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Quartet's Road Map for War

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Submitted by Andre Delage (Canada), Nov 10, 2013 at 12:54

History has proven that giving land for peace does not give peace. Have we not learned from history? Prime Minister Chamberlain of the United Kingdom was best known for appeasement foreign policy, particularly regarding his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany, and for his "containment" policy of Germany in 1939 that culminated in declaring war on Germany on 3 September 1939. The Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defences were situated there. Czechoslovakia alone would have defeated any German invasion. They were "Blackmail" to give land for peace. (Ironic)

We all know the consequences. Millions have lost their lives through a war that could have been evaded. What have we learned for this? It is not wise to negotiate with the devil to avoid war at all cost especially with someone that had publicly accused the Jews to be the causes of all evil.

In 1938, the leaders of Britain, France and Germany met in Munich to decide the fate of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia was not invited. The three conferees agreed to strip the targeted nation of the Sudetenland, whose population consisted largely of ethnic Germans, and transfer that territory to German control. This deprived the victim state not simply of land but of those areas – mountainous, fortifiable - necessary for Czechoslovakia to be able to defend itself.

Today, the same three nations are doing the same vis-a-vis Israel. They are discarding UN Security Council Resolution 242, passed unanimously in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and since then the cornerstone for all Middle East negotiations. They are ignoring the language of the resolution and the explicit declarations of its authors that Israel should not be forced to return to the pre-1967 armistice lines; that those lines left defense of the country too precarious and should be replaced by "secure and recognized boundaries" to be negotiated by Israel and its neighbors.

http://www.simplicityinthegospel.com/2011/01/quartets-road-map-for-war.html

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