By Mike Shoesmith
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
Also, his spokeswoman dismissed an Israeli Cabinet minister’s account of a proposed deal with Iran as “inaccurate, exaggerated, and not based in reality.”
As John Kerry seeks ways to appease the Adolph Hitler of our day, the Iranian regime, we are reminded of a time a generation ago when these same dynamics were in play - dynamics which led to WW II.
Kerry a modern Neville Chamberlain?
The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation "Sudetenland" was coined. The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany, among the major powers of Europe without the presence of Czechoslovakia. Today, it is widely regarded as a failed act of appeasement toward Germany. The agreement was signed in the early hours of 30 September 1938 (but dated 29 September). The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of the Sudetenland in the face of ethnic demands made by Adolf Hitler. The agreement was signed by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses were situated there, and many of its banks and heavy industries were located there as well.
Because the state of Czechoslovakia was not invited to the conference, it considered itself to have been betrayed by the United Kingdom and France, so Czechs and Slovaks call the Munich Agreement the Munich Dictate. The phrase Munich Betrayal (Czech: Mnichovská zrada; Slovak: Mníchovská zrada) is also used because the military alliance Czechoslovakia had with France and Britain proved useless. Today the document is typically referred to simply as the Munich Pact (Mnichovská dohoda).
As the previous appeasement of Hitler had shown, the governments of both France and Britain were set on avoiding war at any cost. The French government did not wish to face Germany alone and took its lead from the British government and its Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain believed that Sudeten German grievances were justified and that Hitler's intentions were limited. They were not. Sound familiar?
Iran and its allies have repeatedly declared that its nuclear ambitions are also limited to peaceful ends. Yet we know that Iran has not hidden its desire to see Israel wiped off the map. They blame Israel for the tensions in the region, just as Hitler blamed the Jews for their humiliating defeat in WW I. The 1st war ended with Germany's defeat, yet no battle ever took place on German soil. This didn't sit well with many Germans who felt they were betrayed without a real chance to change the outcome of the war. Hitler blamed the Jewish bankers and found a ready audience at home.
Iran has called for the elimination of Israel from the region, contrary to those who say they have never said that. From the Washington Post dated Thursday, August 3, 2006; 10:49 AM
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday the solution to the Middle East crisis is to destroy Israel. In a speech during an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders, Ahmadinejad also called for an immediate halt to fighting in Lebanon between Israel and the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah.Iran is backing groups dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Imagine this for a moment, especially those of you who consider Israel to be the 'bad guys' here. If the Palestinians were to lay down their arms today and renounce hostilities against Israel (especially the Jewish people as a race group) then the Palestinian people would be welcomed into the Jewish secular economy with their religion respected within the construct of a largely non-religious system such as it is in Israel. Politically speaking, Israel is a secular society.
"Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented," he said.
Ahmadinejad, who has drawn international condemnation with previous calls for Israel to be wiped off the map, said the Middle East would be better off "without the existence of the Zionist regime."
Israel "is an illegitimate regime, there is no legal basis for its existence," he said.
On the other hand...
If Israel were to lay down her arms the outcome would be quite different - a horror show of massive proportions. Yasser Arafat once quipped that there would not be peace in that region until the last Jew was drowned in the Mediterranean! Imagine if Netanyahu were to say such a thing about the Palestinians. Yet Arafat was actually given the Nobel peace prize... a prize Adolph Hitler himself was once nominated for.
Fast forward to today
Dateline Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to prevent Iran from fielding nuclear weapons, but warned in an interview with German newspaper Bild that the Islamic Republic already possesses enough low-enriched uranium for five atomic bombs.
From the moment it decides to do so, Iran would need only weeks to further enrich that uranium to weapons-grade material.
And, Netanyahu noted, Iran has already built intercontinental missiles capable of delivering its new weapons to Israel, Germany and the rest of Europe.
The Times of Israel reported yesterday, November 21 that on the 20th, the day prior, Jerusalem is “unpleasantly surprised” that, as of Thursday afternoon, the Obama administration had not unequivocally condemned vicious anti-Israel statements made Wednesday morning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, senior Israeli officials told The Times of Israel.
In an address to an assembly of tens of thousands of Basij militiamen, Khamenei declared that Israel was doomed to fail and characterized the “Zionist regime” as the “sinister, unclean rabid dog of the region.” He also said Israelis “cannot be called human beings.” Footage of the event showed the crowd shouting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
Any serious student of Hitler's philosophy will note the eerie likeness to his belief that Jews are not human beings exactly the same way the real ruler of Iran has admitted many times as recently as two days ago.