Sunday, April 14, 2013

Germany's Attitude towards International Treaties

The observations of a World War One Navy Flier, commanding a Flight of Flying-Boats from Felixstowe against submarines and Zeppelins, in respect of atrocities and The Hague Convention, seem worth remembering as Britain's Prime Minister, a proven weak and useless individual, meets the German Chancellor in a castle outside Berlin, this weekend.

The quote may be found from this pdf link, on page 217 start of Chapter VII:

"The Hague, where peace conferences met to mitigate the horrors of war, or do away with it entirely, and supplied the Hun with a ready-made list of forbidden atrocities—atrocities which he immediately made haste to perpetrate."

As George Sanayana said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" and Cameron proves that he has yet to even learn the lesson of the more recent Thatcher years, what hope for the nation is there in the lessons of almost 100 years ago?

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