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Putin and the ‘Good Hitler’
World Affairs Journal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Vladimir Kara-Murza

Posted on 04/16/2014 4:29:08 PM PDT by No One Special

Just when you think Vladimir Putin’s 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 Migranyan’s article attacking Professor Andrei Zubov, a prominent and well-respected Russian historian, who, in his recent op-ed in Vedomosti, drew direct parallels between Putin’s annexation of Crimea and Adolf Hitler’s Anschluss of Austria and annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland and Lithuania’s Klaipeda region in 1938–1939. For his views, Zubov was promptly fired from his job at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Migranyan’s “argument” against Zubov’s well-founded logic is shocking even by the standards of today’s regime in the Kremlin. Rather than attempting to refute the parallel between Putin and Hitler, Migranyan actually embraces it—with 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 country’s 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 1939—including 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.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 04/16/2014 4:29:08 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

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.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 4:46:59 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: No One Special
This week, the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper published Migranyan’s article attacking Professor Andrei Zubov, a prominent and well-respected Russian historian, who, in his recent op-ed in Vedomosti, drew direct parallels between Putin’s annexation of Crimea and Adolf Hitler’s Anschluss of Austria and annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland and Lithuania’s Klaipeda region in 1938–1939.

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:
http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2014/04/04/whose-side-is-god-on-now-n1818499/page/full

Background:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134772/posts

US Govt Russophobia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPv106Oie8Y

The false flag sniper op at Maidan:
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/03/everyone-agrees-ukraine-sniper-attacks-false-flag-argue-culprit.html

Putin's Perspective
http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130725/182424969/Christianity-Made-Russia-Great-World-Power—Putin.html

Arrest warrant for George Soros:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpO3PArAoUQ

Faith:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3d_yxJhmjk

200 New Christian churches being built in an daround Moscow:
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Foundations-laid-for-first-of-200-new-Orthodox-churches-in-Moscow-21434.html

The Cathedral of Christ The Savior:
http://www.123rf.com/photo_7308397_the-restored-cathedral-of-christ-the-savior-in-moscow-at-night.html

calls for world leaders to stop the slaughter/persecution of Christians :
http://answersforthefaith.com/2013/08/08/putin-world-leaders-should-unite-to-end-christian-persecution/

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??

3 posted on 04/16/2014 4:53:35 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: No One Special

Russia has had the Sevastopol port since 1783.

Russian leaders would not want to lose that port on their watch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_Fleet

Would America happily just give up Guantanamo Bay Naval Base - no, and that goes back to 1898.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: varmintman

Dude, lay off the God vs. heathen stuff. Seriously.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: varmintman
So, if Hitler had embraced a "Christian" church that has never been anything more than a playtoy of the Russian State and started killing homos just a bit earlier, varmintman would have hailed him as the Guardian of Christendom.

Got it.

6 posted on 04/16/2014 5:03:44 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Because God would never judge a KGB colonel worthy of Hell.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: varmintman

Your links are unclickable, just saying.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 5:06:36 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: Hugin

You are confusing “greatness” with notoriety.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 5:06:39 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

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?


10 posted on 04/16/2014 5:07:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: PieterCasparzen

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?


11 posted on 04/16/2014 5:15:10 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special
Your links are unclickable, just saying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laziness

12 posted on 04/16/2014 5:17:07 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: FredZarguna

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.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: varmintman
Well I wouldn't call it lazy if you don't know how to make links clickable. Perhaps this will help:

<a href="URL">LinkName</a>

14 posted on 04/16/2014 5:31:02 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: varmintman

15 posted on 04/16/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: varmintman
Cheap flights to Moscow

No one is making you stay here.

16 posted on 04/16/2014 5:46:39 PM PDT by dmz
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To: varmintman
fart on fire photo: fart on fire hot5.jpg
17 posted on 04/16/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

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.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:01 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: 1rudeboy
For the propaganda purposes of the FRee Republic Platoon of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

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.

19 posted on 04/16/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Hugin
Rubbish. Despots aren't "great political leaders," they're thugs who simply happen to have more violent men with more guns (or swords, or horses) than the other side.

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.

20 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: varmintman

This may be of interest, Jewish registtration being required by Donetsk seperatists:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3145318/posts


21 posted on 04/16/2014 7:36:24 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: FredZarguna

Then name me a great political leader before George Washington? Were there none? By your reckoning there can only be great political leaders in a democratic republic. But politics happens in all political systems. If you think not you are naieve. I’m not confusing greatness with notoriety. You are confusing greatness with goodness.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: No One Special; Fred Nerks

drew direct parallels between Putin’s annexation of Crimea and Adolf Hitler’s Anschluss of Austria and annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland and Lithuania’s Klaipeda region in 1938–1939. For his views, Zubov was promptly fired from his job at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Obama is very similar to Putin but laid waste to Libya, Egypt and Syria through the use of NATO, the CIA and black ops.......thereby perpetrating gross instability and a jihad spreading into the heart of AFRICA..Obama is more like Mussolini.And anyone who writes from the perspective of Obama’s penchant for propaganda and fascist thuggery is fired or pilloried in the press, but no one in the USA reports it, as they have reported the firing of Professor Andrei Zubov.

Johnah Goldberg is very much like Zubov, writing his book
called “Liberal Fascism.”At least Fox news has him on from time to time. Muslims love fascists...watch Afghanistan gravitate to Russia.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 1:45:33 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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