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Not only is it the case that President Barack Obama will never attack Iran or support an Israeli attack, but his policy of acquiescence is giving the Iranian Ayatollahs exactly what they are looking for: time to complete a nuclear process and build an atomic device.
While the “5+1” Group (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) was in Baghdad to talk with the Iranians, U.N. inspectors announced that Tehran had installed 350 new centrifuges at the Fordow underground facility and that they found uranium enriched to 27 percent at the site (closer to bomb-grade material).
Perhaps Israel is missing the train and the Iranian nuclear facilities already passed the famous “point of no return.” But in one way or another, the White House is certainly closing in on Israel and narrowing its vital windows of opportunity. And if re-elected, Obama, in his second term, will not attack Iran even as a last resort. Not needing Florida’s Jewish votes and true to his ideology of Western appeasement, Obama will re-enforced his “containment policy,” leading to a nuclear, hegemonic Iran.
The tragedy that befell the Czechs merits remembering, not only because it was a milestone of the 20th century, but because it is the most relevant to our situation in two ways: the Iranian nuclear race and the demands for territorial withdrawal from strategically important highlands (the Sudeten mountains in the case of Czechoslovakia and the highlands of Samaria and Judea in the case of Israel).
On September 29, 1938, the Czechoslovak state was truncated and deprived of defensible borders by the “Munich agreement.” Six months later, abandoned by its allies England and France, and bullied by Adolf Hitler, Czechoslovakia lay down and died. Like Israel today, the Czechs were accused of “intransigence” and of being “disturbers of the peace.” They were so disheartened that in the end they chose not to fight, but to surrender. “Peace” meant capitulation.
Czechoslovakia’s situation in 1938 is in fact similar to Israel’s in 2012. Like Israel’s IDF, the Czechs had one of the strongest armies in Europe. Like Israel, Czechoslovakia was a very young and vibrant state. Like Israel, Czechoslovakia was the only liberal democracy in Eastern Europe. And like the Obama administration’s pressing Israel to give up its settlements to the Arabs, the Nazis demanded the annexation of the Sudeten Land, settled by three million Germans. And the Sudeten mountains, like Israel’s “occupied territories,” were the only position from which the Bohemian plain, and the capital Prague, was defensible.
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