posted on Apr, 10 2003 @ 07:08 AM
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps,
the end of the beginning."
The famous words of Winston Churchill of course but are these words just as relevant,perhaps even more so, today than back then??
If we follow the Second World War timetable then we are only at the point at which Hitler invaded and over ran Czechoslovakia.There,as you all
remember,Sudetan Germans lined the streets just as Shi'ite Muslims line the streets of Baghdad today.
This was also the point that the League of Nations was shown to be impotent and powerless,today we see the UN in the same position.
Following Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938 there was a short pause and consolidation before Germany pushed into Poland in Sept 1939,the
point at which the world had drawn a line.
How many of us, Pro-War and Anti-War, fully expect Bush to take advantage of the present situation and move on into either Syria,Iran,or North
If we follow the WW2 timeline then it will be at this point,attacking another nation,that France,Germany,Russia,and China will stand against the USA.I
doubt very much if the UK will still be standing shoulder to shoulder with the USA if they pick another target.
This was the reason getting International consensus was so important.
Anyway,I have noticed not a small amount of euphoria,even gloating from those who feel vindicated by recent pictures from Iraq.So,perhaps,it is timely
to remind posters here of another famous quote by Winston Churchill.
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."