Skip to comments.Reductio ad Hillaryum
Posted on 03/10/2014 5:21:57 AM PDT by SJackson
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Reductio ad Hillaryum
Posted By Lloyd Billingsley On March 10, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment
All the Germans that were. . . the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying theyre not being treated right. I must go and protect my people, and thats whats gotten everybody so nervous.
The former First Lady, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, is right about Hitlers tactics but she ignores the back in the ’30s history most applicable to Ukraine. The shot-caller back then was Joseph Stalin, and he set out to crush all vestiges of Ukrainian nationalism, as Russian tyrants had done for ages. Stalin had a different plan — known as genocide.
In his forced collectivization campaign, Stalin raised Ukraines grain procurement quotas by 44 percent. That meant that there would not be enough grain to feed the people, but to make sure, Stalin also deployed regular troops and secret police units in a merciless war of attrition. And that condemned millions to death by starvation. That is genocide by any standard, but for Stalin it was a big success. As one of his commanders said, it showed the Ukrainians who is the master here.
Thats what Stalin did back in the ’30s but Hillary Clinton ignored it entirely. Neither did she mention that in 1939 Stalin signed a pact with Hitler, and that the two dictators jointly invaded Poland. Poles remember that, and Ukrainians remember Stalin all too well, unlike American politicians.
Back in the 1930s Americans were not well informed about Stalinist genocide because of deliberate deception by Walter Duranty of the New York Times. At the very time Stalin was starving millions to death Duranty wrote that the Ukraine was a veritable cornucopia, flowing with milk and honey. In Durantys narrative famine was impossible under the scientific, planned economy of the USSR and the wise leadership of Stalin.
Duranty was fond of saying, You cant make an omelet without breaking eggs and I put my money on Stalin. Something similar is going on now.
Vladimir Putin laments the demise of the USSR and on his watch Stalin has been experiencing a revival. During the recent winter Olympics at Sochi, where Stalins villa has been carefully maintained, a Russian student told NBC that Stalin took Russia to next level.
Putin doubtless believes that and, as Hillary Clinton also said, Putin believes his mission is to restore Russian greatness, including control of former Soviet Union countries. When he looks at Ukraine, he sees a place that he believes is by its very nature part of Mother Russia.
That is true and imperialism is the highest stage of Putinism. Hillary Clinton wont stop it by talking about Hitler. President Obama wont stop it by essentially giving Putin everything he wants. And leftist Democrats like Dennis Kucinich wont stop it by blaming the Ukraine crisis on the United States. Thats why in Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, everybody is so nervous.
i ehar the russians are doing the same thing in latvia....watch for signs of a repeat performance there.
I’m not a fan of putin.... but the history of Russia and Kievan Rus is never mentioned in any of this. Everyone seems to forget that kruschev gave the Crimea to the Ukraine...because he was Ukrainien. The Ukraine has always been made up of people who identify as Russian and people who identify as Ukrainien... I know, my father’s family is from Kiev, and none of them have ever spoken Ukrainien.
...those who do not learn from history...
The English-language version of Wikipedia says his parents were of Russian and Ukrainian origin, citing a book by William Taubman. The Ukrainian and Russian versions of the Wikipedia biography don't seem to say anything about his ethnic origin. In Ukrainian his first name would be Mikita.
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