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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 02:55 PM

25. Hstory books will be written about this time.

Tomes have been written about the arrogance of the Germans in 1914 who were furious with Great Britain for going to war just because the Germans invaded Belgium. The German Foreign Minister actually could not believe, and stated that he could not believe that Britain was going to war. "Over a word Neutrality." Belgium Neutrality was guaranteed by Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. "Britain is going to war over a scrap of paper." The scrap of paper was a treaty, obliging all four signatories to respect and defend Belgium Neutrality.

That arrogance has gone down in history. A people determined to make war, and would justify any violation of international law to get what they wanted. The cost was not the question, any cost was worth it. The violations of international law would be ignored so long as they won.

America is rapidly becoming the Germans of 1914. Demanding our allies stand with us as we ignore international law. Insisting that international law does not apply, we are in a fight for our lives. So many parallels to history, so much sorrow in our future. The world united to stamp German Arrogance into the ground in the Great War, the war to end all wars.

The way we keep offending the world, I would have to assume that nobody alive today has read any books on how the 1st World War started. They should have, because we are doing everything possible to repeat those mistakes.

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