As I watched the news yesterday about Russia and Ukraine – and the world’s response to what was happening – I was reminded of another dictator in another time:
In March 1938, Hitler “annexed” Austria, a country with which it shared a border.
In September 1938, the Munich Agreement – a settlement reached by Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy – permitted Hitler’s annexation of the Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia, which also shared a border with Germany.
With the Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Great Britain’s prime minister, said he had achieved “peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.”
Hitler said he had “No more territorial demands to make in Europe.”
Germany defeated and occupied Poland (attacked in September 1939), Denmark (April 1940), Norway (April 1940), Belgium (May 1940), the Netherlands (May 1940), Luxembourg (May 1940), France (May 1940), Yugoslavia (April 1941), and Greece (April 1941).
In his sick mind, Hitler justified every invasion and every conquest.
In his sick mind, Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine.
Putin won’t stop with Ukraine: