It is said dealing with Vladimir Putin is like “Russian roulette,” with the concern of at least one world leader that the Russian president is not in touch with reality.
A New York Times report published Sunday said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her phone call with President Barack Obama, she raised doubts about Putin being in touch with reality, saying he is “in another world.”
Monday morning’s MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said, “It’s almost like dealing with the North Koreans... It’s Russian roulette with a guy who is just unstable and isn’t going to play by the right rules.”
I hold that the Russian president’s actions on the Crimean peninsula are a mirror image of those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
Putin has said he is protecting ethnic Russians by moving troops into Crimea. Putin’s actions were similar to what happened in the Nazi era in Czechoslovakia and Romania.
It’s what Hitler did back in the 30s. Hitler kept saying: “The German speaking people are not being treated right. I must go and protect my people.”
And that’s exactly the excuse that Putin is using when invading countries close to the Russia. The man is out of control and is dangerous.
With Hitler, some countries agreed with his policies; they wanted to be part of the new world order of that time. Countries that gave Hitler the much needed support were as follows: Japan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Belgium, the Ukraine and Serbia. Some of whom actively supported the Third Reich, some just sat back and let Hitler do whatever he wanted as long as it was not to them, and some even declared neutrality.
Yes, the Ukraine supported Hitler; that is why today they never want to support such a man again. Those Ukrainians that support Putin today are the same Ukrainians that would have supported Hitler in the 1930s.
Those countries that supported Hitler have been replaced by countries that now support Putin. For the sake of my writing this piece I am talking in particular of a grouping called ALBA, its friends and supporters: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and the whole of the Non-Aligned movement.
Hillary Clinton recently said she was not making a direct comparison, although Russia’s actions were “reminiscent” of claims Germany made in the 1930s when the Nazis said they needed to protect German minorities in Poland and elsewhere in Europe.
Well, perhaps Hillary is not making an exact comparison, but I am. I do accuse the ALBA countries and their friends and supporters, and the so called Non-Aligned movement in general of supporting a monster. Calling themselves a Non-Aligned movement is quite funny, when you consider how aligned they have become to Russia in general and Putin in particular. At the lower end of the scum-scale are those countries willing to sell their souls cheaply, just for a few scholarships, some medical equipment, a yacht regatta, and in the upper bracket, arms and equipment, nuclear reactors and such like.
For the last six years Putin has snuggled up to South America and the Caribbean countries. He has gone out of his way to snuggle up to countries like Iran and North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. He gained a bonus grouping of supporters when ALBA was formed, he scooped all of those up in one fist, dusted them off and started feeding them goodies. They were easily bought, mainly because they consisted of a group of greedy, scrounging leaders.
I suppose we must lay the blame for supporting Putin with the very dead Chavez and the almost dead Castros. Followed by all those little jumped-up leaders who follow the thinking and political beliefs of those three men, blindly I must say, and perhaps without really knowing the evil they are creating and supporting.
I have not said much about the Ukraine, about Putin ordering his troops into the Crimea. I have said nothing about that because it is more important in this piece to talk about our collaborating leaders. I am not saying anything here about Russia invading Georgia in 2008, again supported by Russian collaborating countries. We must ask our leaders to stop standing behind Cuba, Venezuela and ALBA, in supporting Putin. It must stop, it will end in tragedy.
Self appointed keeper of the bugle