As Secretary of Personality John Kerry has concluded his hob-nobbing with like-minded diplotrash in Europe and finally unveiled the just-brokered Iranian deal, it makes one wonder if a similar deal could have averted WWII?
Think about it. Germany was a pariah after the First World War and the horrors exacted across the European continent. Could diplomats simply have assembled across the table from the defeated German regime and brokered a deal that would have permitted them to have sufficient military forces for defensive purposes while ensuring they never engaged in warfare ever again?
After all, that’s what we’re being led to believe the Secretary of Personality has done as he negotiates with the Iranian delegation. The deal emerging will be described as one that permits Iran to develop nuclear technology for non-belligerent purposes while ensuring that such development doesn’t extend into offensive military capability.
The Treaty of Versailles ended the First World War. It contained language that restricted Germany’s ability to reconstruct her military forces in terms of force size, composition, and disposition. The treaty was one Germany and the west signed on and agreed to uphold. Yet Germany still emerged over time as a first-rate military power that surged across Europe and North Africa — treaty or no treaty.
Will we look back on this announced deal with Iran, note that it contained language that restricted their nuclear program, and recall how the west and Iran had all signed on to uphold — and then wonder how Iran obtained nuclear weapons? Probably.
History has a nasty way of repeating the things we don’t learn from. That’s why WWI was followed in time by WWII. That’s why virtually every sanctions program ever put in place has been ineffective. And that’s why the just-announced nuclear deal isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. Diplotrash doesn’t understand that of course — to our detriment.