Heiko Maas in the land of the Aryans

It’s quite odd when the German government, which is in the process of phasing out its own nuclear power program, now supports a nuclear energy program in Iran. When recalling that in Iran gays are hanged and women who refuse to wear the headscarf are beaten, one’s skin begins to crawl.

In June 2019, the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas visited Iran in order to save the nuclear agreement. At a joint press conference, the Iranian Foreign Minister was asked by a German journalist about the executions of homosexual men in Iran. The answer was:

“We live according to certain principles. These are moral principles concerning the behavior of people in general,” he continued. “And that means that the law is respected and the law is obeyed.”

Heiko Maas remained silent. Silence is a German tradition.

The word „Iran“ means „land of the Aryans“. It’s in that country that women’s rights are trampled on and gays are executed, while hatred of the Jewish state of Israel is whipped up. In that context, the silence of Heiko Maas is deafening.

The 2015 agreement between Iran, the USA, Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia and China to prevent the Islamic dictatorship from building an atomic bomb enjoys a good reputation. Is it possible that the whole world could be wrong? Indeed, it is possible. When it comes to Jews, the whole world has been wrong before.

In September 2017, Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to the United Nations in which he pointed out that the „Memorandum of Understanding“ with Iran would not hinder the regime’s path to the bomb, but rather open it up, because restrictions in the agreement included a so-called „sunset clause“. He stated:

„It means that in a few years, those restrictions will be automatically removed — not by a change in Iran’s behavior, not by a lessening of its terror or its aggression. They’ll just be removed by a mere change in the calendar. And I warned that when that sunset comes, a dark shadow will be cast over the entire Middle East and the world, because Iran will then be free to enrich uranium on an industrial scale, placing it on the threshold of a massive arsenal of nuclear weapons.“

Netanyahu made it clear that the danger was not that Iran may quickly build a bomb by breaking the agreement, but rather that the agreement would give Iran the opportunity to build many bombs in adherence with the agreement. The agreement can basically be summed up in this simple formula:

With some luck, the agreement will bring peace, but with just a little bad luck, many Jews will die!

It will be the Israelis who will have to pay the price if the deal fails. The United Nations and Germany can easily support such a deal because they have nothing to lose! In a worst case scenario, Israel will pay the full price. In that regard, it’s all the more outrageous that Israel wasn’t even invited to the negotiating table. Imagine that: Germany signed an agreement which included several other countries with a country whose government hates and threatens the small Jewish country of Israel.

Today Israel is the new Czechoslovakia!

In the 1930s, in the name of a supposed peace, Czechoslovakia was burdened with an international agreement settled without their participation in the negotiations. On the evening of September 30, 1938, the leaders of the governments of Great Britain, France, Italy and the German Reich signed the Munich Agreement. The signatories celebrated the Agreement Munich as „peace in our time“. The Czechoslovakians called it the Munich Betrayal. With the signing, the Sudeten crisis was supposedly solved once and for all. Europe benefited from a peace agreement for which the Czechoslovakians paid the bill.

When Czechoslovakia criticized those European states, they were immediately scolded as a great threat to world peace. Günter Grass was too young at that time to write a poem against Czechoslovakia; he wasn’t yet a member of the Waffen-SS. But, there was Lord Trenchard, who said that Czechoslovakia didn’t need the Sudeten areas for security: „The best security is peace“.

Those in Czechoslovakia who didn’t trust the agreement were considered troublemakers without further ado.

“The best security is peace” is constantly repeated in the Middle East. As Czechoslovakia was at that time, Israel is now the country from which unusually high demands are being exacted. Czechoslovakians are familiar with the rhetoric of appeasement and the risk it entails only too well. Just as Czechoslovakia had good reason to distrust the German Reich, Israel today has good reason to view Iran with serious concern.

Appeasement politics were pursued at that time, since it was „only“ Czechoslovakia which was at stake. Today it’s „only“ Israel. When Chamberlain returned with the „Munich Betrayal“, the British were enthusiastic. „We will never go to war again“, Hitler had promised. Chamberlain believed him and sacrificed Czechoslovakia.

„We never even considered the option of obtaining nuclear weapons“, Rohani assured. The world believes him and will even sacrifice Israel’s security. The then president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, was especially proud of the deal:

Obama was as proud as Bill Clinton, who made a deal with North Korea in 1994. He believed the leader of North Korea, who said: „We will never build an atomic bomb.“ Today, many of those same nations believe the Iranian government.

Today, North Korea has an atomic bomb! So the question remains: What if the Iranian government is lying? Well, then Israel will pay the price!

Why does the world shrug its shoulders at the threat to the Jewish people? In 1938, Nazi fantasies of annihilation were taken lightly. Presumably some believed Hitler’s „Mein Kampf“ may had only been translated in a detrimental light and that all the hatred was mere rhetoric.

Just imagine, if that in 1938 the USA had rescinded on the Munich Agreement. Certainly, the US government would have been massively criticized by the world community, but then history may have taken a better turn.

Translation: William Wires

Über tapferimnirgendwo

Als Theatermensch spiele, schreibe und inszeniere ich für diverse freie Theater. Im Jahr 2007 erfand ich die mittlerweile europaweit erfolgreiche Bühnenshow „Kunst gegen Bares“. Als Autor verfasse ich Theaterstücke, Glossen und Artikel. Mit meinen Vorträgen über Heinrich Heine, Hedwig Dohm und dem von mir entwickelten Begriff des „Nathankomplex“ bin ich alljährlich unterwegs. Und Stand Up Comedian bin ich auch. Mein Lebensmotto habe ich von Kermit, dem Frosch: „Nimm, was Du hast und flieg damit!
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