FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA TO THE CRIMEA
Wow. The Nazi parallels keep piling up!
“I am asking neither that Germany be allowed to oppress three and a half million Frenchmen, nor am I asking that three and a half million Englishmen be placed at our mercy. Rather I am simply demanding that the oppression of three and a half million Germans in Czechoslovakia cease and that the inalienable right to self-determination take its place.“
Adolf Hitler’s speech at the NSDAP Congress 1938
“Due to the extraordinary situation that has taken shape in Ukraine and the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation who are deployed on the territory of Ukraine [ the Autonomous Republic of Crimea ] under an international treaty, I hereby introduce, under Clause (g) of Part 1 of Article 2012 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, an appeal for the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine pending the normalization of the social and political situation in that country,”
Vladimir Putin addressing the upper house of Russia’s parliament. 1 March 2014
(As printed on kyivpost.com)