In 2014, Russia seized the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, with Putin saying, “In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia.” Before invading Ukraine this week, he first stationed at least 150,000 Russian troops along that country’s borders. “Hitler wanted to take over all of Europe,” Zakheim said. “Putin … wants to restore Czarist Russia, the Russian empire. It’s a threat in particular to Finland, which was part of the Russian empire, to the Baltic states, which were part of the Russian empire, and to Poland, which was part of the Russian empire.”
“The argument that Hitler made is very, very similar to the one Putin’s made,” said Dov S. Zakheim, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “So it’s the same playbook,” Zakheim said.
Oh that Solomon, God gave him heavenly wisdom and with it he was able to understand things from a biblical perspective. Solomon looked at human history from God’s perspective and what did he see? He saw it repeating over, and over and over again. Ever since the first three chapters of Genesis 1-3, everything is on some level a repeat. How about that Vladimir Putin? Well, he seems to be digging into Hitler’s playbook to see what end times gems can be repurposed, a fact this lost world seems to have finally awakened to.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 (KJB)
The fruit of World War 1 was the Balfour Declaration to return the Jews to their homeland, that didn’t work out so God allowed World War 2 to finish the deal. Now here on the edge of what some are saying looks like World War 3, how will this impact the Jews and Israel? The only thing left to be accomplished before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the time of Jacob’s trouble, and that is a terrifying thought.
Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine echoes Adolf Hitler’s takeover of Czechoslovakia
FROM MSN: By 1939, parts of Czechoslovakia had already been carved off and taken over by Nazi Germany, which claimed that millions of ethnic Germans were being persecuted there. The previous September, European powers, seeking to avoid war, had acquiesced and done nothing. But six months later, German troops were massed on the Czech border, as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler railed and threatened the county with destruction.
On March 15, 1939, the sickly Czech president, Emil Hacha, was in Hitler’s study surrounded by the Führer’s henchmen.
“HITLER WAS AT HIS MOST INTIMIDATING,” HISTORIAN IAN KERSHAW WROTE IN HIS 2000 BIOGRAPHY OF THE NAZI LEADER. “HE LAUNCHED INTO A VIOLENT TIRADE AGAINST THE CZECHS.” THE NAZIS NEEDED TO TAKE OVER CZECHOSLOVAKIA TO PROTECT GERMANY. HACHA MUST AGREE OR HIS COUNTRY WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY ATTACKED AND PRAGUE, ITS CAPITAL, BOMBED.
Hacha fainted, according to Kershaw, but was revived and gave in to Hitler’s demand. German troops marched in a few hours later. Hitler said it was the happiest day of his life.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin did not bother to speak with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, before launching his assault Thursday. But some observers see brutal similarities to Hitler’s seizure of Czechoslovakia just before World War II.
“This is all truly dictated by our national interests and dictated by care for the future of our country,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday after the Russian assault began.
Putin on Monday claimed pro-Russian residents of Ukraine faced “genocide.”
“The killing of civilians … the abuse of people, including children, women and the elderly, continues unabated,” he said. “There is no end in sight.”
“Neanderthal and aggressive nationalism and neo-Nazism … have been elevated in Ukraine to the rank of national policy,” he said. “How much longer can one put up with this?”
In 2014, Russia seized the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, with Putin saying, “In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia.” Before invading Ukraine this week, he first stationed at least 150,000 Russian troops along that country’s borders. He claimed in a speech Monday that “Ukraine actually never had stable traditions of real statehood. … It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture and spiritual space.” He recognized two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine — the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic — which had separated from Ukraine in 2014.
He ordered Russian troops into the area on a “peacekeeping mission” and then began a full-scale attack Thursday morning, bombarding cities, towns and villages and advancing toward the capital, Kyiv, where air raid sirens were heard.
“The argument that Hitler made is very, very similar to the one Putin’s made,” said Dov S. Zakheim, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, and a former undersecretary of defense. Putin, he said, is claiming that the Ukrainian government is “mistreating these poor Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine,” who need Putin to come to their defense.
“So it’s the same playbook,” Zakheim said. “When [Hitler] bit off the Sudetenland, his argument was: ‘These people don’t want to be part of Czechoslovakia. They’re Germans.’ Putin’s saying the same thing about these people in Donetsk and Luhansk: ‘They don’t want to be part of Ukraine. They’re Russians.’ Same exact argument.”
With Thursday’s attack, “he’s expanding it,” Zakheim said. And the example of the late 1930s hints at how far that expansion could go.
“Hitler wanted to take over all of Europe,” Zakheim said. “Putin … wants to restore Czarist Russia, the Russian empire. It’s a threat in particular to Finland, which was part of the Russian empire, to the Baltic states, which were part of the Russian empire, and to Poland, which was part of the Russian empire.”
Stephen J. Blank, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, said Putin moved more quickly than Hitler: “We never had a Munich conference, so they rolled the tanks in.” READ MORE
Ukraine compares Putin to Hitler; Says ‘Not Meme’, depicts Russia’s war ‘reality’
Amid a spiralling conflict with Russia, Ukraine has now declared war against Vladimir Putin’s nation on social media. The official Twitter account of Ukraine has posted a caricature of Adolf Hitler smiling at Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a separate tweet, Ukraine clarified that it was not a meme but our and your reality right now. Before the invasion, a series of tweets by the Ukraine Twitter account depicted Russia as an aggressive neighbour.