Philippines, in dispute with China, compares itself to pre-WWII Czechoslovakia

by Chris Zappone

Says Philippines president Benigno Aquino

From New York Times

“If we say yes to something we believe is wrong now, what guarantee is there that the wrong will not be further exacerbated down the line?” he said. He later added, “At what point do you say, ‘Enough is enough’? Well, the world has to say it — remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War II.”

 

Things are getting so bad in Asia, everyone is struggling for historical parallels. Not sure why Shinzo Abe caused a stir referring to the close economic ties of Germany and Britain before WWI. That factoid has been pointed out by a lot of people in recent months.