Who said this?
“…[T]he terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies: “Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting”. And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time. “
It was not a blogger, and it was not said recently. The author is describing a time when there was way too much credo put into “talking” with the enemy.
It was said by the brilliant Winston Churchill in 1938 when describing his opinion of the Munich Agreement. The great powers of the world of that time got together, and basically handed over Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany. It was their hope that this agreement would keep Hitler under control. To appease him, so he would leave the rest of them alone. How long do you think it took Hitler to violate that agreement (hint: see WWII)?
The definition of “appeasement” according to Wikipedia:
…a policy of accepting the imposed conditions of an aggressor in lieu of armed resistance, usually at the sacrifice of principles.
Making with the talk is something, frighteningly, that the new Iraq Study Group could seriously be contemplating, if you take its leader James Baker (former Secretary of State) for his word. Are we going to appease Iran, Syria and all the lefty wackos just to delay the inevitable?
History doesn’t repeat itself. We repeat history.
Slippery slope. Slip, slip sliding away.
(Hat tip: Neo-Neocon)
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