43c7fcc373d7a6191a0f6a706700a234Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine to aggression by Adolf Hitler in 1930s Nazi Germany, but then took back her remarks. According to AFP, Clinton, who spoke at a private event Tuesday in southern California, said Putin’s apparent deployment of Russian troops into neighboring Ukraine to protect Russian citizens and Russian-speakers recalls moves by Hitler to protect ethnic Germans living outside of Germany. The Long Beach Press Telegram which quoted Clinton’s comments said the former top diplomat noted that Putin has sought to provide Russian passports to people in Ukraine with ties to Russia. “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s,” the Press Telegram quoted Clinton as telling attendees at a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, California. MORE