We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin)
By Peter Hitchens
PUBLISHED: 20:38 EST, 22 March 2014 | UPDATED: 20:38 EST, 22 March 2014
Stupidity and ignorance rule the world. The trouble is that the stupid and the ignorant think that they are clever and well-informed.
Take Mrs Hillary Clinton, next President of the United States and former chief of American foreign policy. She has directly compared Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Hitler. And she has compared events in Crimea to the Czech crisis of 1938.
Dozens of other politicians and grandiose journalists are currently doing the same.
Our Prime Minister is puffing himself up like a bullfrog, and busily creating a new Cold War that will benefit nobody except spies and weapons-makers, for a cause he doesn't understand and can't explain, writes Peter Hitchens
It’s the one thing they think they know about history – that Britain’s pathetic Neville Chamberlain didn’t stand up to evil Adolf Hitler in 1938 at Munich over Czechoslovakia, so making Hitler believe that he could take over the world. And that the brave Winston Churchill then saved the world.
Almost no part of this legend is true. Even those bits that are true are misleading, with one exception. Hitler was certainly evil. But so was Stalin, the communist mass-murderer who ended up as our main ally in the fight against Hitler.