Skip to comments.Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?
Posted on 04/17/2014 3:50:14 AM PDT by Siegfried X
As Mein Kampf makes clear, Hitler sought to unite all the people of German speech and culture into one state, or Reich, preferably by peaceful negotiation, otherwise by war and conquest...
Todays drift toward war with Russia seems like a replay of the past. Putin is a Russian nationalist, who believes in a strong Stalinist state. His goal is to reverse the events of 1989the end of the Soviet state and dissolution of its enormous empire...
...to wield against the various weak states that were part of the U.S.S.R... All have ethnic Russian minorities, who speak the language, boast of their superior Russian culture and claim to have been relegated to second-class citizenship. Putin can rely on these minorities to agitate for Russian intervention whenever he wantsmost importantly in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. His successful annexation of Crimea is greatly encouraging to his long-term plans, and its clear hell use everything in his power, including military force, to reconstruct his empire.
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No, he isn’t. Godwin’s Law invoked.
I think the real question is Putin another Barak Obama?
You know, a left-wing thug?
Very, very interesting. When Paul Johnson, whom I consider to be an outstanding historian of Europe, speaks, I listen.
In truth, I am worried about the rise of a Hitler in this country more than what is going on in Russia.
Yes, they are firming up the gas chambers as we speak. What do you think they are doing with the stadiums in Sochi, now that the Olympics are over? /sarc
Which Head of State is actively threatening the freedom and liberty of American citizens?
That’s the guy to write articles about.
Hint: it isn’t Putin.
“A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern.The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.”
I wish people worried as much about what Obama is doing as what Putin is doing.
No, Putin is not a Hitler because he doesn’t hate the jews like the Ukraine government, US is supporting
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Time to rouse the patriotic white male demographic to yet another foreign war. It might work, but I’m betting the country’s slide to YugoMerica with its dominant political party being composed of fairies and racialists of the non-patriotic variety this won’t be another Red, White and Blue 2002. Or succinctly the next great war better not last too many EBT replenishment cycles.
No. It's flexibility.
If Putin is another Hitler, then we know for sure that Obama is another Neville Chamberlain as it concerns Europe. Besides, Putin can conquer as much territory as he wants. There is nothing that Obama and his lesbian/homosexual/bisexual/transgender/queer army can do about it.
Paul Johnson is an OUTSTANDING historian.
His “A History of the American People” is the best summary of the subject, a superior alternative to the agitprop of Howard Zinn.
I will listen carefully to his analysis.
Well then the Ukrainians played right into his hand with that coup.
Is that: history doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes?
All have ethnic Russian minorities, who speak the language, boast of their superior Russian culture and claim to have been relegated to second-class citizenship. Putin can rely on these minorities to agitate for Russian intervention whenever he wantsRussia's Far East Turning Chinese
Johnson nails it.
Johnson is writing about Putin’s nationalist ambitions, not about racial and religious bigotry. He makes an interesting case. He certainly pegs BO well:
“Clearly theres something fundamentally wrong with the U.S. President.”
He’s a nasty character for sure.
But all Hitler comparisons fall flat until he kills his first 20 million.
US-Russian relations under the Czar were cordial, yet they were an Empire and doing some bad things back then as well, we didn’t seem to mind so much, we figured it was their “Sphere of Influence.”
I don’t like seeing the Hitler card being used with Putin....Maybe the “Czar” card, but that’s a completely different thing.
Every few years the media gets in a tizzy about some new thug on the block -- and starts comparing them to Hitler. In reality, none of them have been anything like the actual Hitler. That goes for Putin as well.
What would you want the United States to do? Invade Russia?
Whether he is or he isn’t, one thing is clear - Obama intends to sit back and watch Putin’s moves with an idiot grin on his face and his thumb stuck up his *ss.
Obama’s only political activities these days are to aggregate political power within the US, persecute conservatives, and destroy the constitution.
Is it any wonder that Putin is thumbing his nose?
He’s not even close.
Wait and see how the persecution of Christians is executed in the West.
It appears to me at first glance that the majority of the people of Crimea and the whole Ukrane like being Russian and want to go back into the fold.
This is not Czechoslovakia or Poland This is more like Austria.
He's not as bad as Obama in many respects.
Obama has dedicated himself to making war on
his own country America.
Putin puts the well being and improvement of his country first.
We may not agree with Putin's views of what is good and what is not good but we cannot ignore the fact he is a patriot
any more than we can ignore the fact that Obama is not a patriot.
Putin shows love and pride in Russia.
Obama shows hate and embarrassment for America.
Mother of God, chase Putin away!
Depending on how one’s perspective, Putin could be WORSE than Hitler, if he ever decides to really ‘break bad’. I don’t think Putin would have the same foolish tendencies to commit military blunders that Hitler did.
Russia has 100X more ‘Lebensraum’ than the tiny Russian people could ever use in a thousand years.
YOU GET IT... thanks.
No need to wait... we see it everyday in the U.S. news... keyword search: homoagenda.
They’re just pushing the “Putin is like Hitler” meme because they want to steer away from the idea that socialist/communist/leftist governments are evil and tyrannical.
Last year our military spending was $640 billion
Russia spend $88 billion.
OHHHHH Scarrrry boys and girls.
Why would you think that would be the primary or only solution? I suspect you did not read the short article or consider Johnson’s argument.
Without new territory to exploit the bureaucrats in Brussels know their failed nanny state economies will soon run out of other people's money to prop them up, and start to crumble. This process has already begun in places like Greece, Spain, Italy, and France.
It is ironic to see American conservatives cheerleading Europe's expansion efforts in this regard, rather than support the nascent European nationalist movements in Britain, France, Germany, who are trying to stop it.
I have no respect for the West. I disagree with Paul Johnson. I would hardly consider second rate a country that is rebuilding itself and flexing its muscles in support of its national interests. Russia is behaving as a great power should.
President Putin’s goal is less to reconstruct the USSR than to restore Russia’s influence over its Near Abroad and to keep the West come from coming ever closer to Russia’s borders. No Russian leader would act any differently. And given that Russia is the world’s largest country, this was all but inevitable. The Soviet collapse was always going to be a temporary state of affairs.
No - Putin is not Hitler. He is not seeking to conquer the world or to engage in a rash empire-building project. Russia simply neither has the will nor the means to accomplish the feat. What Russia can do is gain respect as an equal on the world stage - this fact is in evidence before us today in Geneva. In Ukraine above all, the use of force on the part of Russia is a measure of the very last resort.
Its easy to imagine the historical parallels; but then there are also historical differences. And Johnson’s provincialism keeps him from seeing what the latter are.
Hitler is a poor match. Putin is more along the lines of Bismark.
Hitler was a Leftist.
The only difference between fascism, communism, monarchy, etc. is the justification for total state control.
but the left has perpetuated the idea that fascism is a “right wing” thing,
and that their precious communism couldn’t possibly be harmful in any way.
I’d like to see Texas and California retain English as the spoken language, keep American culture predominant and prevent the influence of illegals from ruining the states. The way things are going now, they may become breakaway states soon.
That does not make me Hitler.
More like another Stalin
I would even go so far to suggest that it's more like the Rhineland or the Saar.
Never thought I’d see the day when I had more respect for a Russian leader than the ‘leader’ of the US.