- Mar 29, 2008
- Wilhelmshaven, Germany
- '17 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
Given that he (Adolph Hitler) was a complete nutter, he was damn clever, burning down the Reichstag, Crystal Nacht and Night of the long knives. These were alll smart moves, plus the personal oath of alegience from the army. ...
He used the forces that thought that they could control him rather than the other way around.
Small correction there: Most experts today believe, that Hitler wasn't responsible for burning down the Reichstag. Most experts believe, that it was indeed the act of Marinus van der Lubbe and that the whole thing played into Hitler's hands by chance.
Hitler found a scape goat for the loss (I will not use the term defeat because the problem was that the army felt that it had not been defeated) of WWI - Jewish people in general and Bankers in particular.
Well, actually it wasn't Hitler, who came up with that notion (see here for reference) but he used it for his purposes, that is correct.