Obama politically resembles Hannibal, Napoleon, and Hitler, in the nature of his coalition. Their coalitions are strong, united in adoration of a strong man, and hatred of their enemy. For Hannibal, the Gauls, Iberian Celts, Numidians, along with Greeks and his own Carthaginians, all hated Rome and wanted it destroyed. But being disparate and squabbling, though united in the hatred, they lacked initiative, resourcefulness, and the ability to above all, find or transport FOOD. Those were the weakness of Napoleon and Hitler, who also desperately needed warm clothing for the brutal Russian Winter, and arms and ammunition, and in Hitler’s case, gas and diesel fuel as well.I made an explicit comparison between Napoleon and Obama here. Compare and contrast.
The famous line chart showing the temperature and size of Napoleon’s armies as they advanced and retreated from Moscow at the top of this post is telling. All of Napoleon’s skill as a general, and the poor state of Russian military men and generalship, could not fight against Winter.
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