Monday, August 11, 2008

Sweden evokes Hitler in condemning Russian assault

 

Via AFP:

Sweden has evoked the memory of Adolf Hitler in condemning Russia's
attacks on Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, saying
the protection of Russians there did not justify the assault.

"No state has the right to intervene militarily in the territory of
another state simply because there are individuals there with a passport
issued by that state or who are nationals of the state," said Swedish
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt in a statement.

"Attempts to apply such a doctrine have plunged Europe into war in the
past... And we have reason to remember how Hitler used this very
doctrine little more than half a century ago to undermine and attack
substantial parts of central Europe," Bildt said.

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