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Putin is like Hitler

Was it my imagination, or did Russian President Vladimir Putin look like he was up to something during the Winter Olympics? He had this furtive look, now revealed as the Putin expansionist program.

Amassing troops on another nation’s border appears so similar to the behavior of a 20th-century tyrant named Adolf Hitler. He annexed the Sudetenland under the same ruse: rescuing their indigent population. Germany also hosted the Olympic Games before its evil was unveiled.

In 1939, the Nazis annexed the remainder of Czechoslovakia, just as the Ukraine could get swallowed up. Putin has dusted off an old European playbook that has been around for too long.

It should be remembered that during the Soviet occupation of Poland, Latvia, Estonia, East Germany and the other so-called Soviet republics, it was compulsory for schools to teach the Russian language. Subsequently, there is a subculture of Russia in Ukraine.

Words and promises in Geneva did not work when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was appeasing Hitler. Will it work now?

The United States of America is still the most powerful nation on the planet, and we need to express it. Utterances and sanctions are not going to convince Putin.

Jack Abel


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