...and free themselves from the obligations of the treaties concerning the maintainance of security of which they were signatories. As a result, they demolished the fundamental principles upon which their very existence was based. they tore down the Charter of the League and the Treaty of Paris [Versailles, June 1919], the very agreements that ensured their independence and detered aggression. After rendering the treaties... worthless, [how] can they feel the responsibility of living up to their obligations? Acts of aggression have become rampant. they are multiplying and infecting many. Some governments are enganged in full-scale struggle. Many others feel the threat. Fear reigns in the world. Those who have already been prey...