In a US where everything is apparently comparable to Hitler, can we at least admit that Putin idolizes mass-murdering Stalin more than some mass-murdering Austrian if we are going to go to an absurd extreme over the military invasion of Crimea?
Declarations that Putin is somehow ‘just like’ Hitler because of the invasion are making me want to pull my hair out. Putin is a muscular masculine wrassler of bears not some goose-stepping asshole who liked his girlfriends to pee on him. And on the Awfulness Scale, after winning WWII Stalin went on to murder 20 million of his own people. He further engaged the US in brinksmanship and proxy wars that led to the death of millions more internationally.
Stalin invaded countries (waves to Poland), persecuted/gulaged/murdered his own people and, you know, was Soviet (and a Communist...just like Putin). Hitler also invaded Poland, persecuted/concentration camped/murdered his own people but was NOT Russian (and not a Communist).
I grew up during the Cold War and am totally pissed off that it isn’t being resurrected appropriately. In the 1970s and 80s we didn't need no stinkin' Hitler to make the likes of Putin bad, the shadow of Stalin was more than enough.
Screw Hitler. When it comes to Ukraine, it's Stalin, stupid. Unless, of course, the worm has truly turned and it's Bush...