It’s hard to write my blog as I watch the news from around the world, because part of me wants to say “Things aren’t really that bad, the world has seen worse and survived.”
But, I can also see hundreds of parallels with the late 1920’s and early 1930’s when world war was getting prepped for in many places — and most of our leaders simply stuck their head in the sand until we were attacked.
If I had to pick between the two emotions and thoughts right now, I would say, we need to be very careful, I’m not a crazy war crying wolf, MANY of the same things that caused that war are leading up to this next one and I want to make a simple statement about that, on the record. The Arab world, including ISIL and Saudi Arabia are an important part of the world and what happens over there effects the rest of the world, but the place we need to WORRY about right now, and be careful of, and make no mistakes with, is Russia and Vladimir Putin.
Putin is a Hitler like personality — with over 1,500 deployed and usable nuclear weapons. That’s the difference. We did not face that with Hitler — even losing that war meant losing Europe, not the U.S., but with Putin and his ICBM’s, that isn’t true anymore.
What has me worried today? Read the piece below and think about WHY the Russians are saying such stupid and untrue things and THEN think about the last time they said stuff this stupid. That’s right, it was right after they signed a secret treaty with Hitler agreeing to divide up Poland after they both invaded it, Germany from one side and Russia from the other.
I can only pray this idiotic statement from the Polish ambassador was an outlier and not the thinking of the Russian government, but I’m worried that is wishful thinking on my part and the worst, is indeed, slowly unfolding before our eyes.
From Reuters — In an interview aired by private broadcaster TVN24 on Friday evening, Russian ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev said Poland was partly responsible for Nazi Germany invading in 1939 because it had repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Berlin in the run-up to the conflict.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union entered into a pact to divide the country, and Soviet troops invaded from the east after German forces invaded from the west.
For some reason these big wars always start with Poland and this one may be no different. Remember as you contemplate this piece, Russia has already invaded and conquered 2 districts in Georgia, the Crimea and part of Ukraine