Vladimir Putin is menacing Eastern Europe while Obama continues to do nothing, though he did dress up Monday like the rest of the commies at the summit he attended.
Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Erected by communists, the wall was referred to as the “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart” by German Democratic Republic authorities, implying that the NATO countries and West Germany in particular were “fascists”.
The communist deception is still alive though the wall was torn down long ago.
President Obama pictured above – dressed like a commie or maybe it’s William Shatner – at the summit of Pacific Rim nations in Beijing Monday.
When Putin invaded Crimea, he said it was to protect ethnic Russians. Since then, he has been seen as threatening an invasion of Eastern Ukraine and the Baltics. For example, he has said he is concerned about ethnic Russians in Estonia.
There are large Russian populations in the Baltics. Forty percent of Estonia, for example, is ethnic Russian. There are reports that his operatives have been sowing discontent in Estonia.
Vladimir Putin is using the same tactics Hitler used – at least verbally – when he (Hitler) annexed the Sudetenland.
Continuing his not-so-subtle threats, Putin recently showed support for the pre-World War II pact with Germany that brought about the invasion of Eastern Europe.
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, aka The Treaty of Non-aggression, was named after the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and signed on August 23, 1939.
It ensured that Germany would not support Japan in its undeclared war against the Soviet Union along the Manchurian-Mongolian border, ensuring that the Soviets won the Battles of Khalkhin Gol.
In addition to stipulations of non-aggression, the treaty included a secret protocol that divided territories of Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland into German and Soviet “spheres of influence”, anticipating potential “territorial and political rearrangements” of these countries.
Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.
After the Soviet-Japanese ceasefire agreement took effect two weeks later, Stalin ordered his own invasion of Poland on September 17th. Part of southeastern Karelia and Salla region in Finland were annexed by the Soviet Union after the Winter War. This was followed by Soviet annexations of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and parts of Romania.
Listen to Putin say there was nothing wrong with Molotov-Ribbentrop treaty that led to the carving-up of Poland: