July 25, 2014

Will the Russian Army March into Ukraine?

Max Boot, Commentary Magazine

The Associated Press

Recent events sound like something out of the 1930s, the dark years when brazen predators picked off countries at will: Czechoslovakia, Austria, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), China all fell while the League of Nations and the “international community” stood by, helpless and hapless, paralyzed, not knowing what to do. Putin is no Hitler or Tojo or Mussolini, but there are echoes of these outrageous events in his reckless disregard for the norms of international conduct.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Europe, Russia, Ukraine


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