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Predictable as the monsoon season

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday August 12, 2008 03:10 PM

Bound to happen, right? Zbigniew "Not dead yet" Brzezinski, one of Obama's shopworn national-security wise men, plays the inevitable Hitler card:

Obama adviser compares Putin to Hitler

The former US national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has called on the world community to isolate Russia... likening its tactics to those of "Hitler or Stalin".

Brzezinski, who was the national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, and is now an occasional adviser to the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, said the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, was "following a course that is horrifyingly similar to that taken by Stalin and Hitler in the 1930s".

He said that Putin's "justification" for splitting up Georgia - because of the Russian citizens living in South Ossetia - could be compared to when Hitler used the alleged suffering of ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland as a pretext for annexing Czechoslovakia in 1938.

In an interview with the conservative German daily Die Welt, he said even more striking were the parallels between Putin's strategy against Georgia and Stalin's invasion of Finland in 1939, describing both as "the undermining of the sovereignty of a small, democratic neighbouring state through the use of violence". He added: "Georgia is to an extent the Finland of today, both morally and strategically."

Wow! Georgia is not just Czechoslovakia -- it's Finland too! And Putin is not just Hitler -- he's Stalin too!

Presumably Zbig is keeping Poland and Attila the Hun in reserve, for when he really needs to lay it on thick.

Comments (4)

The key word there: "strategically."

Something is brewing here...something bigger than the last few months of Monkeyman.

Why else would the US have OKed the Georgian shelling of SO in the first place?

Is Zbig slated to "give them their own Iraq?"

plato's cave:

Brzezinskki is beginning to sound as evil as Kissinger. I wonder if he's in the same game of massaging foreign policy for private investors? Soros is being mentioned a lot in the Georgia connection, and the more I read about him, the more I begin to think there is a fraternity of thieves out there -- including guys like Kissinger and Brzezinski -- who manipulate international events for private gain. Disaster capitalism is a good phrase for it.

plato's cave:

I forgot to mention: Obama is the front man for these vulture capitalists. And really, they make the neo-cons who supposedly drove Bush's foreign policy, seem almost innocent by contrast.

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