Sunday, September 21, 2008

Compressing 1929-1939 Into Weeks

What a week the world had! It started with Wall Street rescues to avoid a looming financial collapse, the worst since 1929. Taxpayers were drafted to save huge investment and insurance firms. The week ended with a call to address an international threat, the kind not seen faced since 1939 with the rise of Adolf Hitler. Haaretz stated:

Former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon on Sunday said Israel will not be able to avoid a military confrontation with Iran and called on the international community to stand up to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad like they did against Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

"Today, we in the West are facing the same situation, the lack of decisiveness towards a threat that is no less severe than that which Hitler posed in 1939."

Today's Jerusalem Post reported Israel's Defense Minister, Ehud Barak's call for a national emergency government. What decades will we revisit next week? Stay tuned....