During the late 1930’s there were three world leaders who were running over their neighbors, killing people and destroying cities with the goal of conquering the world. The United States, England, and France were trying to stop them without fighting. They negotiated non-aggression treaties which our leaders kept while the dictators kept marching through, destroying cities and their neighbors. They bombed London and marched into Paris. Finally the United States, France and England learned that the only way to stop a tyrant is to whip him.
The United States had sorta learned from what was happening in Europe, but their memory was very short because Japan said they were going to take over the United States. Our intelligent leaders said we don’t want war so we will negotiate. While the Japanese representative was in Washington working on negotiations and most of our Navy was in Pearl Harbor they came and bombed it, destroying most of it and killing hundreds of Americans; and we decided we were at war. Finally in 1945 we did what needs to be done with all tyrants. We ended it with two bombs.
Don’t let anybody kid you, there is only one way to stop a tyrant, whip him.
The names of the three world leaders then were Adolph Hitler, Germany, Benito Mussolini, Italy, and Hideki Tojo in Japan. Three world leaders today are Ali Khamenei, Iran, Vladimir Putin, Russia, and Kim Jong-Un, North Korea. I ask, will our leaders follow the same steps our leaders did in the 1940’s?
North Korea has said they are going to hit the United States and are building the things to do it. What will happen when North Korea hits Portland? It will be worse than Pearl Harbor. The Power Grid for the entire Northwestern United States is in Portland. I have walked through this facility.
Do you stop a killer by asking him to be nice and believing him when he says he will?
I remember Pearl Harbor. I was 10 years old. On that Sunday afternoon I was at my cousin’s place when his mother came out and said, “The Japs just bombed Pearl Harbor”. I will never forget that time and when I see it being repeated it cuts me to the core.
I served in the occupation force in Germany after WWII and witnessed what it takes to overcome a tyrant. Frankfurt was rubble. It was interesting to talk to many of the German people who told me it wasn’t our fault, they had brought it on themselves. Tyrants have never changed.
Editors note: What about China, Norm?