Clinton understands the theatrical and sensationalistic value of Hitler and the Nazis
March 6, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who once bragged she was right down the street from the Council on Foreign Relations, has contributed to the push for a New Cold War.
On Tuesday Clinton compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler during comments made at a private event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs in Long Beach, California.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s,” she said. “All the Germans that were… the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”
Czechoslovakia is a direct reference to the Sudetenland and the decisive invasions that led up to the Second World War following Nazi Germany’s move on Poland.
Following criticism of the remarks, Clinton defended herself during a question-and-answer session at ULCA. “I just want people to have a little historic perspective,” Clinton said. “I’m not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”
In fact, there is considerable difference between what Russia did or did not do in Crimea and what Hitler did in Sudetenland, at the time part of Czechoslovakia.
According to Russia, local self-defense teams moved to protect Crimeans after a nationalist, anti-Russian coup took over the government of Ukraine in February. Putin said on Wednesday he does not believe it is necessary to send troops into Crimea. He accused the West of orchestrating events in Ukraine that led to the coup in Kyiv.
Despite Putin’s explanation, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the Russians had invaded Crimea. “Russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further,” Kerry said. He rejected Putin’s claim and said Russia was “seeking through force to exert influence on a neighboring country.”
Kerry’s assertion ignores the fact a majority of Crimeans reject the ultra-nationalist and fascist coup government in Kyiv. On March 2, the speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, urged his fellow citizens to vote in favor of independence. Konstantinov said he was not seeking a referendum for political reasons, but to “actively protect the interests of Crimean residents.”
The establishment media, writes Justin Raimondo, has distorted the truth in Ukraine. “While Western headline-writers are telling us Russian troops are moving into Ukraine, in reality they are moving into Crimea – which is not the same thing. While Crimea is officially an autonomous region formally within Ukraine, it has its own Parliament and, up until 1995, its own President. The majority of Crimeans are Russian-speakers, and they have voted repeatedly for close relations with Russia.”
The situation in Crimea is vastly different than what happened in Sudetenland. In the 1930s, the Nazis began to finance the Sudeten German Party. It complained that the Czech-dominated government discriminated against Germans. The small party was supported by the German minority in Sudetenland, but not recognized by the Czech government. 3,200,000 Germans lived in Czechoslovakia at the time and they were outnumbered by more than 10 million Czechs and Slovaks.
The situation in Sudetenland was vastly different than the situation in Crimea. Hillary Clinton undoubtedly knows this, but as a trusted minion of the global elite – and potentially the next president of the United States – she is a trained master of deception and lies. Clinton understands the theatrical and sensationalistic value of Hitler, especially for a public awash in imagery portraying the evil violence of Nazism. She also understands the ignorance of the American people when it comes to politics and history.
It is unlikely Clinton’s deceptive cynicism will negatively impact her chance at being appointed the next teleprompter reader for the globalist cartel running the United States and its subservient government. If corporate polls can be believed, she currently enjoys a wide lead over all her potential Republican contenders.