Remember the Wannasee Protocol during talks with Iran

Larry Koch, EdD

Few people today know about the Reinhardt Heydrich’s Wannasee Protocol and even fewer have heard of the Forghani plan developed in Iran. It should be part of the debate on our negotiations, but there is little sign that it has merited even the passing attention of Secretary Kerry or the media. Adolph Hitler declared that “If war did come, it would be the end of the Jewish Race in Europe.” At Wannasee, a suburb of Berlin, a bureaucrat named Reinhardt Heydrich developed an operational plan to make the Fuhrer’s dream a reality. The most chilling part of the Wannasee Protocol was a list of on leger paper of Jews slated for death; i.e. “Belgium- 43,000”and “Rumania- 342,000.” Countries not under Nazi rule but slated for future conquest were also listed; “England- 330,000” and “Ireland -4,000.”
After Iran’s Supreme ruler declared that Israel “was a cancerous tumor that must be removed,” Alireza Forghani, a Khamenei ally and Governor of Kish province in Iran, published a blueprint for Israel’s destruction. Forghani’s Protocol specified “the use of the Shahab 3, Ghadr and Ashura missiles….until the final annihilation of the Israeli people.” Mirroring the Wannasee Protocol, Forghani lists the targeted populations “Jerusalem district – 907,300,” Northern District/Nazareth, -1,231,900,” “Tel Aviv-1,277,900.” Needless to say, the nearby regions’ Christians and Muslims will also be incinerated.

The Obama administration believes we need to ignore the Iranian missile program, or its proxy attacks on our Mideast allies, or its persecution of Christianity, because this will complicate and compromise our chances of reaching an agreement on anything. The Iranians especially singled out Israeli issues, which they declared totally off the bargaining table. This is known as “decoupling,” and while perhaps the motivation is good, I fear it is doomed to fail. Revolutionary Iran defines itself first of all as Anti-American, -remember the embassy hostages? To this day its crowds chant “Death to American,” to which Khamenei responds “Yes, death to America.” Iran’s deep hatred of America, and its expansionistic dreams are endemic to Jihadist world view, be it ISIS and Iran. The enemy of our enemy is still our enemy, and both take satisfaction from roadside bombings and terrorist attacks. Decoupling was first tried in Munich, where a naïve Britain and France in effect agreed to sacrifice democratic Czechoslovakia and European Judaism, thinking the effect of an agreement would end Germany’s territorial, racist and warlike ambitions. But the success at the negotiating table did not make Hitler’s regime become anything but what they were; they did not, and would not, redefine themselves out of existence, becoming, in effect, no longer “Nazis.” Similarly, the Mullahs of Iran cannot redefine themselves so they are not who they are. They will remain anti-American, anti-Christian, expansionistic and a growing threat to world peace, with their first goal the destruction of Israel. While the notes of the then secret Wannasee plan were first discovered in the files after World War II, the Forghani Protocol was openly and repeatedly shared in the official Iranian press, and has never been reputed. The destruction of Israel is believed to be the first step leading to the ascension of the 12th Imam, and eventually lead to the world’s conversion to Shia Islam. In the 20th Century, genocide was conducted by a factory model- ending with the gas chambers- in the 21st Century it might be accomplished using missiles and nuclear weapons. While the Shoah took years and was never fully accomplished, the one proposed in the Farghani Protocol will take minutes. But the world has changed in other ways. The Jews now have a state of their own, with approximately 400 nuclear weapons, their own long range missiles and what has been recognized by some as the second strongest air force in the world. Do not expect that Israel will go quietly to its own destruction alone, and that in addition to Iran, some long held debts will undoubtedly be repaid.

The agreement at Munich was greeted by a gullible world with almost universal acclaim. It was said then, as it is incorrectly said now, that this bad deal is the only alternative to war. It in the end it led to a far more destructive cataclysm than if Hitler’s bluff had been called, and we now know that many in the German army would have repeatedly revolted if the west had chosen instead to do what was right I am sure some will dismiss my concern about the Forghani Protocol as they dismissed the murderous threats of the Nazis, because to them it is unthinkable. The biggest difference is this Iranian Protocol has not happened yet, and is preventable. God grant the United States Congress and the American people the strength and insight not to make a decision that will lead to untold future destruction, and will brand our current leadership as foolish bordering on criminal, as history has correctly branded Neville Chamberlain.

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