I found on Ludovic
's blog an excellent analysis on Europe's dealing with Iran. Since the text is in French, I thought to provide my readers with a loose translation in English of three short excerpts of it. In my view, these excerpts represent fondamental and historical verities of international politics
"Angela Merkel's qualifying Ahamdinejad's statements as unacceptable doesn't alter the fact that these statements are nevertheless accepted since nothing is done against them."
"How could one not see in this diplomatic floppery a return to the thirties and to the League of Nations, since real diplomacy never excludes the use of force [the Europeans seem to exclude it...]."
"The price of appeasement is always paid by blood, tears, toil and sweat."
I couldn't agree more.
Labels: english, Histoire, Mideast, Politique, Résistance