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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Does the meat speak Russian?

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    Just making up his mind. A few more slices?


  3. algurka

    algurka said, over 1 year ago

    Why stop at a small slice? Why not go whole hog? That’s how Hitler started: a piece of France, “annex” Austria . . .

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, a pretty lousy analogy. A better one is this: Germany and Austria get carved up after WWI, and a new country, Czechoslovakia, is created. Germans resent the loss of “their” territory. The narrow mountainous strip containing most of Czechoslovakia’s border defenses is inhabited by ethnic Germans. Having first absorbed Austria into a new German state, and in the name of “self-determination” Germany demands that this piece ground, the Sudetenland, be “reunited” with the new larger Germany. There is a crisis, but in the end, the rest of the world acquiesces despite treaties to protect Czechoslovakia’s borders. The ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland cheer their “liberation” from Czechoslovakia. England declares the crisis averted and “Peace in Our Time.”

    When 1939 began, that was the situation. If it has stopped there, the parallel would be pretty good. We might today even be saying that it all ended pretty well for everybody.

    Of course, it didn’t there. The German took the rest of Czechoslovakia without much of a fight a few months later, and then began talking about the poor ethnic Germans in Danzig and how Germans were being persecuted in Poland and …

    If the Ukrainians pull out of Crimea and nothing else happens, perhaps this is really no big deal. In spite of the illegitimacy of the plebiscite, and the violation of international law. The real question is: has Putin “no more territorial demands to make in Europe”?


  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year ago

    He was blue, and wanted a new lane

    So he thought he’d annex the Ukraine
    While the world sits. Putin out his hits
    Different countries but they all ask
    Where can they get natural gas masks
    And the world sits. Putin out his hits

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was born in 1940. I think this is where I came in.

  7. Bilword

    Bilword said, over 1 year ago

    that should be obama, not putin, choosing at the meat counter. get it right toles

  8. gammaguy

    gammaguy said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t that be a salami he’s slicing?

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @algurka

    Your analogy is faulty here. World War III would be the case then when World War IV we will be using sticks and stones.

  10. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 1 year ago

    @algurka

    I thought it was The Sudetenland.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    Doughfoot: As one of the few who remember those days, I also remember a definition at the time: “plebiscite: say yes in any way you wish”.
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    Night-Gaunt49: Albert Einstein, in response to an interview question on what the weapons of WW-III would be. He said he couldn’t predict WW-III, but knew those of WW-IV.

  12. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Who is supposed to be playing the butcher? (Yeah, I know. They don’t come butcher than Putin. Ha, Ha.)

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hey Bilword, do you even read the news? I don’t see Obama slicing and dicing Ukraine, or any other country. Maybe you mean W? Iraq, Afghanistan, “I don’t think about” Osama Bin Laden?

  14. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BTW: Let’s send our navy through the Bosporus to show Putin we mean business! Oops! ONLY ONE WAY IN AND OUT!
    And yet John McCain says it’s too bad there’s no military solution. Maybe if we send him over there to wreck a few more jets?

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    Is that Pharrell behind the counter? Nice hat!

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