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4/2/2014 10:25:00 PM
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History Repeating
The term "History Repeats Itself" has been used so many times that it's boring, but we now see it happening. In 1936 the Nazi Germans occupied the German Rhineland in violation of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI. France had a weak leader who did nothing. In 1938 the Austrians voted to join Germany after their Prime Minister Kurt Schushnigg was assassinated. Hitler claimed that czechs of German descent were being discriminated against so bulldozed Britain and France into letting him take over the Sudetenland without any official from Czechoslovakia even being at the meeting. Now the Crimeans have voted to join Russia after being invaded by Russians and nothing done about it except weak "sanctions." So what's next? Latvia and Estonia? Hungary? Kazakhstan? Uzbekistan? Who wants to go to war to protect any of those small or weak nations?
In the meantime, Obama has ordered six nuclear powered aircraft carriers, almost half the fleet, into port, side by side at docks at Norfolk for "inspection." The admirals, thinking of the battleships lined up at Pearl Harbor are aghast, but obey the Commander in Chief. In addition, 137 leading military officers have been forced into early retirement (and even one Sergeant Major who had the bad judgment to let his opinion of Obama be known.) In 1936 and 37 Stalin purged a third of the top ranking military officers of the Soviet Union. In 1939-40 Hitler forced the retirement of Generals von Seekt and Model and others who weren't enthusiastic enough about the Nazis. In 1944 General Erwin Rommel, the most popular German general, was given the option of suicide by poison or a criminal trial because he was thought to be involved in the plot to kill Hitler with the bomb that went off at a conference. Making predictions is risky, but consider this possibility. In late summer of 2016 the handouts in the rust belt states, east coast and California may be cut off by "Executive order." That will result in riots. Martial law can be declared and the presidential election cancelled "temporarily." The next thing we know, Obama is made "President for Life." Welcome to either Islam or communism.
Verne Lietz

ARRRR, ar, ar ...

Dwight Burke writes that Palin is a "complete half-wit", explaining succinctly who the half-wit really is to any reader with an iota of math or language competency.

Bill Slusher

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