Note 035
by Joachim C. Fest

35 Quoted by Bullock, Hitler. A colleague of Ribbentrop made this remark to Carl Jacob Burckhardt: 'I am very different from my chief: I like to lie in wait for my game... Ribbentrop on the other hand is always stalking his, running from one boundary of his preserve to the other. If he misses an opportunity in the east he searches for one in the south, ready also to avail himself of the one he encounters halfway' (Meine Danziger Mission). This is a fairly precise paraphrasing of what Ribbentrop understood by 'dynamic foreign policy'. Mussolini expressed a similar opinion:

'Ribbentrop belongs to the category of Germans who bring misfortune to Germany. He talks continually of plotting wars right and left without having any definite opponent or aim' (quoted by Kordt, Nicht aus den Akten).
From Chapter 14, Joachim von Ribbentrop , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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