All what Novac was saying is don't sit idle, do something. To provoc, Novak brought an example that averge people can easily relate to, in other words, sitting idle for a long time during WWII brought about the consequences that everybody knows. I believe that the article tries to give Novac comment a different dimesion.
ISIS kills 22 in Yemen's Sanaa, Aden; targets both gov't and Houthi rebels (Reuters)
from the article: The progressive who paints Israel as a genocidal Nazi state