[February 3, 2024] Headlines read, “America and Iran step closure to the brink of war.” The question that’s answer puzzles senior military and political leaders today in America is whether our appeasement of Iran will lead to a war with Iran. The answer is yes. Political appeasement is dangerous, and history tells us that it often does not work.
The most recognized appeasement of the twentieth century was the 1930s British policy of appeasement toward Hitler and Nazi Germany. The result of their policy was the largest and most destructive war ever in human history, World War II. Appeasement is a popular diplomatic strategy because it can buy peace, but when it fails, it fails spectacularly.
The question that concerns the Biden Administration is whether appeasing Iran will work. President Joe Biden believes it profoundly and has gone all out to appease Iran’s mullahs.
- Biden greenlighted a payment of $6 billion to Iran to return American hostages, thereby assuring more will be taken.
- Biden has publically alienated Israel’s Netanyahu government and pushed a ceasefire with Hamas terrorists, and doing what Iran wanted.
- Biden’s spokespersons have openly stated, after attacks on Americans, that the U.S. finds no evidence of Iranian involvement and that the U.S. does not wish for a wider war and has no plans to attack Iran itself.
- Biden dropped all significant sanctions on Iran.
America’s leadership has forgotten an ancient wisdom, Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war.). I will add, prepare for war loudly. In other words, make it clear to your enemies that you will crush them with overwhelming force and do it disproportionally and unpredictably.
If you want war in the Middle East, then continue with Biden’s appeasement policies.
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