Skip to comments.Putin and the ‘Good Hitler’
Posted on 04/16/2014 4:29:08 PM PDT by No One Special
Just when you think Vladimir Putins propaganda cannot sink any lower, it invariably does.
Andranik Migranyan is a seasoned Kremlin hand. A former member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, a cavalier of the presidentially bestowed Order of Honor, he currently heads the New York office of the so-called Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, a Russian GONGO created on the initiative of Vladimir Putin in 2007 (it also has an office in Paris).
This week, the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper published Migranyans article attacking Professor Andrei Zubov, a prominent and well-respected Russian historian, who, in his recent op-ed in Vedomosti, drew direct parallels between Putins annexation of Crimea and Adolf Hitlers Anschluss of Austria and annexation of Czechoslovakias Sudetenland and Lithuanias Klaipeda region in 19381939. For his views, Zubov was promptly fired from his job at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Migranyans argument against Zubovs well-founded logic is shocking even by the standards of todays regime in the Kremlin. Rather than attempting to refute the parallel between Putin and Hitler, Migranyan actually embraces itwith an added twist. We should distinguish between Hitler before 1939 and Hitler after 1939, and separate chaff from grain, he writes. The fact is that while Hitler was gathering German lands; if he were known only for uniting, without a single drop of blood, Germany with Austria, Sudetenland with Germany, Memel [the German name for Klaipeda] with Germany, in effect achieving what Bismarck could not; and if Hitler stopped at that, he would be remembered in his countrys history as a politician of the highest order.
Perhaps someone could remind Andranik Migranyan and his Kremlin overseers of the track record of this politician of the highest order and gatherer of German lands prior to 1939including the establishment of concentration camps and the public burning of books; the purges of non-Aryans and the creation of the Gestapo; the closure of newspapers and political parties and the establishment of a one-man dictatorship; the Nuremberg racial laws and Kristallnacht.
But of course they already know that.
It seems to me the author wants to have it both ways. It’s OK for Zubov to compare Putin to Hitler based only on Hitler’s anschlus of German lands, while ignoring everything else Hitler had done up to that point, but if Migranyan responds based on the same, it’s a new low in propaganda. Anyway, since when has being a despot and being a politician of the highest order been mutually exclusive? A lot, if not most of the greatest political leaders throughout history have been despots as well.
ANYBODY who would compare Vladimir Putin to Hitler is a blithering idiot.
Matt Drudge is referring to Putin as the leader of the free world
Pat Buchanan believes (as I do) that God is on Putin's side:
US Govt Russophobia:
The false flag sniper op at Maidan:
Arrest warrant for George Soros:
200 New Christian churches being built in an daround Moscow:
The Cathedral of Christ The Savior:
calls for world leaders to stop the slaughter/persecution of Christians :
The United States is still demographically a Christian nation but you'd never know it from observing our government. All you ever read about our government doing these days is supporting regimes which persecute Christians and Christianity, and then you ask whose side you think God might be on? You think God could ever be on the side of George Soros, Monsanto, and the Obunga state department?? For that matter do you think God would be on the side of "conservatives" who weren't bright enough to see through demoKKKrat/NWO/Soros/US_StateDept propaganda and BS??
Russia has had the Sevastopol port since 1783.
Russian leaders would not want to lose that port on their watch.
Would America happily just give up Guantanamo Bay Naval Base - no, and that goes back to 1898.
Dude, lay off the God vs. heathen stuff. Seriously.
Because God would never judge a KGB colonel worthy of Hell.
Your links are unclickable, just saying.
You are confusing “greatness” with notoriety.
That’s the part I don’t get—assume that the Ukrainians are anti-God, for the purpose of demonizing them. I need to assume the Russians are pro-God? In this case, for what purpose?
Jimmy Carter happily gave up the Panama Canal but of course we know that the pooty toot is no Jimmy Carter. Great argument, n’est pas?
Not really. I don’t think you can argue that Julius Ceaser was not a great political leader, despite killing millions of Gauls. Napoleon was surely a great political leader as well. Just examples, but despotism has been the norm throughout history, so most great political leaders have not been particularly interested in human rights, and have been judged by the omlets they made, not the eggs that were broken along the way.
No one is making you stay here.
Since Obama attended the Russian-American University at the behest of Zybiegnew (instead of Columbia), I suspect Obama has made a deal with Putin. Obama will not intervene in Russian affairs and Putin will come to Obama’s aid during a civil war. NO proof, but possible.
The truth is what Pooty tells them it is. For some reason, this merry band of "FReepers" thinks 0bama is the only Marxist in the world with an adoring media behind him and evil plans for the people he supposedly serves.
Putin and 0bama could have been hatched from the same egg. But while 0bama was mostly doing worthless "organizing" on the South Side of Chicago, Putin was organizing the Baader-Meinhof Gang to murder American servicemen in German bars.
No one can be a political leader without a polity, and no one heads a "government" that does not derive its just authority from the consent of the governed. The gangsters you admire a little men who aren't worthy of kissing George Washington's ass.