Annapolis: Hitler’s Kind of Peace!

Annapolis: Hitler’s Kind of Peace!

The disastrous Annapolis “peace” conference—whose aftershocks will be felt for some time—point to an obvious historical parallel.

It is hard for me to read about the Annapolis “peace” conference and not think about the relationship between Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain before World War ii. Many experts believe we came dangerously close to losing that war because we refused to face reality. Winston Churchill called it “the unnecessary war,” because we failed to confront Hitler’s humiliation of the West before he became so powerful.

A terrifying event was unfolding in Germany during 1932. Here is what Martin Gilbert wrote in his biography of Winston Churchill, The Prophet of Truth (please take note of that powerful title): “As the German economic crisis intensified, and unemployment rose, Adolf Hitler’s following had increased, and by mid-January more than 400,000 men had joined his semi-military ‘Stormtroopers,’ while Nazi Party membership reached 2 million. The three most strident Nazi demands were an end to the Versailles Treaty, rearmament, and the removal of German Jews from all walks of German life.”

Hitler and the Nazis demanded “the removal of German Jews from all walks of German life.” Hitler’s sick and dangerous demands should have been met with a resolute will. But Chamberlain and others had a defeatist attitude. As a result, Hitler and Germany eventually caused the deaths of 50 million people.

During the 1930s, British and other Western diplomats worked feverishly to have peace with a diabolical Hitler. Neville Chamberlain, the last prime minister before Churchill, was humiliated and had his career tarnished forever by the Nazis. The media, politicians and people of Britain and America were supportive of Chamberlain’s allowing himself to be bullied and abused by Hitler before the whole world. (Just as most of our media, politicians and people love the Annapolis conference today.) There was a strong buzz about Chamberlain receiving the Nobel Prize, until Hitler started World War ii.

Winston Churchill warned Chamberlain and others throughout the 1930s against giving in to Hitler’s egregious demands. But he was ALONE and almost driven from his own party—until they were forced to see that he was right. However, they didn’t see it until it was almost too late.

Let’s just imagine there had been some kind of “peace” made with Hitler. What kind of peace can you have with a murderous racist who wants to remove a whole race of people from his society?

The West did nothing as Hitler toppled the government of Austria and got control of that country. Many Jews and others were slaughtered. The Times of London even tried to justify Hitler’s enslaving of that nation, against the majority’s will.

That was a land-for-peace deal—which is exactly what Israel has been using for many years to try to gain peace with the radical Arabs. But what does this tactic say about Israel? It is in its final phase as a nation if it doesn’t wake up!

After devouring Austria, Hitler wanted the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France forced that country to give away a large portion of its territory—all in the name of peace.

Then Hitler attacked and conquered all of Czechoslovakia. The West let it happen to a freedom-loving country, in the name of peace. Britain and France didn’t declare war until Hitler attacked Poland. But even then, Chamberlain tried to get Hitler to withdraw from Poland and sign a peace treaty with Britain. What a fantasy world Neville Chamberlain lived in.

I marvel that we have learned no lessons from what happened in the 1930s. In spirit, Churchill is alone once again. His views run totally counter to the Nazi spirit at the Annapolis “peace” conference. That means that a far worse danger is just around the corner, as it was in the 1930s.

On Friday, November 30, Caroline Glick wrote in her column for the Jerusalem Post (emphasis mine throughout),

This week the Bush administration legitimized Arab anti-Semitism. In an effort to please the Saudis and their Arab brothers, the Bush administration agreed to physically separate the Jews from the Arabs at the Annapolis conference in a manner that aligns with the apartheid policies of the Arab world which prohibit Israelis from setting foot on Arab soil.Evident everywhere, the discrimination against Israel received its starkest expression at the main assembly of the Annapolis conference on Tuesday. There, in accordance with Saudi demands, the Americans prohibited Israeli representatives from entering the hall through the same door as the Arabs. …It is true that Israel has security concerns, but as far as [U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice is concerned, the Palestinians are the innocent victims. They are the ones who are discriminated against and humiliated, not [Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi] Livni, who was forcedby Rice—to enter the conference through the service entrance.

The foreign minister received that repugnant treatment even though she came prepared to make weighty concessions.

How abominable! The spirit of Hitler prevails again. And somehow we think this is going to bring peace. This is not the way to peace—it’s the way to war! Just as it was in the 1930s. We are nurturing the Nazi spirit to our everlasting shame!

This is about two nations—America and Israel—who lack the will to survive! It’s about the end of two world powers! It has horrifying consequences for the West.

When will we ever learn?

Many of the Arabs attended the conference only because they fear Iran and want America’s protection. But if we won’t take a stand against their Jewish hatred, how can we protect them from Iran? Soon they will understand how weak America really is. Then they will turn to Europe for protection. At that point, Americans, like the Jews, will probably not be allowed to set foot on Arab soil. (Remember how Hitler spread his racism and hate toward other races—trying to create his master race? The Arabs know we have been closely allied with Israel for a long time, and they often hate Americans more than they hate the Jews.)

Caroline Glick wrote,

Israel’s humiliated foreign minister did not receive support from her American counterpart. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who spent her childhood years in the segregated American South, sided with the Arabs. Although polite enough to note that she doesn’t support the slaughter of Israelis, she made no bones about the fact that her true sympathies lie with the racist Arabs.As she put it, “I know what it is like to hear that you cannot go on a road or through a checkpoint because you are a Palestinian. I understand the feeling of humiliation and powerlessness.”Rice’s remarks make clear that for the secretary of state there is no difference between Israelis trying to defend themselves from a jihadist Palestinian society which supports the destruction of the Jewish state and bigoted white Southerners who oppressed African Americans because of the color of their skin.

What a fantasy the U.S. is now promoting. Israel has continually given back land to the Arabs, which they won in a war that the Arabs started. The Israelis have given land that threatens their own security! Then the Nazi Arabs gain control as they have in Gaza and a large portion of Lebanon. Now America is moving toward their side, away from Israel. This is not about Israeli bigotry and racism. It’s about America’s broken will.

It is easy to see why the Israeli-American alliance is beginning to crumble. What a paradox. Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East. Have we already lost the war against terrorism?

America is helping to extinguish what it professes to be fighting for in Iraq: freedom and democracy. The end of all this is going to be worse than we can even imagine.

Syria, the second-leading terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world, came to the conference only because America agreed to allow its chosen leader to gain control of Lebanon. The terrorists already have the upper hand there.

Here is what the Weekly Standard said on November 30:

Wednesday afternoon, Saad al-Hariri’s Mostaqbal party agreed to a constitutional amendment that would allow Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Michel Suleiman to be elected president. Up until now, Hariri and his March 14 allies (the date of the 2005 Cedar Revolution) had resisted Suleiman’s candidacy; Lebanese democrats are generally loath to have military men serve as president of the republic, especially after the last nine years of former commander Emile Lahoud’s presidency. But more importantly, Suleiman is Damascus’s number-one choice to fill the now-vacant spot.So why have Hariri and his colleagues, including Druze chieftain Walid Jumblatt and leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea, made an about face? It is because of Annapolis. They feared Washington was going to cut a deal with Syria over Lebanon, so they made their own bargain to protect themselves since it is now obvious Washington will not. Thus, the wages of peace processing.In October, Hariri visited Washington where he met with the president and every major administration figure along with dozens of legislators on both sides of the aisle. “There is a killing machine in Syria,” Hariri told a roomful of journalists. “We came to Washington to say, ‘If you are going to do something about it, let us know. If you are not going to do anything about it, let us know. But no matter what, we’re not going to give in.’”Hariri and the rest apparently did give in. March 14 figures are being picked off one by one, and their Washington ally, the world’s lone superpower, has done nothing to check the violence. …Consciously or not, Rice signaled where America’s real priorities lie—not with protecting a fledgling democracy in Beirut from the terrorist state next door,but in trying to reward a society that breeds terrorism within its own state. …In Beirut, though, it means a continuation of the Syrian-backed military and security apparatus that has killed Lebanese politicians, journalists, and civil society figures with impunity. It means, as well, a betrayal of the Lebanese men and women who peacefully resisted a terrorist regime and its local allies, who risked their lives over the last two-plus years on behalf of a national dream of tolerance and co-existence. …It seems that in the end, Bashar al-Assad and his family will pay no price for their murderous campaign against a U.S. ally. That is to say, insofar as the White House’s post-9/11 freedom agenda was meant to counter violence and extremism, it is Osama bin Laden’s vision of the Middle East that has won the day in Lebanon—not freedom, sovereignty and independence, but terror and death.

Now we have a stronger killing machine in Lebanon, supposedly to bring peace! The terrorists of Lebanon and the Middle East must be rejoicing—instead of the more innocent, freedom-loving people who trusted in America to help them gain peace and freedom. Instead, the Arab Nazis will usher in a new era of “peace” in the Middle East with their killing machine—with a lot of help from the U.S.

We are helping this terrorist-sponsoring nation destroy a “fledgling democracy.” How could anyone not believe we are hurting our war against terrorism? Or have we just surrendered in that war?

This is not the action of a real superpower. America made a watershed change in its foreign policy at Annapolis. History clearly shows us that this will lead to a colossal disaster!

How despicably weak and childish our foreign policy has become. Remember this: What comes out of Annapolis is going to be even more bitter for America than for Israel. Winston Churchill has already shown us that. But nobody learned from his example. So prepare yourselves for much more suffering to come. There are consequences for such heinous deeds!

The ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly! (Isaiah 33:7). That is a prophecy for this end time. What a brutal condemnation of our diplomats. We must learn why the ambassadors of peace are going to weep bitterly. Therein lies the real solution to peace.

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