Trust That Agreements Will Be Respected Helped To Keep The Peace Since WW11

In 1914 the world was plunged into a glob­al con­flict, we have come to refer to that con­flict as world war one (ww1). That con­flict began after the assas­si­na­tion of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
According to History​.com, ten­sions had been brew­ing through­out Europe — espe­cial­ly in the trou­bled Balkan region of south­east Europe — for years before World War I actu­al­ly broke out. A num­ber of alliances involv­ing European pow­ers, the Ottoman Empire, Russia, and oth­er par­ties had exist­ed for years, but polit­i­cal insta­bil­i­ty in the Balkans (par­tic­u­lar­ly Bosnia, Serbia, and Herzegovina) threat­ened to destroy these agree­ments.

The spark that ignit­ed World War I was struck in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where Archduke Franz Ferdinand—heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire — was shot to death along with his wife, Sophie, by the Serbian nation­al­ist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914. Princip and oth­er nation­al­ists were strug­gling to end Austro-Hungarian rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Thanks to new mil­i­tary tech­nolo­gies and the hor­rors of trench war­fare, World War I saw unprece­dent­ed lev­els of car­nage and destruc­tion. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed vic­to­ry, more than 16 mil­lion peo­ple — sol­diers and civil­ians alike — were dead.

World war one last­ed from 1914 until 1918, as stat­ed in History’s report­ing, by the time the con­flict end­ed over 16 mil­lion human beings were dead.
By 1939 the sec­ond world war had bro­ken out in Europe, a mere twen­ty-one years (21) lat­er. One would have thought that the death and destruc­tion of world war one would have served as a wake-up call to the European con­ti­nent, that they must set­tle their dif­fer­ences through dia­logue and con­ver­sa­tions, not so.

History​.com char­ac­ter­ized the rea­son for the sec­ond world war thus; The insta­bil­i­ty cre­at­ed in Europe by the First World War (1914−18) set the stage for anoth­er inter­na­tion­al con­flict – World War II – which broke out two decades lat­er and would prove even more dev­as­tat­ing. Rising to pow­er in an eco­nom­i­cal­ly and polit­i­cal­ly unsta­ble Germany, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi Party) rearmed the nation and signed strate­gic treaties with Italy and Japan to fur­ther his ambi­tions of world dom­i­na­tion. 

The truth of the mat­ter is that the rea­son for the break­out of world war two was far more com­pli­cat­ed than the fore­gone para­graph syn­op­sized.
Hitler felt that the Treaty of Versailles that brought World War I to an end, blamed Germany for the start of (WW1) and placed oner­ous con­di­tion­al­i­ties on the German peo­ple. Adolph Hitler promised that he would bring Germany out from under what he saw as an unfair treaty.
With the full back­ing of the German peo­ple behind him on the treaty issue, Hitler was able to devel­op his racial­ist mil­i­taris­tic goals for Germany.
The sec­ond world war end­ed in 1945, thank­ful­ly the Western pow­ers had defeat­ed the Nazi Axis of Germany, Italy„ and Japan.
Critical to the war effort in Eastern Europe was the effort of the Soviet Union against Hitler’s war machine.

Representatives of 26 Allied nations pledge their support
The name “United Nations”, coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, dur­ing the Second World War, when rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to con­tin­ue fight­ing togeth­er against the Axis Powers.

In 1945, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 50 coun­tries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those del­e­gates delib­er­at­ed on the basis of pro­pos­als worked out by the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, in the United States in August-October 1944.
The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the 50 coun­tries. Poland, which was not rep­re­sent­ed at the Conference, signed it lat­er and became one of the orig­i­nal 51 Member States.
The United Nations offi­cial­ly came into exis­tence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been rat­i­fied by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a major­i­ty of oth­er sig­na­to­ries. United Nations Day is cel­e­brat­ed on 24 October each year.

Since the incep­tion of the United Nations, in 1945 there have been many con­flicts, to include the Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq wars and many oth­er con­flicts in which America’s actions are less overt, to include the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Bosnian war and America’s excur­sions in places like Panama and Grenada.
Despite those con­flicts, the world has dodged major esca­la­tions com­pa­ra­ble to the two pre­vi­ous glob­al con­flicts of 1914 and 1939.
A full 75-years has passed since the last world war. The avoid­ance of a world­wide con­flict may have some­thing to do with the two com­pet­ing forces of the United States and the Former Soviet Union bal­anc­ing each oth­er out with their expan­sive nuclear arse­nals.
Since the end of the sec­ond world war, sev­er­al nations have also acquired for­mi­da­ble nuclear arse­nals which may have some deter­rent effect.

Those nations now include “Israel”, Great Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and of course the Russian Federation and the United States.
When the his­to­ry books are writ­ten on world his­to­ry let it be fac­tu­al­ly depict­ed, not by alter­na­tive facts, but by hard truths.
Let it be doc­u­ment­ed that President Barack Obama was able to bring the Islamic Republic to the table along with oth­er nations and ham­mer out an agree­ment.
By all accounts, Iran stuck to the terms of the agree­ment. The ene­mies of peace argue that it was not a [Treaty] and as such tear­ing up the deal was no big deal.

It is not the first time that we have been brought lied to, remem­ber the nar­ra­tive that Iraq had weapons of mass destruc­tion, and that Iraq was about to unleash them in a mush­room cloud over American cities?
That was the jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for a total­ly unpro­voked war against a sov­er­eign Iraqui nation.
Hundreds of thou­sands of Iraquis were killed and for what? Not that there could be any legal or moral jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for the ille­git­i­mate inva­sion of a sov­er­eign nation, the top­pling of its gov­ern­ment and the slaugh­ter of its peo­ple.


The JPOA or Joint Plan of Action was a frame­work agree­ment that encour­aged the P5+1 to con­tin­ue to nego­ti­ate a com­pre­hen­sive deal on Iran’s nuclear pro­gram in exchange for nar­row and tem­po­rary sanc­tions relief. That frame­work deal helps pave the way to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, which is also com­mon­ly referred to as the “Iran Deal”.
The JPOA was entered into on November 24th, 2013. It is a nar­row­ly-con­strued sanc­tions relief pro­gram designed to encour­age Iran to stay at the nego­ti­at­ing table. It is the only eli­gi­ble sanc­tions relief until Implementation Day.

The JPOA relaxed eco­nom­ic sanc­tions direct­ed at non‑U.S. per­sons when con­duct­ing busi­ness with Iran relat­ed to petro­chem­i­cal prod­ucts; the auto­mo­bile indus­try; Iran’s pur­chase and sale of gold and oth­er pre­cious met­als; and Iran’s export of crude oil to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and Taiwan. The United States also autho­rized U.S. per­sons to sup­ply Iran’s spare parts in sup­port of the safe oper­a­tion of Iran’s civ­il air­craft. Furthermore, the JPOA estab­lished a finan­cial chan­nel to facil­i­tate human­i­tar­i­an trade with Iran. This lim­it­ed relief was offered in exchange for Iran tem­porar­i­ly lim­it­ing its nuclear pro­gram while the par­ties nego­ti­at­ed.

There was no rea­son to walk away from the deal. The Iranians by all accounts were adher­ing to the rules of the JCPOA.
The prob­lem with the JCPOA is that it bore the sig­na­ture of Barack Obama the 44th pres­i­dent of the United States.
And that was a prob­lem for the moral­ly bank­rupt nar­cis­sis­tic racist who suc­ceed­ed him.
He could not bear to leave in place a plan that no oth­er American pres­i­dent of the United States was able to secure.
So he tore up the deal claim­ing that he could get a bet­ter deal, the truth of the mat­ter is that he can­not even get Iran to the table to talk, because world lead­ers have zero respect for him.
And so now the cam­paign of lies and defama­tion has increased as the war­mon­gers build a case for war against anoth­er sov­er­eign nation.
Do not be fooled by the lies.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, researcher, and blog­ger. 
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