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Who is Michael [AKA “Mykhailo”] Bociurkiw?

In the wake of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, we note that the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) is front and center in the "investigation" into the event. The OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission is headed by one Michael ["Mykhailo"] Bociurkiw. A Canadian citizen of Ukrainian extraction, he was an assistant editor for the Ukrainian Weekly. A 1987 letter from the World Jewish Congress' general counsel notes an apparent anti-OSI bias on the part of articles written by Bociurkiw. Note that the Office of Special Investigations was the Justice Department unit charged with investigating Nazi war criminals living the U.S. Bociurkiw's position with the OSCE apparently places yet another OUN/B advocate in the mix, charged with "investigating" actions taken by a government inextricably linked with OUN/B heirs such as Swoboda, Pravy Sektor and the Ukrainian National Congress. Read more »

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All's Well That's Orwell: The Ministry of Truth and the Ukrainian Crisis (Yuschenko Uber Alles)

 

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The Orwellian aspects of the Ukrain­ian cri­sis could not be exag­ger­ated and are explored at greater length in this post. We have noted that Vic­tor Yuschenko’s term as pres­i­dent of the Ukraine–realized through the so-called Orange Revolution–featured the for­mer Yka­te­rina Chu­machenko as his wife. For­merly Ronald Reagan’s Deputy Direc­tor of Pub­lic Liai­son, the for­mer Ms. Chu­machenko was a promi­nent mem­ber of the UCCA, the top OUN/B front orga­ni­za­tion in the United States. While pres­i­dent of the Ukraine, Yuschenko presided over a fun­da­men­tal makeover of Ukrain­ian his­tory and, through that, polit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy, paving the way for the pub­lic posi­tion­ing of the fas­cist Swo­boda party as a viable, demo­c­ra­tic entity. Swo­boda leader Oleh Tian­hy­bok is pic­tured at right.

FTR #781

For The Record record­ing is now occur­ring on a reg­u­lar basis. The lat­est pro­gram recorded is FTR #802.

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