From: The Inquisitr
A remark by Hillary Clinton comparing Russian military moves against Ukraine to tactics used by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler got the likely 2016 presidential contender into political hot water earlier this week. But given the chance to walk back her Hitler remark, Clinton did not back down, but offered a clarification.
Clinton was speaking at a private fundraiser in California Tuesday when she made her Hitler remark.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s,” Clinton said, comparing the Russian incursion into Crimea to the Hitler invasion of the Sudetenland, an area of Czecholslovakia, by the German military in 1938. “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.”
Putin has said that Russian nationals in Crimea and Ukraine are under “real threats” from the newly formed Ukraine government, and that Russia’s use of force against Ukraine is aimed only at protecting those Russian-speakers.