America’s Honor Besmirched, and Wake up Call, History Teaches That Appeasement Assures War

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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It has been said that the quickest way to end a war is to surrender.  Obama has found an even quicker way — surrender BEFORE the war!

In numerous articles we have told our readers how the US is living the 1930′s all over again.  Indeed, the world is parroting the foreplay of WW-II as if were a script torn from the pages of one of the bloodiest centuries in human history.

But it’s no play — and if we continue to act out this script we will, inevitably, find ourselves at war beginning on a regional scale then quickly expanding to a global conflagration.

We have to same sort of narcissistic, conceited, elite diplomats and politicians in the same positions of power their forerunners occupied in years immediately leading up to World War Two.

The stage is set, the actors are on their marks, and we wait for the curtain to part and the lights to come up.

Our pitifully naive President and our socially and culturally elite Brahman Secretary of State are walking the US into certain military conflict on a major scale simply because they both are in over their heads.

If we paraphrase Winston Churchill’s objection to the Munich agreement back in  1938 (Remember Chamberlain’s :  “Peace in or time!”):  “Obama had to choose between war and dishonor.  He chose dishonor.  He will have war.”

The threat to the world from Iran equals the threat of Nazi Germany to the world some seventy-five years ago.

Nothing much changes.  Only the players and the backdrops on the stage have changed since. The script remains the same as that which played out three-quarters of a century ago.   Unfortunately, the current crop of leaders of the so-called free world are made of no sterner stuff than were the leaders back then.  The US President has accepted defeat and dishonor at the negotiating table in return for a promise of peace from Iran.  As Churchill said… he shall have war.

Weakness invites war. Perceived weakness also invites war. The very act of SEEKING negotiations with Iran gave rise to a perception of weakness on the part of the United States.   The Persians have been crowing to high heaven of how they have defeated the USA, how the US has surrendered to Iran, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

I have often thought that the current Obama administration does not know  the definition of “honor.”  They sure as heck do not understand the value of a nation’s, a people’s honor.  They continue to bring disrepute upon America’s honor.

Once again, Obama has painted himself into a diplomatic corner.  This time, the only option for escaping that corner is military action against Iran.

The folks on the left side of the political spectrum are infamous for stating:  “Nothing is worse than war” and “War solves nothing.”  They are demonstrably wrong on both counts.

Slavery is worse than war.  As for the latter dictum, this very nation, the United States, was born out of war.

Obama’s deal with Iran is nothing more than appeasement. Appeasement brought the world WW-II and appeasement will bring the world WW-III.

For five years we have suffered the indignity of watching our country deliberately removed from it’s leadership position in the hierarchy of nations and assume the attitude of a third-world banana republic. No enemy did this to us. Our very own leaders did it to us.  The leaders WE elected. That means, gentle reader –  we did it to ourselves!  We bought and under-wrote Obama’s agenda to diminish America and (some have suggested) encourage and aid the spread of Islam around the world.

Our current President is a great talker.  But that is all.  He is not a leader.  And he is certain not a military leader.  Obama has no concept of military power nor how to apply it.  He is one of the world’s worse diplomats and negotiators.  He is “rolled” (or mugged) every time he approaches a negotiating table.  He comes down heavily on our friends and lightly on our enemies.

I simply cannot believe that the Obama Administration is stupid enough to actually believe their recent appeasement of Iran will, in any way, prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon.  Iran WILL have a nuclear weapon unless there is military action taken against them devastating enough to slow down, deter, or destroy Iran’s nuclear program.  In any event, Obama has just insured war in the Middle East.

Obama is making exactly the same mistake Chamberlain made in 1938 with his Munich Agreement with Herr Hitler.

Only a fool refuses to learn from the mistakes of the past.

No matter Obama’s concessions to the Iranians, America remains the “Great Satan.”  What in the world would induce Obama and Kerry to even entertain the idea that somehow, someway, Iran will spare America from it’s rage directed at infidels and it’s obsession to create one great caliphate covering the face of the earth?

Obama’s agreement with Iran is the lighted fuse to World War Three.

J. D. Longstreet

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Never Forget: December 7, 1941-A Day That Will Live in Infamy

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In an age when it seems that many people respond to any mention of historical events with blank looks, and the really annoying “I don’t know about that. I wasn’t born yet,” as if the world began at the all-important moment of one individual’s birth, it’s important to mention that today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

From The Houston Chronicle: 

On Dec. 6, 1941, Pearl Harbor was an obscure, backwater American naval outpost in the Hawaiian paradise. Following the surprise attack on the morning of Dec. 7 by two waves of Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft, 2,402 Americans were left dead and 1,282 wounded.

All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. All but one, the USS Arizona, were later raised, and six of the eight battleships returned to service and fought in the war.

The murderous incident instantly put this country on a war footing that has rightly become the stuff of national legend.

With “Remember Pearl Harbor” as its battle cry, the American nation mobilized into a military power that eventually would tilt the Pacific and European theaters of war in favor of this nation and its Allies. Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally on V-E Day, May 8, 1945, and Imperial Japan followed suit less than four months later on V-J Day, Sept. 2, 1945.

To this country’s eternal credit, the terms of the Americn peace for both Japan and Germany were generous and humane. Today, both countries are stable democracies, formidable global economic powers and reliable U.S. allies.

 

Pearl Harbor happened at a time when the United States had retreated into isolationism, allowing the forces of evil to rise unchallenged. In the “lead from behind” age of Obama, we appear to be in a similar time. Let’s hope we don’t end up with a similar result.

68 Years Ago Today: D-Day, and Ike Had No Room for “Mistakes were made”

From Business Insider:

On this day 68 years ago, nearly 3 million Allied troops readied themselves for one of the greatest military operations of world history.

D-Day. And the push that led to Hitler’s defeat.

At least 160,000 of those troops landed on the shores of Normandy, France. As they stormed the beaches, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s confident words summed up the incredible significance of their mission:

“You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you,” he wrote in a famous letter sent to troops before the assault.

“We will accept nothing less than full victory! Good Luck!

As this story notes, he also wrote an alternative letter, one to be used if things went the other way and the Nazis won. Also from the Business Insider story:

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

What? No “mistakes were made” weasel words? “[A]ny blame or fault attached to the attempt is mine alone?” How quaint that sounds in the age of Obama. Thank Almighty God for men like Eisenhower, and pray to Him that we can find more leaders like that to help us take our country back.

Pearl Harbor Still Resonates 71 Years Later

I’ll never forget our visit to Pearl Harbor. That visit was memorable in every way, not only because it was our first trip to Hawaii. Of course, we would go at least once a year if we could get US taxpayers to pay for it like certain families, but that’s another story. Still, one aspect of that visit to Pearl Harbor stands out even today, years later. I was unprepared by how moved I would be standing on the deck of the U.S.S. Arizona. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what happened there. You know how thoroughly disgusted I am when I hear morons, usually under 25 years old, say “Oh I’ve never heard of that. I wasn’t born yet.” My standard response is “I wasn’t born in 1863, and I’ve heard of Gettysburg.” If I get a blank stare, I tell the ignoramus to stop playing Angry Birds and use his mobile device to look it up. It starts with a “G.”

It was on that trip that I realized the difference between knowing a fact and experiencing a fact. I was unprepared for being smacked with the reality of the 1177 American casualties, nearly half on the Arizona, who were lying below in watery graves. Of course, you, a subscriber to this newsletter, and therefore at least 2 standard deviations above the mean on the information and intelligence scale, know about Pearl Harbor, but if you show this piece to one of those afore-mentioned wet-behind-the-ears, low-information types, I’ll save that lucky recipient a few clicks. This is the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack, which happened 71 years ago today.

The U.S.S. Arizona, December 7, 1941

Today, as we recall the sacrifices made by previous generations that allow us to live in freedom for a little longer, sacrifices so enormous that they nearly defy description, I will have members of our military in prayers as I do every day. I will say an extra prayer for the heroes lost on that horrible day.

Check out this amazing first hand report of the Pearl Harbor attack written in December, 1941, but published for the first time yesterday. Elizabeth McIntosh, the reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin who wrote the piece, was told by her editor that her piece was too graphic. It is beautifully written, and there is a very cool photo of her interviewing a sailor back in the day. Now, 97 years old, she must marvel at how our country has changed during her lifetime.

 

To Commemorate the D-Day Anniversary, Mr. Lead From Behind Makes Oral Sex Jokes with Celebrities

As we watch America’s role in the world being gleefully diminished by the celebutard currently occupying the Oval Office, it’s instructive to reflect on a time when our nation sacrificed our blood and treasure to rescue the world from evil. Sixty-eight years ago today, American and Allied soldiers fearless stormed the beaches of Normandy to defeat and destroy Adolph Hitler who was determined to plunge the world into darkness. Thanks to the breathtaking courage of those brave men who fought, we live in freedom today. While the actual number of casualties may never be known, we do know that thousands paid the ultimate price. My words are inadequate to express my gratitude to these, and all, veterans. You are in my prayers every day, especially today.

Thank you, veterans. God bless you!

Interestingly, as noted by whitehousedossier.com, Mr. Lead-From-Behind as also hitting the beach this week:

Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.

Obama failed to mark D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation both last year or the year before. He did give a speech in 2009, the 65th anniversary of the event.

First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made much of her “Joining Forces” campaign to support military families, also has nothing planned for D-Day. She’ll be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers.

More important to hang with Cher and make cringe-inducing oral sex jokes about his wife and Ellen Degeneris, right, Barry? You are all class.
Forgive me, but I must ask again: remember when we had a real president?