitting in Iraq now, and maybe 9-11would never have happened.

August 11, 2008 9:02 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

I wouldn't quite say that. We DID annihilate Iraq's army, conventionally and with hardly any real casualties on our side, during the first Gulf War. It was "Diplomacy" and "international relations" that prevented us from taking the war to it's logical end. That restraint led to Saddam believing that we were without the power or the will to do anything to stop him. It also led others in the region to believe likewise as well. So we had to do it again a decade later, this time with much less support. In the world of international power, perceived weakness is to be exploited. If it looks like you have been figuratively stripped naked and tied up across the bed, every country out there will remorselessly line up to take their sloppy seconds (or thirds or fourths) from every orifice of your body. In the world of international relations, you are either on top, or you are on the bottom.

August 11, 2008 9:19 AM  

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