The Charlotte News
Sunday, Sept. 13, 1936
Site Ed. Note: With the previous articles of this year etching a war to come between France and Great Britain on one side and Germany, Austria, Italy and Japan on the other, Cash's warnings to both Poland and Russia complete the matter, three and five years before the acts of Nazi aggression.
A Prelude of Bombast
With bombing planes roaring aggressively overhead, Adolf Hitler told Nazi battalions in Nurnberg-- "
"If we had the Urals, if we possessed Siberia, if we had the Ukraine, national socialist Germany would be swimming in surplus prosperity."
As far as diplomacy goes, this would seem to take rank with the world's most inexcusable blunders. It is an overt threat to Russia that the Bear cannot let pass unnoticed. It must, too, strike fear in the heart of little Poland, which needs no great imagination to envision itself forced to take in another war the role that little Belgium took in the last.
But Herr Adolf moves in blustery ways his wonders to perform. He plays the game of international bluff not like an old hand but like an excessively raw hand who doesn't give a hang for the consequences. By such means he rearmed Germany in defiance of the Versailles Treaty, but he rearmed. By such brash methods he sent German soldiers into the zone along the Rhine which was forbidden, but they remained there. He has not hesitated to take her role of aggressor at any time when it seemed advantageous to him, and the cold hard truth of his and the Reich's joint career is that they both have got away with it. Like them or not, he is yet to meet a setback of any consequence.
Hence, while strained relations between Fascist Germany and Communist Russia are likely to find us warmly disposed toward neutrality, let Stalin take care. Hitler is after something, and the fellow has a way of getting what he wants.
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