March 12, 1938: Annexation Austrian-Style
When the Nazis marched into Austrian on March 12, 1938, hundreds of thousands of Austrians turned out to welcome them. But after the war, the country preferred to see itself as just another of Hitler’s victims.
Suddenly, events began moving in fast-forward: It was 10 minutes to eight in the evening, March 11, 1938, when Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg took to the radio to address his people. He bade them farewell with portentous words:
“God protect Austria.”
I don’t understand the lack of decisiveness on the part of the European nations that will soon have Vladimir Putin annexing all of its former lands under the pretext of protecting the disenchanted former Russian citizens who think this leader, is their savior.
May God protect Ukraine… because it doesn’t seem as if anyone is going to come to the aid of the people of Ukraine.
Stating ethical and moral challenges, a news anchor born in the United States of America, grand-daughter of Hungarian immigrants who fled Hungary during the Soviet invasion announced her resignation on air. With a noticeable trembling voice she stated, “I cannot be part of network funded by the Russian government that white-washes the actions of Vladimir Putin.”
Her actions are commendable but this still leaves me with a sour taste. Aren’t all the network stations funded by someone who wants only their point of view known?
Who is really fair and balanced?