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Monday, June 23, 2008

Israel on the brink against Iran?

Israel may be on the brink of an attack against Iran, and as the Wall Street Journal points out in an editorial in Monday's editions, the West has only itself and its own policies of appeasing Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs to blame.
Mr. ElBaradei predicted this weekend that such an attack would turn the Middle East into a "ball of fire," yet his own apologies for Iran and the West's diplomatic failures are responsible for bringing the region to this pass. They have convinced the mullahs that the powers responsible for maintaining world order lack the will to stop Iran.

Israelis surely don't welcome a war in which they will suffer. Yet they have no choice but to defend themselves against an enemy that vows to obliterate them if Iran acquires the weapon to do so. The tragic paradox of the past six years is that the diplomatic and intelligence evasions offered in the name of avoiding war with Iran have done the most to bring us close to this brink. Appeasement that ends in war is a familiar theme of history.
There's a lesson to be learned there. But then that lesson should have been learned from Nazi Germany too. As George Santayana famously quipped, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Unfortunately, we may well be heading in that direction.


At 10:14 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Appeasement costs more lives than it saves. We're heading in the direction of war because of the West's failure to disarm Iran. A war Israelis know will bring about casualties but its preferable to defang Iran while its still possible to do so. There is really no other alternative for all the peaceful options to do that have been tried and found wanting. Given Iran's genocidal threats again Israel, the country needs to do whatever is necessary to prevent them from realized. Hopefully, history will not repeat itself again.


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