«From the “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” files, Ukraine edition: 

“The German invasion of Poland was undertaken on the logic that Poland did not, had not, and could not exist as a sovereign state. Soldiers taken prisoner could be shot, since the Polish army could not really have existed as such.”

Snyder, Timothy. Black Earth (p. 105). 

“Bombing civilians was a tactic that Europeans generally saw as legitimate when used in colonial possessions; it was now applied in Europe itself.” (ibid)

Syria says hi.»

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