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I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dean Acheson:
Let's hope appeasement doesn't run in families. I fear weakness does.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
President Kennedy:
[addressing the NPIC photograph analyst] Okay - let's have it.

NPIC Photo Interpreter:
Gentlemen, as most of you now know, a U-2 over Cuba Sunday morning took a series of disturbing photographs. Our analysis at NPIC indicates that the Soviet Union has followed up its conventional weapons build-up in Cuba with the introduction of surface-to-surface, medium-range ballistic missiles, or MRBMs. Our official estimate at this time is that the missile system is the SS-4 'Sandal'. We do not believe that the missiles are as yet operational. Iron Bark reports that the SS-4 can deliver a 3-megaton nuclear weapon 1,000 miles. So far we've identified 32 missiles serviced by about 3400 men, undoubtedly all Soviet personnel. Our cities and military installations in the southeast as far north as Washington, D.C., are in range of these weapons, and in the evnt of a launch would have only 5 minutes warning.

General Marshall Carter:
5 minutes, gentlemen.

Gen. Max Taylor:
In those 5 minutes, they could kill 80 million Americans - and destroy a significant percentage of our bomber bases, degrading our retaliatory options. The Joint Chiefs' consensus, Mr. President, is that this signals a major doctrinal shift in Soviet thinking - to a first-strike policy. It is a massively destabilizing move.

Robert Kennedy:
How long until they're operational?

NPIC Photo Interpreter:
General Carter can answer that question better than I can.

Gen. Max Taylor:
GMAC - Guided Missiles Intelligence Committee - estimates 10-14 days. A crash program could limit that time. However, I must stress that there may be more missiles - that we don't know about. We'll need more U-2 coverage.

President Kennedy:
Gentlemen, I want first reactions here. Assuming for the moment that Khruschev has NOT gone off the deep end - and intends to start World War 3 - what are we looking at?

Dean Rusk:
Mr. President, I believe my team is in agreement. If we permit the introduction of nuclear missiles to a Soviet satellite nation in our hemisphere, the diplomatic consequnces will be too terrible to contemplate. The Russians are trying to show the world they can do whatever they want, wherever they want, and we're powerless to stop them. If they succeed...

Robert Kennedy:
It'll be Munich all over again.

Dean Rusk:
Yes. Appeasement only makes the aggressor more aggressive. And the Soviets will be emboldened to push us even harder. Now we must remove the missiles one way or another. Now it seems to me the options are either some combination of international pressure & action on our part, until they give in - or - we hit them. An air strike.

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You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.More [08/24/2011 05:08:37]
It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We would have liked that the wish for appeasement had prevailed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement is a vote to live in the present tense, to hold the comforts of the moment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The incentive to peacemaking is love, but it degenerates into appeasement whenever justice is ignored. To forgive and to ask for forgiveness are both costly exercises. All authentic Christian peacemaking exhibits the love and justice-and so the pain-of the cross.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is either a complaint or appeasement.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement, said Winston Churchill, consists of being nice to a crocodile in the hope that he will eat you last. At the moment, the biggest crocodile in the world is Microsoft, and everybody is busy sucking up to it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are some who, for varying reasons, would appease Red China. They are blind to history's clear lesson, for history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier war. It points to no single instance where this end has justified that means, where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now, the United States' response, the western response to this is a continuation of the appeasement that was started back in the '50s with Eisenhower when Iran seized western oil companies. The Americans, the British, and the Israelis, as I remember, launched an attack to try to reclaim it and - or at least the British and the Israelis did and Eisenhower vetoed it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If history teaches us anything, it teaches that simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile, one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One might have thought that the Cold War's conclusion would have convinced the Left that appeasement of dictators is not profitable.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To claim "humanitarian motives" when the motive is envy and its supposed appeasement, is a favorite rhetorical device of politicians today, and has been for at least a hundred and fifty years.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Modern man has been in search of a new language of form to satisfy new longings and aspirations - longings for mental appeasement, aspirations to unity, harmony, serenity - an end to his alienation from nature. All these arts of remote times or strange cultures either give or suggest to the modern artist forms which he can adapt to his needs, the elements of a new iconography.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22-out-of-30 top al-Qaida leaders who've been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever is left out there, ask them about that.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our policy is to give all possible material aid to the nations that still resist aggression across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And we make it abundantly clear that we intend to commit none of the fatal errors of appeasement. We have the thought that in this nation of many states we have found the way in which men of many racial origins may live together in peace. If the human race as a whole is to survive, the world must find a way by which men and nations may live together in peace. We cannot accept the doctrine More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The European arguments against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act demonstrate that "some Europeans have never lost faith in appeasement as a way of life. It is clear that Iran is cynically manipulating gullible (or equally cynical) Europeans to advance its development of weapons of mass destruction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any appeasement of tyranny is treason.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's not a choice between war and peace. It's a choice between war and endless war. It's not appeasement. I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Giving in to the forces of low ambition would be an act of climate appeasement. This is our Munich moment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
(I)t is simply wrong to confuse cowardice with appeasement. Cowardice is a failing of character. Appeasement is a failure of policy. Stalin appeased Hitler when he signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Stalin was an evil character, to be sure. But cowardice really isn't the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Stalin ' that word is “sexy.” I'm kidding, I'm kidding.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's always been you know, religion that has been the primary impediment to actual relationship with God, because it creates a mythology about performance -- that you can perform your way into the appeasement of the deity. And you know, when you're born inside the cultural framework that I was, and you're born inside the religious traditions that I was, that becomes your understanding of spirituality: That it's about trying to please God. So, it's really not about God at all; it's about our ability to perform accordingMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And when you learn, over the course of your life, that it's not about pleasing God, it's about learning how to trust God. That's a huge watershed, because trust is a whole different ballgame than appeasement or pleasing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The era of appeasement must come to an end. The political and social demands that dissidents are making of the universities do not flow from sound basic educational criteria, but from strategic considerations on how to radicalize the student body, polarize the campus and extend the privileged enclaves of student power.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If appeasing our enemies is not the answer, neither is hating them.... Somewhere between the extremes of appeasement and hate there is a place for courage and strength to express themselves in magnanimity and charity, and this is the place we must find.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One difference between French appeasement and American appeasement is that France pays ransom in cash and gets its hostages back while the United States pays ransom in arms and gets additional hostages taken.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement is feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement does not work. As was the case in the 1930s, we see in Saddam Hussein an aggressive dictator threatening his neighbors.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If anything good is going to emerge out of this, it's going to be the result of an acceptable modus vivendi between Ukraine and Russia. The two of them will have to get together at some point. It is going to be a result that many people in the West will not like, because Russia, as the bigger power, is going to get the better of the deal. So, a lot of people will say, that's appeasement. That's this - that - it's reality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerousMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Admittedly, there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this. The less generous way is to say: How was it possible to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement was never a very clever policy, and it should not be our option today.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ever since I assumed my present office my main purpose has been to work for the pacification of Europe, for the removal of those suspicions and those animosities which have so long poisoned the air. The path which leads to appeasement is long and bristles with obstacles. The question of Czechoslovakia is the latest and perhaps the most dangerous. Now that we have got past it, I feel that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to sanity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The West can't come up with anything to deal with Moscow, except appeasement.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many politicians in the West cling to the notion of a partnership with Russia. They want to include [Vladimir] Putin, make compromises and constantly negotiate new deals with him. But history has taught us that the longer we pursue appeasement and do nothing, the higher the price will be later on. Dictators don't ask "Why?" before they seize even more power. They ask: "Why not?"More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Vladimir Putin has this animalistic instinct of all dictators: He smells weakness. To quote Winston Churchill's definition of appeasement: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Appeasement only makes the aggressor more aggressive.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The era of coming to a close...we are entering a period of consequences - Winston Churchill (warning about the danger of appeasementMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have given us as much terror as we can take. We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole and the one, for the reconciliation of the concept and the sensible, of the transparent and the communicable experience. Under the general demand for slackening and for appeasement, we can hear the mutterings of the desire for a return of terror, for the realization of the fantasy to seize reality. The answer is: Let us wage a war on totality; let us be witnesses to the unpMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Peace is not passive, it is active. Peace is not appeasement, it is strength. Peace does not 'happen,' it requires work.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A broader reading of history shows that appeasement, no matter how it is labeled, never fulfills the hopes of the appeasers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
President Obama Tastes the Bitter Fruit of Appeasement...of Israel, not IranMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
May I just single out for salutations, on the 'anti-war' side: Pop Stars For Appeasement, Dancers Against Democracy, Actors For Apathy, Fashionistas For Fascism and Jugglers For Genocide. All of them united under that flaccid flag of convenience, Show-Offs For Saddam.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So what we have is an American foreign policy that is inextricably linked to domestic matters. It is very dangerous for a politician who desires nothing more than to stay in office to address the mindset that any change in policy is appeasement. And Americans will accept that for a certain amount of time.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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