Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream
But i, and the world, wouldn't have had proof the Hitler was bent on world domination, and global conquest, either..when he was handed the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia, to 'appease' him and guarantee 'peace'
You're mixing up the facts:
Georgia is the one who took military action first, not Russia.... Georgia justified their military action as them wanting to take back the two seperatist provinces.... if you want to label anybody a Hitler or Nazi Germany, point your finger the other way.
If Russia truly wanted to take out Georgia, they would have done so by now.... as I imagine it wouldn't be a difficult feat for them. They pushed the Georgians out, and they told them not to enter the other province or they'll send troops there as well..... seems pretty fair to me.
You won't be able to talk to Putin. Georgian president Saakashvili's attempt to put down the Russian incited and armed separatist rebellion in South Ossetia, played right into Putin's hands. It was the excuse he was looking for to invade.. not only South Ossetia, but to drive into Georgia and Abkhazia to the Black Sea.. to secure complete control of Caspian Sea and Caucuses oil transit routes, and unfettered access to the Black Sea naval ports and the Mediterranean.
Even if that was the case, this situation wouldn't have occured if Georgia left things they way they have been for the last 18 years.... there were no wars, there wasn't any fighting.... they made the first move, now Russia is finishing it.
And I personally don't care about Pipelines, or transit routes.... no country has the right to claim those things as their own. If Ossetia doesn't want to be a part of Georgia and have been building up ties with Russia, whatever is in Ossetia is Ossetias, and if they decide to join with Russia, then those resources goto them as well.
It's no different then Canada not allowing Quebec to seperate, all because they hold some important resource..... hell, every country, province, land mass has resources that can be used and/or important..... I don't see it as an excuse.
Putin is quite mad you know, he's a magalomaniac.. he just doesn't rant and rave like Hitler. Which makes him much more dangerous.. he works by the cloak.. and the dagger.. by stealth. But he is every bit as ambitious.
I don't remember the last time I've heard Putin linked to genocide or his own personal holocaust.
Bush is far worse, as he just lies right to our faces, breaking every democratic process, all the while using democracy as his excuse as to why he broke it..... even when the majority of the nation hates his guts and opposes his plans, he still goes along with what he wants to do.
Bush has invaded many more nations then Putin ever has, and Putin has been around longer..... who's the real Hitler?
Bad Comparison some would say? I agree.... but both are just as retarded, which is my point. I see no logic or relation to your above assumptions to what is currently going on.
If you want to worry about any country acting like Nazis, look south of the border, because they have a head start.
And it is Russian Jets and tanks that are killing civilians with out discrimination. This is a war of terror.. an example to all independent minded old Soviet Republics.
Oh yeah of course..... "TERROR!!!!"
Give me a break.... once again, why would Russians be killing a population which the majority hold Russian passports?
I asked you to provide sources to your assumptions, and you supplied nothing except more of your own emotional opinion..... heck, you didn't even provide examples of Putin actually pushing to take over other nations like Georgia or the US.
Honestly, using the term "Terror" ruins just about any debate thesedays, as it's been so over used.