Saturday, July 25, 2015


This is coolbert:

From the Internet web site of Professor Victor Davis Hanson a critique of the recent agreement between Iran and the various world powers. A treaty [?] regarding the Iranian alleged development of nuclear weaponry, restricting same for a limited period.

Professor Hanson very negative with the agreed upon accord, describing the treaty [?] within the historical context [the Professor versed in the classics] as an absolute instance of ignoring the "lessons of history".

"Appeasing Iran Ignores the Lessons of History"

According to Professor Hanson those lessons to include: [in the nutshell]

1. "First, appeasement always brings short-term jubilation at the expense of long-term security."

2. "Second, the appeasement of autocrats always pulls the rug out from under domestic reformers and idealists"

3. "Third, appeasers always wrongly insist that the only alternative to their foolish concessions is war"

4. "Fourth, beneficiaries grow to hate their appeasers"

5. "Fifth, allies are always the big losers in appeasement."

6. "Finally, outside observers of appeasement always make the necessary geo-strategic adjustments."

This assessment of Professor Hanson as gleaned from a careful reading of the historical record from the time of the Classics onward? And is correct? We shall see.

Within the context of appeasement note that almost immediately in the aftermath of the announced accord the Iranian having purchased one hundred [100] Russian MIDAS Il-78 tanker refueling aircraft!! Make your own conclusion.


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