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Neville Obama

Richard20 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:22 PM
Jack - for someone implying a superior knowledge about the conditions and factors leading up to World War II, you are particularly obtuse when it comes to recognizing obvious parallels between then and now. Perhaps this is a result of the revisionist history current appeasers and pacifists profess, in which case you don't have the critical facts necessary for an informed comparison. Or it could be that you just drink the kool-aid and spout "prevailing wisdom" which of course neither prevails nor is wise. Either way, I suggest you engage in some serious scholarship before holding forth in the future.
"If you want peace, prepare for war." --Ancient Roman wisdom

In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was determined to keep peace between Great Britain and Germany. Dismayed by the carnage of World War I, Chamberlain (along with most of the opinion elite in England) sought peace with honor -- but in any case, peace.

Yes, Chamberlain had watched with growing anxiety as Germany, in defiance of treaties, rearmed, and as the Nazi party engaged in ever more brazen and violent repression of domestic opponents. Germany's alliance with militarist Japan and fascist Spain (1936), followed by the Pact of Steel with...