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Hillary Clinton Compares Vladimir Putin to Hitler

An angry Adolf Hitler (circa 1927)
Adolf Hitler, as photographed by Heinrich Hoffman in 1927 (Complete Photo Credits are located at the end of this article)

Recently, former Secretary of State (as well as one-time First Lady and U.S. Senator) Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in on the developing crisis in Ukraine while visiting Long Beach, CA.  Speaking at a private fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, March 4, Clinton compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea to the aggressive moves made by Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler in the years before WWII, saying: “[I]t’s what Hitler did back in the (nineteen) ‘30s …  [T]he ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right.  I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”   Elaborating on these remarks, Clinton then stated that she thought of Putin as a person who “believes his mission is to restore Russian greatness … When he looks at Ukraine, he sees a place that he believes is by its very nature part of Mother Russia.”1

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