Bibi Netanyahu makes a big deal about Ahmadinejad being Hitler and the year being 1938 etc. I submit, without respect, that Bibi, the son of a historian, has got his history all mixed up. He should backtrack by about 25 years.
The current situation is nothing like the lead-up to World War II, but it is uncannily similar to what happened in 1914, when hubris and brinkmanship precipitated the disaster that was World War I. Four years on, England, Germany and France had each lost a generation of its youth, That’s the historical precedent that should be staring the prime minister in the face.
Bibi would have made a perfect European statesman circa 1914. He’s arrogant, smug, out-of-touch and horrifyingly secure in his small-mindedness – the sort of politician who causes wars because he thinks he’s a lot smarter than he really is and who turns out to be incapable of handling the chaos that he so mindlessly unleashes. Continue reading