Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 7 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 3/31/15

Putin Is Not Hitler

By       (Page 1 of 5 pages)     (# of views)   175 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message David William Pear
Become a Fan
  (48 fans)


(Image by Russian Federation)   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

PUTIN IS NOT HITLER

International norms, protocols and law have been crowed out with name calling. It is inflaming a war that is destroying Ukraine and pouring gasoline on all of Europe. Calling Putin "Hitler is like giving children matches and locking them into a small closet full of clothes. Both can only lead to a disaster.

The neocon party of war is whipping up the mob mentality. They are taking the American people on another joy-ride that can only end up in another ditch. This time it might result in a mushroom cloud. Even they admit it.

- Advertisement -

Reportedly in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Secretary of State John Kerry said that "the American government and the administration are fully aware that this confrontation with Russia could lead to a nuclear war". [HERE]

While politicians and the main stream media are having great fun calling Putin "Hitler", it is a very dangerous game. Heads of governments, professional diplomats and respectable journalists should know better. As Richard Sakwa says in his excellent book Frontline Ukraine:

"One of the novelties of the great-power conflict in the early twenty-first century is the intensity with which political leaders of countries are demonized. An unholy alliance of opportunist politicians and subservient media traduce their opponents, ignoring the views of experts and scholars, to portray them as mendacious and untrustworthy. The basis for treating the other as a legitimate political subject is undermined and in the end justifies political and military intervention."

- Advertisement -

In other words, Sakwa is saying that calling Putin "Hitler" is irresponsible and can easily lead to WW3.

When the stakes are smaller, such as with Manuel Noriega of Panama (1989) and Saddam Hussein (2002), it can be dismissed as propaganda. With the stakes being nuclear war, name calling is irresponsible and unforgivable in 2015 when Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin is the target.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 6   Must Read 5   Valuable 5  
Rate It | View Ratings

David William Pear Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


David William Pear is a Senior Editor for OpEdNews.com, and a Senior Contributing Editor for The Greanville Post. David is a journalist, columnist, and commentator for TV and radio. His articles, essays and interviews have an emphasis on (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

US War with Russia Authorized by House Resolution 758.

Trump is Not America's Real Problem

Syria: Has Putin Called Obama's Bluff?

Venezuela Under Siege by U.S. Empire

Putin Is Not Hitler

UKRAINE: The Propaganda War