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Tom Toles

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Toles is so MUCH a better Toonist than the Rush Murdoch trolls. Just saying…

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    The comparison of Putin and Hitler is not without some merit. Both men saw their young countries fall apart when young men. Remember after the fall of Napoleon the Congress of Vienna founded Germany in 1814.

    Hitler as a corporal in the German Army in 1920 or so, Putin as a Lt. Colonel in the KGB during 89 and 90. Later they both became leaders of their countries through horrible means. Hitler used tactics such as Crystal Night, Putin with using fear from terrorism starting with Russian apartment bombings in 1999.

    Now with Putin going into Crimea saying he is trying to protect Russians in Ukraine is no different then Germans living in Poland back in the 30s.

    There are differences yes but right now I think there is way to much on the Hitler comparison then not.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    I though Iraq was 1/3 Americans, same as Crimea is 1/3 Russians.
    Are the Russians refusing to kill their own people? They need to kill somebody, anybody, or certainty of their evil may come into question.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    “The comparison of Putin and Hitler is not without some merit. Both men saw their young countries fall apart when young men.”

    Hitler wanted to lead Germany to world domination. Putin merely aspires to regional domination. That doesn’t mean we should shrug at what’s happening in Ukraine & turn away, but military intervention ain’t an option.

    The real difference is that Germany was a manufacturing powerhouse in 1938. Putin has actually backed off of the idea that Russian industry can compete with the West. His vision of Russia is as an exporter of raw materials. Not much of a long term plan, really.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    OK let say that is true, what happens when the situation changes.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes the USA sometimes replaces local dictators with those under our thumb. Very true.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes this is the pottery barn rule. You break it, you bought it. Only the Iraqis are stuck with the bill and a disrupted country far worse off than they were pre 1990. The USA leave destruction and chaos in its wake.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “At least America removes dictators, rebuilds the country and gives it back to the people.”

    It’s the least we could do, seeing as how we installed those dictators in the first place and/or supported them.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    O, if only we had a president who could look into Putin’s soul and determine that he could be trusted. Dang.
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    Where, oh where, should we invade?

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I like both ’toon & comment.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As opposed to your own Con fantasy.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    CCNJ’s say the sky is falling: About the only dictators the US did not support at one time or another in my lifetime would be Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Haidiki Tojo, and that because they declared war on us before we could. Both Europeans had considerable popular support in the US corporate media at the time, but non-whites couldn’t qualify.

  13. jaimeaut

    jaimeaut said, over 2 years ago

    Stop the BS already!!! It was Obama and USA that broke Ukraine, creating a coup and installling an ilegal shameless puppet government, and now they think they own that country!!!! Toles, I can’t believe you have become a fascist….

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    It has been repeatedly mentioned that NATO expansion into former Warsaw pact members is the root cause of much of the recent (last 15 years) animosity between Western Europe/NorthAmerica and Russia
    Frigging empire building.

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