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Appeasement never works

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Submitted by Clifton Chadwick (United Arab Emirates), Apr 13, 2010 at 07:53

On the day I read Daniel's piece (above) I also clipped this from the obit of Anna Walentynowicz (NYT today)

After strikes erupted elsewhere in Poland, the government reinstated Mrs. Walentynowicz, as well as Lech Walesa, the Solidarity leader, who had also been fired but returned to help lead Gdansk strikers. Mr. Walesa would later become president of a non-Communist Poland.

The authorities also agreed, with only slight modifications, to worker demands for guarantees of free speech, pay raises and official recognition of the Solidarity union. Within two years the union would have 10 million members.

"If we didn't press them to the wall before, we would not have got anything," Mrs. Walentynowicz said of Solidarity's threat of a general strike to win concessions.

And just this morning was reading Taheri on Iran and how ANY sign of appeasement by USA is taken by the mullahs as a major victory.

The "great thinker" in the White House is so dumb he can't figure this out!

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