Overnight Acoustic: Tommy Emmanuel, "Questions"

HappyWarrior6/08/2015 11:28:57 am PDT

re: #399 Dr Lizardo

One of the more catastrophic blunders the Austrian corporal made. Perhaps one of the worst was the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941, which ended up postponing Operation Barbarossa for something like five or six weeks - all so he could vent his spite against a small country that had dared to defy him.

Declaring war on the USA? IIRC, I think Ribbentrop (his dullard, sycophantic Foreign Minister) actually tried to talk him out of it, to no avail. Ironic as hell, because in ‘Mein Kampf’, Hitler pointedly noted that the US intervention in WWI was a decisive factor in Germany’s defeat.

I never thought about that in regards to Yugoslavia. That’s a great point though. It all goes back to the failed Italian invasion of Greece I think. Amazing that even von Ribbentrop tried to talk him out of it since von Ribbentrop is often reported to be one of the dimmer Nazis and a Hitler yes-man.