Here we are once again. The eleventh month, the eleventh day, the eleventh hour when an armistice was declared which ended possibly the most horrific war ever fought. As history unreels we think more and more that those opposed to American intervention had a very strong case to make. But that’s blood under the bridge.
Americans going “over there” might have been a mistake. But there is no dispute that war ended badly. The “victors” proved to be vicious, petty men. The “losers” not really defeated but only in need of a rest to rethink and resolved to fight again.
The armistice which stopped that war, only ended after a second world war when a genuine peace was achieved. The world at war was brought to a general peace even if new battle lines formed for the next war which never achieved “hot” fighting status. That avoided conflagration remained a cold war.
Now the eleventh month, the eleventh day, the eleventh hour, is called Veterans Day. But we’re too embarrassed for the nation to look at these men and women for whom this holiday is named in the face.
Those that fought for the nation recently found themselves targeted by the present occupant of the White House who was determined to use them as cannon fodder in his political war. As they themselves noted with derision, veterans from the second world war stormed the beaches of Normandy so they were not to be resisted by puny fences flung up by a puny man. All veterans of all the many wars of more recent vintage felt hearts stirred by the brotherhood and sisterhood of veterans who could not, would not, be kept from a mission of remembrance for their so many years ago fallen brothers and sisters.
The good news to tell our veterans? There is no armistice. The principles they fought for are still the principles we fight for. Recently the long fight has turned in our favor.
Domestically, the fight against ObamaCare continues. It’s a fight that will continue as long as ObamaCare is still the law of the land. There will be no peace until ObamaCare is repealed. ObamaCare, which was passed with dubious methods has not had a genuine victory. The “victors” thus far in the ObamaCare war like those of the first world war are vicious and petty. The “losers” in the ObamaCare have not been defeated. There is no armistice. The fight continues.
On distant shores the country we Americans deride as “surrender monkeys” proves itself to have more resolve to uphold American principles and support for American friends than the present occupant of the White House. The totalitarians are on the rise but from Barack Obama there is only an appeasement deal. One has to wonder if Barack Obama is acting so foolishly because he is so stupid or whether his policies are deliberately a betrayal of American principles and friends.
“Vive la France!” Republican Senator John McCain, an outspoken voice on national security issues, wrote on his Twitter account as reports emerged that a Jewish French MP warned Fabius of Israel’s intentions to attack Iran should it receive a soft deal.
“France had the courage to prevent a bad nuclear agreement with Iran,” McCain said, after the weekend announcement of the failed agreement with the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany, known as the P5+1, exemplifying the prevalent attitude towards the French in recent days.
Channel 2 News reported Sunday that Meyer Habib, a French member of parliament, telephoned French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius while talks were still taking place to warn him that he believes that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would order an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities if western powers did not stiffen their conditions for relieving sanctions.
“I know (Netanyahu)… If you don’t toughen your positions, Netanyahu will attack Iran,” Habib reportedly told Fabius. “I know this. I know him. You have to toughen your positions in order to prevent war,” he reportedly added.
During three days of intense negotiations in Geneva, France repeatedly voiced concerns over various points in a possible deal and its lack of guarantees, a position that had Iran calling it a negotiations spoilsport. [snip]
“Thank God for France and thank God for push back,” said hawkish Senor Lindsey Graham on CNN’s State of the Union program. “The French are becoming very good leaders in the Mideast,” Graham said, suggesting he would be in favor of more sanctions against Iran.
“My fear is that we’re going to wind up creating a North Korea-type situation in the Mideast, where we negotiate with Iran and one day you wake up…and you’re going to have a nuclear Iran,” Graham added. [snip]
During negotiations, Fabius said that “I cannot say there is any certainty that we can conclude” the talks, noting that France could not accept a “sucker’s deal” and that Israel’s “concerns” need to be taken into consideration.”
American interests and principles now are best represented at the official level by the French and Israeli governments not Barack Obama. The good news for our veterans and Americans who still believe in American principles is that there is no armistice.
The fight continues.