“Its Deja Vu all over again.”
Am I the only one that has seen this parallel?
Maybe its because I am 78 years old so know the story of 76 years ago. While two generations later, they don’t know the story because we don’t teach real history in our schools. If we ignore history we are doomed to repeat it and in this case the parallels are so extreme that I wonder if Putin was a clone of Hitler. Lets hope he is a clone and doesn’t know how the story ended.
When Hitler decided he wanted Czechoslovakia he said that the Germans were being abused by the Czechs so he would have to go into the Sudetenland, the border areas of Czechoslovakia, to relieve their abuse. Putin says the Russians in Crimea were being abused so he wanted to take over the area in order to relieve their abuse.
In the case of Hitler, after being told he couldn’t just walk in, he then demanded elections to see if the Sudetenland wanted to be part of Germany. Putin demanded elections to see if Crimea wanted to become part of Russia. Both Hitler and Putin sent operatives into the population to stir up trouble and influence the elections. Then when Hitler was told he could have elections he then said, never mind, I am going in anyway. Putin went in AHEAD of the elections and the elections were held later.
Then Hitler swore he had no designs on the rest of Czechoslovakia. Putin is now saying he has no designs on the rest of the Ukraine.
Here is where the story will get interesting. Hitler then drove his troops through Czechoslovakia and took the nation and then promised (again) the world he was through with expansion.
The scary part is that Hitler then attacked Poland. Poland had a pact with England and France to protect each other. This drew England and France into the start of WWII.
If Putin is really Hitler reborn he will now take over the entire nation of the Ukraine.
If he then decides Poland is what he wants, Poland is a member of NATO and WWIII will begin.
All the above took place because of two weak leaders, leaders with no backbone, leaders that could have stopped the progression if they had had a set of balls.
If Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of England had had the guts to stand up to Hitler there might NOT have been a Second World War.
Now we have another gutless leader, President Barak Obama who will not stand up to Putin so we may be headed into the Third World War.
I am shocked that NOT ONE person has seen and commented on this parallel. As Yogi Berra once said, “Its Deja Vu all over again.”
“You shall know the truth and the Truth shall set you free.”