I am writing in response to Michael Duran Sr.’s letter comparing Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. I have read William Shirer’s "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" and Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" as well as others concerning World War II and the Cold War. I agree that the comparison is misplaced.
I believe the closer comparison is with Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini. Watching Mussolini and Trump on the campaign trail, one cannot miss the similarities in oratory and theatrics. I fear that they demonstrate like personalities. This is very disquieting when one realizes that Mussolini initiated the ground conflicts in the Balkans and in Italian East Africa.
I suggest the similarities in the Arabian Peninsula and Korea. The biggest difference is the presence of nuclear weapons in both theaters.
I pray that my fears are unfounded, but fear that they are not.