The invasion of Russian bombers and Russian jets into European airspace has Charles Krathammer claiming Vladimir Putin is acting like Hitler, albeit weaker.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Vladimir Putin claims the Islamic State, not Russia’s nuclear weapons, are the greatest threat to the world at this time. But even as Russia calls the United States a world threat, some experts believe President Obama should have Putin assassinated.
United States Air Force officials believe that the Russian bombers have been conducting nuclear strike drills in the Atlantic, and one Russian war games simulation even prepared for an attack on Denmark. During this past week, the Russian bombers have invaded European airspace almost every other day. Most experts believe the Russian jets are not trying to start World War 3, but instead are instead a way of mimicking former Soviet Union Premier Nikita Kruschev, who famously took off his shoe and banged it on the podium in order to command attention… and convince the West he was crazy. Vladimir Putin even likened his own global strategy to the shoe-banging incident.
“We had such brilliant politicians as Nikita Kruschev, who hammered the desk with his shoe at the UN,” Putin said. “And the whole world, primarily the United States and NATO thought: this Nikita is best left alone, he might just go and fire a missile, they have lots of them, we should better show some respect for them.”
Charles Krauthammer responded to the news that Russian bombers had NATO jets running interception on a routine basis in recent weeks by saying that “Putin is like Hitler but he’s more subtle and he’s also weaker.” Krauthammer also believes that Putin is trying to “say that the Cold War settlement of 1992 is dead.”
“In that settlement, it was understood that eastern Europe was now free and could choose Europe and be protected by NATO and the U.S.,” he said. “That was a done deal. He is undoing the deal.”
The Russian bombers also supposedly showcase how the United States is not a reliable ally, according to Krauthammer.
“Look what (the U.S.) not doing in Ukraine,” he said. “Again, not even providing defensive weaponry. Do you think (the U.S.) will be there particularly under Obama if it needs you? It’s a question again which it had not been.”
The idea that Vladimir Putin is behaving like Adolph Hitler is not a new one in American politics. Former President Bill Clinton even believes Putin’s actions are bigger than another Cold War, instead claiming that “Putin wants to re-establish Russian greatness, not in Cold War terms — in 19th-century-empire terms.” Hillary Clinton even once compared Putin to Hitler, noting how the Nazis used the German minorities in Poland and Czechoslovakia as an excuse to invade.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s. 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.”
Similarly, Vladimir Putin has publicly stated multiple times that Russian may use military force as part of any peacekeeping efforts to protect ethnic Russian citizens of eastern Ukraine, which has been referred to as “Novorussia” or “New Russia.”