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2008/08/13

Obama adviser compares Putin to Hitler, por Kate Connoly, no guardian.co.uk:

The former US national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has
called on the world community to isolate Russia in protest over its
campaign in the Caucasus, likening its tactics to those of “Hitler or
Stalin”.

Brzezinski, who was the national security adviser under
President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, and is now an occasional
adviser to the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, said the
Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, was “following a course that is
horrifyingly similar to that taken by Stalin and Hitler in the 1930s”.

He
said that Putin’s “justification” for splitting up Georgia – because of
the Russian citizens living in South Ossetia – could be compared to
when Hitler used the alleged suffering of ethnic Germans in the
Sudetenland as a pretext for annexing Czechoslovakia in 1938.

In
an interview with the conservative German daily Die Welt, he said even
more striking were the parallels between Putin’s strategy against
Georgia and Stalin’s invasion of Finland in 1939, describing both as
“the undermining of the sovereignty of a small, democratic neighbouring
state through the use of violence”. He added: “Georgia is to an extent
the Finland of today, both morally and strategically.”

(…)

“If Georgia no longer has its sovereignty it means not only that the
west is cut off from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia, but we can also
assume that Putin will exercise a similar strategy against Ukraine if
he faces resistance. He’s already publicly voiced threats against
Ukraine.”

“If Russia continues on this path it has to be isolated
by the international community,” he said, including economic sanctions
on which all alliances from the European Union to Nato would have to
take a joint stand.

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