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FTR #803 Walkin’ The Snake in Ukraine

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

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Swoboda leader Oleh Tiahnybok salutes. Top-ranking Ukrainian defense official Andriy Parubiy was a founding member of the party.


Muslim Brotherhood Coat of (ahem) Arms

Introduction: The ongoing, Orwellian coverage of the civil war resulting from the OUN/B-derived coup in Ukraine is analyzed in terms of the Nazi tract Serpent’s Walk, a book we feel is far more than just a novel. In that book the SS go underground (true [6]), build up their economic muscle (true) [7] and buy into the “opinion-forming media” (true [8].) Following a series of terrorist attacks on the U.S. involving WMD’s, martial law is decalred and the Underground Reich, which has infiltrated the military, takes over the United States.

In this program we note that OUN/B elements are at the forefront in the representation of events in Ukraine to the general public, thereby manipulating puplic opinin in the very manner that Serpent’s Walk details.

(We have covered the ascension of the OUN/B heirs in the Ukraine in a number of programs: FTR #’s 777 [9]778 [10]779 [11]780 [12]781 [13]782 [14], 783 [15]784 [16]794 [17]800 [18].)

Almost obscured is the fact that a Pravy Sektor banner was flown from the Interior Ministry building in Slovyansk after its capture by pro-government forces. A tweet from a BBC journalist [19]discloses that information.

[20]Exemplary of the manipulation of public opinion is the uncritical coverage [21] of Swoboda member Andriy Parubiy, the highest ranking defense official in Ukraine. He is quoted at length, in an authoritative context on the conflict, with no comment on the fact that he is a Nazi.

We should not be surprised that the Pravy Sektor banner should fly over the Interior Ministry building in Slovyansk after its capture by pro-government forces. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry mustered the Azov Battalion, which, despite the Ministry’s denials, is obviously Nazi [22] in character.

Before visiting the subject of the downed Malaysian Airlines plane, we recap some of the historical elements [23] of the evolution and ascension of the OUN/B successor government in Ukraine.


Pravy Sektor Activist

The downing of the Malaysian airliner takes place against the background of unrestrained [25], all-out warfare [26] by the Ukrainian government against the civilian population of Eastern Ukraine.

Although are media are uncritically accepting the Ukrainian government’s assertion that separatists (with Russian backing) brought down the plane, the courageous Robert Parry [27] is reporting that U.S. reconnaissance satellites [28] may well have recorded Ukrainian government forces [29] firing the fatal missile.

The “Go-To-Guy” for much of world political and journalistic opinion in the downing of the Malaysian airliner is Michael [“Mykhailo”] Bociurkiw, head of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. [30]

Bociurkiw is a former assistant editor [31] for the Ukrainian Weekly [32], which manifests a definite pro-OUN/B [33], anti-OSI stance.

Bociurkiw also networks [34] with a Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood [35] nexus with evidentiary tributaries running in the direction of the political milieu underlying the “disappearance” [36] of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. That same network also overlaps the Al-Taqwa milieu implicated in the jihadist activity in Chechnya [37] and elsewhere in the Caucasus [38], as well as the Boston Marathon bombing [39].

Program Highlights Include: The fact that Russian president Vladimir Putin’s flight [40] flew through roughly the same airspace as MH 17, roughly a half-hour earlier; the fact that the SA-11 “BUK” missile system requires a seperate radar tracking vehicle [41] to operate properly–there is no indication that the seperatists have such a vehicle; review of John Loftus’ work [42] heading the OSI (routinely disparaged in the Ukrainian Weekly); review of Anwar Ibrahim’s links to both the International Institute of Islamic Thought [43] and Zaharie Shah [44], the pilot of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 [45]; the presence of a large contingent of AIDS researchers [46] on MH 17; links between Michael Bociurkiw’s Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood networkers and the Nation of Islam [47]; the unlikely coincidence of Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jong [48], who was booked to fly on both Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and MH 17.

1a. Serpent’s Walk summarizes its thesis on the back cover:

Serpent’s Walk by “Randolph D. Calverhall;” Copyright 1991 [SC]; National Vanguard Books; 0-937944-05-X; Notes from back cover. [49]

. . . . It assumes that Hitler’s warrior elite – the SS – didn’t give up their struggle for a White world when they lost the Second World War. Instead their survivors went underground and adopted some of their tactics of their enemies: they began building their economic muscle and buying into the opinion-forming media. A century after the war they are ready to challenge the democrats and Jews for the hearts and minds of White Americans, who have begun to have their fill of government-enforced multi-culturalism and ‘equality.’

1b. The broad­cast addresses the shap­ing of pub­lic opin­ion in such a way as to sway the pub­lic to a fascist/Nazi viewpoint.

Serpent’s Walk by “Randolph D. Calverhall;” Copyright 1991 [SC]; National Vanguard Books; 0-937944-05-X; pp. 42-44. [49]

. . . . Hell, if you can con granny into buying Sugar Turds instead of Bran Farts, then why can’t you swing public opinion over to a cause as vital and important as ours?’ . . . In any case, we’re slowly replacing those negative images with others: the ‘Good Bad Guy’ routine’ . . . ‘What do you think of Jesse James? John Dillinger? Julius Caesar? Genghis Khan?’ . . . The reality may have been rough, but there’s a sort of glitter about most of those dudes: mean honchos but respectable. It’s all how you package it. Opinion is a godamned commodity!’ . . . It works with anybody . . . Give it time. Aside from the media, we’ve been buying up private schools . . . and helping some public ones through philanthropic foundations . . . and working on the churches and the Born Agains. . . .

2. Highlighting an important fact, deliberately omitted by our media, a BBC journalist noted a Pravy Sektor flag flying over Slovyansk, shortly after the city was “liberated” by Ukrainian pro-government forces.

“Pravyi Sektor/Ukrainian Insur­gent Army (red & black) flag was fly­ing from Inte­rior Min. build­ing in #Slovyansk [50] today. Dan­ger­ous & wor­ry­ing— Will Ver­non (@BBCWillVernon) July 7, 2014 [19]

3.The Ukrainian defense establishment is still headed by Andriy Parubiy of Swoboda. Our media quote him in a lengthy, authoritative way, with no comment whatsoever on the nature of his Nazi affiliation.

“Ukraine Military Finds Its Footing Against Pro-Russian Rebels” by David M. Herszenhorn; The New York Times; 7/7/2014. [21]

. . . .  “I am convinced that there are many other countries which are not ready — properly speaking, their armed forces are not ready, are unprepared, for this type of war,” Mr. Parubiy said in an interview last week. “We, of course, studied the experience of both Croatia and Israel, but here a lot of new features are added. And, if Russia sees that this experience is successful, this experience can very easily be used in any Baltic countries, and even in Belarus and Kazakhstan.”

Mr. Parubiy invoked Igor Girkin, a Russian military intelligence officer who has been a commander of the insurrection in eastern Ukraine, under the name of Igor Strelkov. “If we do not stop Putin here,” Mr. Parubiy said, “nobody knows where his Girkins will appear next.”

In the interview, Mr. Parubiy laid his hands on a table and, exhaling in disgust, described the paralysis of the initial response to the insurgency.

“The key tactic of Russian saboteurs is: Capture a building, station an armed garrison there and have a picket around, mostly Communists, who would provide a human shield,” he said, offering an example he witnessed. “They had it this way in Luhansk. There is a five-story building where each window is a firing spot and, right next to the building, are 500 people — a picket.

“When we tell Alpha, a special unit of the S.B.U., whose purpose is to fight terrorists, to enter the building and conduct the operation, they tell us, ‘Take away the people because the operation can only be conducted when we are able to enter without a scuffle with civilians,’ ” he said. “When we tell the interior troops to make a corridor and drag away civilians, they say, ‘How can we do that when terrorists in windows point guns at us? We’re not able to fulfill this task.’ ”

The military was so underfinanced that the government issued a plea for donations from citizens. Some of the country’s richest businessmen used their personal fortunes to create militias that are now effectively part of a new national guard.

“As one colleague from the United States said, we have to repair a plane during flight,” Mr. Parubiy said. . . . .

4. Next, we present an arti­cle about a trend that may well intensify the fight­ing: for­eign neo-Nazis [51] continue to swell the ranks of the Ukrainian military formations. The neo-Nazi Azov Bat­tal­ion was formed and armed by the inte­rior min­istry, and the bat­tal­ion leader is also the leader of the “Social National Assem­bly.” We are informed by the interior min­istry, is NOT a neo-Nazi group, even though it pro­claims that it’s fight to “lib­er­ate the White Race” and wants to severely pun­ish inter­ra­cial con­tacts. The min­istry assured us that there are no for­eign fight­ers nor any neo-Nazis any­where to be seen.

“Ukraine Con­flict: ‘White power’ War­rior from Swe­den” by Dina New­man; BBC News; 7/16/2014. [22]

The appear­ance of far-right activists, both for­eign and home-grown, among the Ukrain­ian vol­un­teers fight­ing in east Ukraine is caus­ing unease.

Mikael Skillt is a Swedish sniper, with seven years’ expe­ri­ence in the Swedish Army and the Swedish National Guard. He is cur­rently fight­ing with the Azov Bat­tal­ion, a pro-Ukrainian vol­un­teer armed group in east­ern Ukraine. He is known to be dan­ger­ous to the rebels: report­edly there is a bounty of nearly $7,000 (£4,090; 5,150 euros) on his head.

In a tele­phone con­ver­sa­tion from an undis­closed loca­tion, Mr Skillt told me more about his duties: “I have at least three pur­poses in the Azov Bat­tal­ion: I am a com­man­der of a small recon­nais­sance unit, I am also a sniper, and some­times I work as a spe­cial coor­di­na­tor for clear­ing houses and going into civil­ian areas.”

As to his polit­i­cal views, Mr Skillt prefers to call him­self a nation­al­ist, but in fact his views are typ­i­cal of a neo-Nazi.

“It’s all about how you see it,” he says. “I would be an idiot if I said I did not want to see sur­vival of white peo­ple. After World War Two, the vic­tors wrote their his­tory. They decided that it’s always a bad thing to say I am white and I am proud.” [Compare this with the notes on the back cover of Serpent’s Walk covered in item #1, as well as the excerpt in item #2–D.E.]

‘One stray liberal’

Mr Skillt believes races should not mix. He says the Jews are not white and should not mix with white peo­ple. His next project is to go fight for Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad because he believes Mr Assad is stand­ing up to “inter­na­tional Zionism”.

Not all of Mr Skillt’s views are widely shared in the Azov Bat­tal­ion, which is about 300-strong in total.

He says his com­rades do not dis­cuss pol­i­tics much, though some of them may be “national social­ists” and may wear swastikas. On the other hand, “there is even one lib­eral, though I don’t know how he got there”, he adds, with a smile in his voice.

Mr Skillt says there is only a hand­ful of for­eign fight­ers in the Azov Bat­tal­ion and they do not get paid. “They see it as a good thing, to come and fight,” he explains. How­ever, Mr Skillt is expect­ing more for­eign­ers to join soon: he says there is now a recruiter who is look­ing for “seri­ous fight­ers” from out­side Ukraine.

The key fig­ures in the Azov Bat­tal­ion are its com­man­der, Andriy Bilet­sky, and his deputy, Ihor Mosiychuk.

Andriy Bilet­sky is also the leader of a Ukrain­ian organ­i­sa­tion called the Social National Assem­bly. Its aims are stated in one of their online publications:

* “to pre­pare Ukraine for fur­ther expan­sion and to strug­gle for the lib­er­a­tion of the entire White Race from the dom­i­na­tion of the inter­na­tion­al­ist spec­u­la­tive capital”

* “to pun­ish severely sex­ual per­ver­sions and any inter­ra­cial con­tacts that lead to the extinc­tion of the white man”

This, accord­ing to experts, is a typ­i­cal neo-Nazi narrative.

‘For­eign journalists’

The Azov Bat­tal­ion was formed and armed by Ukraine’s inte­rior min­istry. A min­is­te­r­ial adviser, Anton Gerashchenko, got angry when I asked him if the bat­tal­ion had any neo-Nazi links through the Social National Assembly.

“The Social National Assem­bly is not a neo-Nazi organ­i­sa­tion,” he said.

“It is a party of Ukrain­ian patri­ots who are giv­ing their lives while the rich Euro­peans are only talk­ing about sup­port­ing Ukraine. When, may I ask, will Eng­lish peo­ple come here and help us fight ter­ror­ists sent by Russia’s Pres­i­dent [Vladimir] Putin, instead of lec­tur­ing us on our moral val­ues or people’s polit­i­cal affiliations?”

Mr Gerashchenko was adamant, how­ever, that there were no for­eign cit­i­zens fight­ing in the Azov Battalion.

“There are for­eign jour­nal­ists, from Swe­den, Spain and Italy, who have come to report on the heroic achieve­ments of the fight­ers in their strug­gle against ter­ror­ism,” he said.

He insisted he had never heard of Mikael Skillt, the Swedish sniper. . . .

5. A Pando Daily story notes the extent of the carnage in the Ukrainian civil war, as well as the omission by our news media of key details.

“The Fog of Twitter: Ukraine’s Civil War and the Limits of Social News Gathering” by Yasha Levine; Pando Daily; 7/3/2014. [25]

Just in case you missed it, there’s a real fucking civil war raging in Eastern Ukraine. On July 2, a day after newly elected billionaire President Petro Poroshenko called off a ceasefire, residential areas in several towns and villages [52] in the Lugansk and Donestk regions came under intense shelling and air bombardment.

The town of Slavyansk, which has seen a lot of fighting, was shelled. The Ukrainian Air Force bombed the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. The attack obliterated an entire residential area, shredding houses, people and pets, and littering the area with pieces of intestines [53], toes and cats — yes, dead [54] kitties. There are several very graphic videos of the aftermath — faces of death [55] delivered to YouTube for global viewing within a few dozen minutes of it happening.

Here’s one of the less graphic videos from strike on Stanytsia Luhanska, where at least 10 people were killed and many more injured. . . .

. . . . But you wouldn’t know any of this from the U.S. news media, which has been soft-censoring and whitewashing anything that could show the Ukrainian government in a bad light from the very beginning of the conflict. The New York Times alluded to yesterday’s”ground assaults and air bombardments” and mumbled something about “civilian casualties” — but made it unclear who was doing the shooting or the dying. Other newspapers are equally mum on Ukraine’s attack on Ukrainian civilians. Meanwhile, US cable network news pretends none of this even exists.

For its part, the U.S. State Department praised Ukraine’s “restraint [56]” and accused Russia of exaggerating [57] — if not being behind — the attacks on civilians. . . . .

6. A Nation article further develops the silence surrounding what is taking place in Ukraine.

“The Silence of Amer­i­can Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities” by Stephen F. Cohen; [23]The Nation; 6/30/2014. [23]

The regime has repeat­edly car­ried out artillery and air attacks on city cen­ters, cre­at­ing a human­i­tar­ian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media estab­lish­ment.

For weeks, the US-backed regime in Kiev has been com­mit­ting atroc­i­ties against its own cit­i­zens in south­east­ern Ukraine, regions heav­ily pop­u­lated by Russian-speaking Ukraini­ans and eth­nic Rus­sians. While vic­tim­iz­ing a grow­ing num­ber of inno­cent peo­ple, includ­ing chil­dren, and degrad­ing America’s rep­u­ta­tion, these mil­i­tary assaults on cities, cap­tured on video, are gen­er­at­ing pres­sure in Rus­sia on Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin to “save our compatriots.”

The reac­tion of the Obama administration—as well as the new cold-war hawks in Con­gress and in the estab­lish­ment media—has been twofold: silence inter­rupted only by occa­sional state­ments excus­ing and thus encour­ag­ing more atroc­i­ties by Kiev. Very few Amer­i­cans (notably, the inde­pen­dent scholar Gor­don Hahn) have protested this shame­ful com­plic­ity. We may hon­or­ably dis­agree about the causes and res­o­lu­tion of the Ukrain­ian cri­sis, the worst US-Russian con­fronta­tion in decades, but not about deeds that are ris­ing to the level of war crimes, if they have not already done so.

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In mid-April, the new Kiev gov­ern­ment, pre­dom­i­nantly west­ern Ukrain­ian in com­po­si­tion and out­look, declared an “anti-terrorist oper­a­tion” against a grow­ing polit­i­cal rebel­lion in the South­east. At that time, the rebels were mostly mim­ic­k­ing the ini­tial Maidan protests in Kiev in 2013—demonstrating, issu­ing defi­ant procla­ma­tions, occu­py­ing pub­lic build­ings and erect­ing defen­sive barricades—before Maidan turned rag­ingly vio­lent and, in Feb­ru­ary, over­threw Ukraine’s cor­rupt but legit­i­mately elected pres­i­dent, Vik­tor Yanukovych. (The entire Maidan episode, it will be recalled, had Washington’s enthu­si­as­tic polit­i­cal, and per­haps more tan­gi­ble, sup­port.) Indeed, the prece­dent for seiz­ing offi­cial build­ings and demand­ing the alle­giance of local author­i­ties had been set even ear­lier, in Jan­u­ary, in west­ern Ukraine—by pro-Maidan, anti-Yanukovych pro­test­ers, some declar­ing “inde­pen­dence” from his government.

Con­sid­er­ing those pre­ced­ing events, but above all the country’s pro­found his­tor­i­cal divi­sions, par­tic­u­larly between its west­ern and east­ern regions—ethnic, lin­guis­tic, reli­gious, cul­tural, eco­nomic and political—the rebel­lion in the south­east, cen­tered in the indus­trial Don­bass, was not sur­pris­ing. Nor were its protests against the uncon­sti­tu­tional way (in effect, a coup) the new gov­ern­ment had come to power, the southeast’s sud­den loss of effec­tive polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the cap­i­tal and the real prospect of offi­cial dis­crim­i­na­tion. But by declar­ing an “anti-terrorist oper­a­tion” against the new pro­test­ers, Kiev sig­naled its inten­tion to “destroy” them, not nego­ti­ate with them.

On May 2, in this incen­di­ary atmos­phere, a hor­rific event occurred in the south­ern city of Odessa, awak­en­ing mem­o­ries of Nazi Ger­man exter­mi­na­tion squads in Ukraine and other Soviet republics dur­ing World War II. An orga­nized pro-Kiev mob chased pro­test­ers into a build­ing, set it on fire and tried to block the exits. Some forty peo­ple, per­haps many more, per­ished in the flames or were mur­dered as they fled the inferno. A still unknown num­ber of other vic­tims were seri­ously injured.

Mem­bers of the infa­mous Right Sec­tor, a far-right para­mil­i­tary orga­ni­za­tion ide­o­log­i­cally aligned with the ultra­na­tion­al­ist Svo­boda party, itself a con­stituent part of Kiev’s coali­tion gov­ern­ment, led the mob. Both are fre­quently char­ac­ter­ized by knowl­edge­able observers as “neo-fascist” move­ments. (Hate­ful eth­nic chants by the mob were audi­ble, and swastika-like sym­bols were found on the scorched build­ing.) Kiev alleged that the vic­tims had them­selves acci­den­tally started the fire, but eye­wit­nesses, tele­vi­sion footage and social media videos told the true story, as they have about sub­se­quent atrocities.

Instead of inter­pret­ing the Odessa mas­sacre as an imper­a­tive for restraint, Kiev inten­si­fied its “anti-terrorist oper­a­tion.” Since May, the regime has sent a grow­ing num­ber of armored per­son­nel car­ri­ers, tanks, artillery, heli­copter gun­ships and war­planes to south­east­ern cities, among them, Slovyansk (Slavyansk in Russ­ian), Mar­i­upol, Kras­noarmeisk, Kram­a­torsk, Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk in Russ­ian). When its reg­u­lar mil­i­tary units and local police forces turned out to be less than effec­tive, will­ing or loyal, Kiev hastily mobi­lized Right Sec­tor and other rad­i­cal nation­al­ist mili­tias respon­si­ble for much of the vio­lence at Maidan into a National Guard to accom­pany reg­u­lar detachments—partly to rein­force them, partly, it seems, to enforce Kiev’s com­mands. Zeal­ous, barely trained and drawn mostly from cen­tral and west­ern regions, Kiev’s new recruits have report­edly esca­lated the eth­nic war­fare and killing of inno­cent civil­ians. (Episodes described as “mas­sacres” soon also occurred in Mar­i­upol and Kramatorsk.)

Ini­tially, the “anti-terrorist” cam­paign was lim­ited pri­mar­ily, though not only, to rebel check­points on the out­skirts of cities. Since May, how­ever, Kiev has repeat­edly car­ried out artillery and air attacks on city cen­ters that have struck res­i­den­tial build­ings, shop­ping malls, parks, schools, kinder­gartens and hos­pi­tals, par­tic­u­larly in Slovyansk and Luhansk. More and more urban areas, neigh­bor­ing towns and even vil­lages now look and sound like war zones, with tell­tale rub­ble, destroyed and pock­marked build­ings, man­gled vehi­cles, the dead and wounded in streets, wail­ing mourn­ers and cry­ing chil­dren. Con­flict­ing infor­ma­tion from Kiev, local resis­tance lead­ers and Moscow make it impos­si­ble to esti­mate the num­ber of dead and wounded noncombatants—certainly hun­dreds. The num­ber con­tin­ues to grow due also to Kiev’s block­ade of cities where essen­tial med­i­cines, food, water, fuel and elec­tric­ity are scarce, and where wages and pen­sions are often no longer being paid. The result is an emerg­ing human­i­tar­ian catastrophe.

Another effect is clear. Kiev’s “anti-terrorist” tac­tics have cre­ated a reign of ter­ror in the tar­geted cities. Pan­icked by shells and mor­tars explod­ing on the ground, men­ac­ing heli­copters and planes fly­ing above and fear of what may come next, fam­i­lies are seek­ing sanc­tu­ary in base­ments and other dark­ened shel­ters. Even The New York Times, which like the main­stream Amer­i­can media gen­er­ally has deleted the atroc­i­ties from its cov­er­age, described sur­vivors in Slovyansk “as if liv­ing in the Mid­dle Ages.” Mean­while, an ever-growing num­ber of refugees, dis­pro­por­tion­ately women and trau­ma­tized chil­dren, have been flee­ing across the bor­der into Rus­sia. In late June, the UN esti­mated that as many as 110,000 Ukraini­ans had already fled to Rus­sia and about half that many to other Ukrain­ian sanctuaries.

It is true, of course, that anti-Kiev rebels in these regions are increas­ingly well-armed (though lack­ing the government’s arse­nal of heavy and air­borne weapons), orga­nized and aggres­sive, no doubt with some Russ­ian assis­tance, whether offi­cially sanc­tioned or not. But call­ing them­selves “self-defense” fight­ers is not wrong. They did not begin the com­bat; their land is being invaded and assaulted by a gov­ern­ment whose polit­i­cal legit­i­macy is arguably no greater than their own, two of their large regions hav­ing voted over­whelm­ingly for auton­omy ref­er­enda; and, unlike actual ter­ror­ists, they have not com­mit­ted acts of war out­side their own com­mu­ni­ties. The French adage sug­gested by an Amer­i­can observer seems applic­a­ble: “This ani­mal is very dan­ger­ous. If attacked, it defends itself.”

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Among the cru­cial ques­tions rarely dis­cussed in the US political-media estab­lish­ment: What is the role of the “neo-fascist” fac­tor in Kiev’s “anti-terrorist” ide­ol­ogy and mil­i­tary oper­a­tions? Putin’s posi­tion, at least until recently—that the entire Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment is a “neo-fascist junta”—is incor­rect. Many mem­bers of the rul­ing coali­tion and its par­lia­men­tary major­ity are aspir­ing European-style democ­rats or mod­er­ate nation­al­ists. This may also be true of Ukraine’s newly elected pres­i­dent, the oli­garch Petro Poroshenko. Equally untrue, how­ever, are claims by Kiev’s Amer­i­can apol­o­gists, includ­ing even some aca­d­e­mics and lib­eral intel­lec­tu­als, that Ukraine’s neo-fascists—or per­haps quasi-fascists—are merely agi­tated nation­al­ists, “garden-variety Euro-populists,” a “dis­trac­tion” or lack enough pop­u­lar sup­port to be significant.

Inde­pen­dent West­ern schol­ars have doc­u­mented the fas­cist ori­gins, con­tem­po­rary ide­ol­ogy and declar­a­tive sym­bols of Svo­boda and its fellow-traveling Right Sec­tor. Both move­ments glo­rify Ukraine’s mur­der­ous Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors in World War II as inspi­ra­tional ances­tors. Both, to quote Svoboda’s leader Oleh Tyah­ny­bok, call for an eth­ni­cally pure nation purged of the “Moscow-Jewish mafia” and “other scum,” includ­ing homo­sex­u­als, fem­i­nists and polit­i­cal left­ists. And both hailed the Odessa mas­sacre. Accord­ing to the web­site of Right Sec­tor leader Dmytro Yarosh, it was “another bright day in our national his­tory.” A Svo­boda par­lia­men­tary deputy added, “Bravo, Odessa…. Let the Dev­ils burn in hell.” If more evi­dence is needed, in Decem­ber 2012, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment decried Svoboda’s “racist, anti-Semitic and xeno­pho­bic views [that] go against the EU’s fun­da­men­tal val­ues and prin­ci­ples.” In 2013, the World Jew­ish Con­gress denounced Svo­boda as “neo-Nazi.” Still worse, observers agree that Right Sec­tor is even more extremist.

Nor do elec­toral results tell the story. Tyah­ny­bok and Yarosh together received less than 2 per­cent of the June pres­i­den­tial vote, but his­to­ri­ans know that in trau­matic times, when, to recall Yeats, “the cen­ter can­not hold,” small, deter­mined move­ments can seize the moment, as did Lenin’s Bol­she­viks and Hitler’s Nazis. Indeed, Svo­boda and Right Sec­tor already com­mand power and influ­ence far exceed­ing their pop­u­lar vote. “Mod­er­ates” in the US-backed Kiev gov­ern­ment, obliged to both move­ments for their violence-driven ascent to power, and per­haps for their per­sonal safety, rewarded Svo­boda and Right Sec­tor with some five to eight (depend­ing on shift­ing affil­i­a­tions) top min­istry posi­tions, includ­ing ones over­see­ing national secu­rity, mil­i­tary, pros­e­cu­to­r­ial and edu­ca­tional affairs. Still more, accord­ing to the research of Pietro Shakar­ian, a remark­able young grad­u­ate stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Svo­boda was given five gov­er­nor­ships, cov­er­ing about 20 per­cent of the coun­try. And this does not take into account the role of Right Sec­tor in the “anti-terrorist operation.”

Nor does it con­sider the polit­i­cal main­stream­ing of fascism’s dehu­man­iz­ing ethos. In Decem­ber 2012, a Svo­boda par­lia­men­tary leader anath­e­ma­tized the Ukrainian-born Amer­i­can actress Mila Kunis as “a dirty kike.” Since 2013, pro-Kiev mobs and mili­tias have rou­tinely den­i­grated eth­nic Rus­sians as insects (“Col­orado bee­tles,” whose col­ors resem­ble a sacred Rus­sia orna­ment). More recently, the US-picked prime min­is­ter, Arseniy Yat­senyuk, referred to resisters in the South­east as “sub­hu­mans.” His defense min­is­ter pro­posed putting them in “fil­tra­tion camps,” pend­ing depor­ta­tion, and rais­ing fears of eth­nic cleans­ing. Yulia Tymoshenko—a for­mer prime min­is­ter, tit­u­lar head of Yatsenyuk’s party and runner-up in the May pres­i­den­tial election—was over­heard wish­ing she could “exter­mi­nate them all [Ukrain­ian Rus­sians] with atomic weapons.” “Ster­il­iza­tion” is among the less apoc­a­lyp­tic offi­cial mus­ings on the pur­suit of a puri­fied Ukraine.

Con­fronted with such facts, Kiev’s Amer­i­can apol­o­gists have con­jured up another ratio­nal­iza­tion. Any neo-fascists in Ukraine, they assure us, are far less dan­ger­ous than Putinism’s “clear aspects of fas­cism.” The alle­ga­tion is unwor­thy of seri­ous analy­sis: how­ever author­i­tar­ian Putin may be, there is noth­ing authen­ti­cally fas­cist in his ruler­ship, poli­cies, state ide­ol­ogy or per­sonal conduct.

Indeed, equat­ing Putin with Hitler, as emi­nent Amer­i­cans from Hillary Clin­ton and Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski to George Will have done, is another exam­ple of how our new cold war­riors are reck­lessly dam­ag­ing US national secu­rity in vital areas where Putin’s coop­er­a­tion is essen­tial. Look­ing ahead, would-be pres­i­dents who make such remarks can hardly expect to be greeted by an open-minded Putin, whose brother died and father was wounded in the Soviet-Nazi war. More­over, tens of mil­lions of today’s Rus­sians whose fam­ily mem­bers were killed by actual fas­cists in that war will regard this defama­tion of their pop­u­lar pres­i­dent as sac­ri­lege, as they do the atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted by Kiev.

7. In stories on successive days, Robert Parry has noted that a reliable intelligence informant maintains that U.S. surveillance satellite photos appear to show the missile being fired by a “Buk” missile battery being operated by [possibly drunk] Ukrainian military personnel.

“Airline Horrors Spur New Rush to Judgement” by Robert Parry; Consortium News; 7/19/2014. [27]

. . . . Regarding the shoot-down of the Malaysian jetliner on Thursday, I’m told that some CIA analysts cite U.S. satellite reconnaissance photos suggesting that the anti-aircraft missile that brought down Flight 17 was fired by Ukrainian troops from a government battery, not by ethnic Russian rebels who have been resisting the regime in Kiev since elected President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown on Feb. 22.

According to a source briefed on the tentative findings, the soldiers manning the battery appeared to be wearing Ukrainian uniforms and may have been drinking, since what looked like beer bottles were scattered around the site. But the source added that the information was still incomplete and the analysts did not rule out the possibility of rebel responsibility. . . .

8a. Parry is also among the few to note the Swoboda affiliation of Andriy Parubiy, in charge of defense matters for Ukraine. U.S. policy is beholden unto an Underground Reich milieu centered on the heirs to the OUN/B.

“What Did U.S. Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?” by Robert Parry; Consortium News; 7/20/2019. [28]

. . . . The dog-not-barking question on the catastrophe over Ukraine is: what did the U.S. surveillance satellite imagery show? It’s hard to believe that – with the attention that U.S. intelligence has concentrated on eastern Ukraine for the past half year that the alleged trucking of several large Buk anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia to Ukraine and then back to Russia didn’t show up somewhere.

Yes, there are limitations to what U.S. spy satellites can see. But the Buk missiles are about 16 feet long and they are usually mounted on trucks or tanks. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 also went down during the afternoon, not at night, meaning the missile battery was not concealed by darkness.. . .

. . . . What I’ve been told by one source, who has provided accurate information on similar matters in the past, is that U.S. intelligence agencies do have detailed satellite images of the likely missile battery that launched the fateful missile, but the battery appears to have been under the control of Ukrainian government troops dressed in what look like Ukrainian uniforms.

The source said CIA analysts were still not ruling out the possibility that the troops were actually eastern Ukrainian rebels in similar uniforms but the initial assessment was that the troops were Ukrainian soldiers. There also was the suggestion that the soldiers involved were undisciplined and possibly drunk, since the imagery showed what looked like beer bottles scattered around the site, the source said.

Instead of pressing for these kinds of details, the U.S. mainstream press has simply passed on the propaganda coming from the Ukrainian government and the U.S. State Department, including hyping the fact that the Buk system is “Russian-made,” a rather meaningless fact that gets endlessly repeated.

However, to use the “Russian-made” point to suggest that the Russians must have been involved in the shoot-down is misleading at best and clearly designed to influence ill-informed Americans. As the Post and other news outlets surely know, the Ukrainian military also operates Russian-made military systems, including Buk anti-aircraft batteries, so the manufacturing origin has no probative value here.

. . . . In recognition of the key role played by the neo-Nazis, who are ideological descendants of Ukrainian militias that collaborated with the Nazi SS in World War II, the new regime gave these far-right nationalists control of several ministries, including the office of national security which is under the command of longtime neo-Nazi activist Andriy Parubiy.[See Consortiumnews.com’s “Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass.”]

It was this same Parubiy whom the Post writers turned to seeking more information condemning the eastern Ukrainian rebels and the Russians regarding the Malaysia Airlines catastrophe. Parubiy accused the rebels in the vicinity of the crash site of destroying evidence and conducting a cover-up, another theme that resonated through the MSM.

Without bothering to inform readers of Parubiy’s unsavory neo-Nazi background, the Post quoted him as a reliable witness declaring: “It will be hard to conduct a full investigation with some of the objects being taken away, but we will do our best.” . . .

8b. Robert Parry also contributes an article noting possible “spin” on the story–that a Ukrainian army “defector” may have fired the missile.

“The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector'” by Robert Parry; Consortium News; 7/22/2014. [29]

As the U.S. government seeks to build its case blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the evidence seems to be getting twisted to fit the preordained conclusion, including a curious explanation for why the troops suspected of firing the fateful missile may have been wearing Ukrainian army uniforms.

On Tuesday, mainstream journalists, including for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, were given a briefing about the U.S. intelligence information that supposedly points the finger of blame at the rebels and Russia. While much of this circumstantial case was derived from postings on “social media,” the briefings also addressed the key issue of who fired the Buk anti-aircraft missile that is believed to have downed the airliner killing all 298 people onboard.

After last Thursday’s shoot-down, I was told [27] that U.S. intelligence analysts were examining satellite imagery that showed the crew manning the suspected missile battery wearing what looked like Ukrainian army uniforms, but my source said the analysts were still struggling with whether that essentially destroyed the U.S. government’s case blaming the rebels.

The Los Angeles Times article [58] on Tuesday’s briefing seemed to address the same information this way: “U.S. intelligence agencies have so far been unable to determine the nationalities or identities of the crew that launched the missile. U.S. officials said it was possible the SA-11 [anti-aircraft missile] was launched by a defector from the Ukrainian military who was trained to use similar missile systems.”

That statement about a possible “defector” might explain why some analysts thought they saw soldiers in Ukrainian army uniforms tending to the missile battery in eastern Ukraine. But there is another obvious explanation that the U.S. intelligence community seems unwilling to accept: that the missile may have been launched by someone working for the Ukrainian military.

In other words, we may be seeing another case of the U.S. government “fixing the intelligence” around a desired policy outcome, as occurred in the run-up to war with Iraq. . . .

9. President Putin’s plane flew through roughly the same area [40] less than an hour before. American mainstream media have been contemptuous of Russian media speculation that the missile may have been intended for President Putin’s plane. In light of the statements of lethal intent against Putin by the OUN/B heirs now governing Ukraine, such a possibility is not to be taken so lightly, in our opinion.

“With Jet Strike, War in Ukraine is Felt Globally” by Peter Baker; The New York Times; 7/19/2014. [40]

. . . . Mr. Putin was also in the air above Eastern Europe that afternoon, as he was returning from a six-day tour of Latin America aboard his presidential Airbus, referred to as Aircraft No. 1 by the media. The Russian jet apparently passed near the doomed Malaysian plane, both flying in roughly the same airspace over Warsaw at 33,000 feet some 37 minutes apart, according to an Interfax report. He got on the telephone with Mr. Obama shortly after landing. . . . 

. . . . The coincidental proximity of Mr. Putin’s plane even led to conspiracy theories that whoever destroyed the Malaysia jet was actually trying to target the Russian president. Rossiya 24, the state-run cable network, played past clips of Ukrainian public figures saying they wished Mr. Putin dead and then interviewed supposed experts about how the two planes might have been confused.

Mr. Putin released a statement 40 minutes after midnight, blaming Ukraine. “Certainly,” he said, “the government over whose territory it occurred is responsible for this terrible tragedy.” . . . .

10. Accusations against the rebels center on the assertion that they had the Russian-made “Buk” SA-11 missile system. That system’s ability to effectively distinguish between a military and a civilian aircraft is dependent on an independent, mobile tracked vehicle with the radar and electronics necessary to make such a distinction. There is no indication that the rebels have such a vehicle.

“A Missile Radar Might Have Saved Malaysian Plane” by Danika Kirka, John-Thor Dahlburg; Talking Points Memo; 7/19/2013. [41]

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn’t have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

American officials said Friday that they believe the Boeing 777 was brought down by an SA-11 missile fired from an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said the Russians might have provided technical help to the rebels to operate the systems.

But to function correctly, an SA-11 launcher, also known as a Buk, is supposed to be connected to a central radar command — as opposed to acting alone — to be certain of exactly what kind of aircraft it is shooting at.

From the information that has come to light so far, the rebels don’t appear to have such systems, said Pavel Felgenhauer, a respected defense columnist for Novaya Gazeta, a Moscow-based newspaper known for its critical coverage of Russian affairs.

“They could easily make a tragic mistake and shoot down a passenger plane when indeed they wanted to shoot down a Ukrainian transport plane,” he said.

On Friday, Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency also quoted Konstantin Sivkov, director of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, as saying Buk missiles “should be provided with external systems of target identification, that is, radio-location systems. It’s an entire system. And the insurgents certainly don’t have radio-location.”

Without a backup, a missile can be fired by operators who are not totally sure of what they are aiming at.

“Just seeing a blip on a radar screen was in no away sufficient to make a targeting decision,” said Keir Giles, associate fellow for international security and Russia and Eurasia programs at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. “You need an additional radar system to which these weapons systems can be connected for additional information.” . . . .

. . . . A NATO military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public statements, said a Buk launcher, which is a self-propelled tracked vehicle resembling a tank, is ordinarily under the orders of a separate command post vehicle.

“In a totally textbook way of setting up, the command post vehicle assigns targets and designates the firing units — launcher 1 or launcher 2,” the NATO officer said. . . . .

11. In the wake of the rhetorical/political firestorm over 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.

“OSCE Describes Process for Identifying Bodies from MH17 Attack” by Simon Santow; ABC  News; 7/21/2014. [30]

The OSCE has told AM it has finally obtained better access on the ground near the site where MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine. The spokesman for the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Michael Bociurkiw, says they have seen some remains and bodies stored in refrigerated rail wagons in the town of Tores. He says after the earlier chaos, there’s now greater co-operation but there are still plenty of concerns about getting access for crash investigators and of securing the perimeter of the area 24 hours a day.

12a. We put the quotation marks around “investigation” because 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 [32].

Issues of the periodical available online point to a “pro-OUN/B” bias.

PDF copies of issues are available at their website [32]. This issue [33] appears fairly representative, and manifests a definite anti-OSI, pro Republican Heritage Groups Council bias. (The RHGC is the Nazi/ABN wing of the GOP, discussed at length in FTR #465 [59], among other programs. It heavily overlaps [10] the OUN/B.

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.

The unit was formerly headed by John Loftus [42], who resigned his position as head of OSI as the Reagan administration was taking office because many of the people he was investiagating held staff positions with Reagan.

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.

[Eli] Rosenbaum   Letter to Canadian Jewish Congress  02-Feb-1987   World Jewish Congress Monitors Ukrainians [31]
February 2, 1987


Ms. Janet Bendon

Director of Communications

Canadian Jewish Congress

1590 Avenue Docteur Penfield

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1C5


Re: Michael Bociurkiw

Dear Janet:

Enclosed, in accordance with your request of this date, is a nearly complete run of The Ukrainian Weekly (Jersey City, N.J.) from Vol. LIII, No. 40 (October 6, 1985) through Vol. LV, No. 4 (January 25, 1987).  These 61 issues come from my personal library, and I appreciate your assurance that they will be returned to me by courier at your earliest opportunity.

As I indicated on the phone, Michael Bociurkiw is a frequent contributor to the newspaper.  Indeed, one of his articles appears on the front page of the oldest of the enclosed issues (October 6, 1985) [60], under the byline “Mykhailo” Bociurkiw.  Vol. LIII, issue no. 50 (December 15, 1985) reports that he has been named Assistant Editor of the newspaper.  As you can see, I have made a practice of noting on the front page of each issue those pages which contain articles of interest (which, of course, would include all articles, editorials, opinion pieces, advertisements, etc. regarding Nazi crimes and their perpetrators).  Where more than one article of interest appears on a particular page, I generally have noted this fact through the use of parentheticals.  I am convinced, by the way, that many of the unbylined “Nazi stories” were penned by Mr. Bociurkiw.  In any event, the anti-OSI, anti-Nazi prosecution bias in Bociurkiw’s written output and in the newspaper generally will be readily apparent as you read through the enclosed issues. . . .

Sincerely yours,


Eli M. Rosenbaum

General Counsel

12b. Representative of The Ukrainian Weekly‘s pro-OUN/B coverage is this obituary of OUN/B leader Jaroslav Stetsko (also “Stetzko”). Note that the OUN/B is also known as the OUN’s “revolutionary faction.”

Nowhere in this story do you see anything about OUN/B’s murderous collaboration with the Nazis, nor the fascist nature and Third Reich origin of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations.

“Yaroslav Stetzko, Nationalist Leader and Former Prime Minister Dies” by Ihor Diaboha; The Ukrainian Weekly; 7/13/1986. [61]

Yaroslav Stetzko, head of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (revolutionary faction) and prime minister of Ukraine during World War II, died Saturday at the age of 74 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife Slava, head of the ABN Correspondence. . . .

. . . In February, 1940, following the split in the OUN, Mssrs. Bandera and Stetzko assumed the leadership of the OUN’s revolutionary leadership.

Plans were immediately set in motion to proclaim the establishment of Ukraine’s independence. This was further expanded with other political parties through  Mr. Stetzko’s role in the Ukrainian National Committee.

Independence was proclaimed on June 30, 1941, less than two weeks after Nazi Germany invaded Soviet Russian occupied territories. Mssrs. Bandera and Stetzko, the revolutionary leadership and other nationalistic figures were imprisoned in concentration camps by the Nazis. Mr. Stetzko’ s work on behalf of the Ukrainian nation and its independence continued after the war.

In 1947 he was elected chairman of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations, which had its roots in the clandestine Conference of Captive Nations convened by General Taras Chuprynka in 1943. Mr. Stetzko served as its only chairman.

In 1968, Mr. Stetzko was elected head of the OUN(r) central leadership.

Mr. Stetzko’s anti-Communist activity extended beyond Ukrainian affairs. As chairman of the European Freedom Council and a member of the presidium of the World Anti-Communist League. Mr. Stetsko met with international leaders and various statesmen impressing on them the need to wage a freedom campaign on behalf of captive nations.

Among the Western leaders he met were President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George Bush.

The funeral liturgy was to be offered on Saturday, July 12, at the Ukrainian catholic cathedral in Munich. Burial was to follow at the Walfriedhoff Cemetery.

13. Bociurkiw has networked with a Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood-connected milieu that overlaps the International Institute of Islamic Thought and–by extension–that of the pilot of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Interestingly and, perhaps significantly, Bociurkiw edited a puff-piece book about Dr. Mahathir Mohammed,  a hardline fundamentalist Muslim and–like prominent Malaysian Muslim Brother Anwar Ibrahim–a former Malaysian Prime Minister. Mahathir Mohammed is a raving anti-Semite, as are the OUN/B knock-off groups like Swoboda and Pravy Sektor.

The book is titled: Mahathir: 22Years, 22Voices [62].

In addition to an introduction written by Michael Bociurkiw, another was written by Abdullah Badawi. Both Mahathir Mohammed and Abdullah Badawi were proteges of Muhammad M. Abdul Rauf, a Malaysian Muslim Brother and a personal student of Muslim Brotherhood [63] founder Hassan El-Banna.

In turn, Abdul Rauf was very close to the IIIT, one of the organizations raided in the Operation Green Quest Raids of 3/20/2002. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was piloted by Zaharie Shah, a devotee of Anwar Ibrahim [44], another former Malaysian Prime Minister and prominent Malaysian Muslim Brother. Ibrahim was also a co-founder of the IIIT [43] and a lobbying client of Grover Norquist. Recall that the flight computer on 370 appears to have been re-programmed [45] in the cockpit.

For more about Shah, Ibrahim and the downing of Flight 370, see FTR #790 [36].

Also worth noting is the fact that Rauf has networked with the milieu of Louis Farrakhan [47] and the Nation of Islam [64]!

As strange as it might appear to be at first, a jihadist/Nazi link vis a vis Russia is not strange at all. Russia appears to be undergoing a pincers movement, with Western intelligence-connected fascist elements driving East through Ukraine and Western intel-backed jihadists coming from the south.

It should be remembered that there is evidence [39] that Western intelligence elements [38] appear to support jihadists in Chechnya [37] and elsewhere in the Caucasus. The IIIT and the El Haramain charity discussed in FTR #381 [37] are linked to Al-Taqwa. The Operation Green Quest raids–with the IIIT at the epicenter of the SAAR network raided in that operation, is inextricably linked to Al-Taqwa [65] and Third Reich intelligence agent Youssef Nada [66]. Al-Taqwa, in turn, dovetails [67] with the Underground Reich in a number of ways.

“Name: Muhammad M. Abdul Rauf”; Unmasking the Muslim Brotherhood in America. [34]


  • Strongly advocated establishment of sharia law in America
  • Established Islamic “trust” controlling land and management of New York Islamic Cultural Center, which employed at least two Egyptian MB imams, that, after 9/11 blamed the atrocities on Israel. One said American would “exterminate” the Jewish people like Hitler if they knew.
  • Co-authored book and regularly collaborated with hard line MB leader Ismaʾil R. Al-Faruqi, a mid 1980s co-founder of the Herndon, Va.-based IIIT, long suspected of broadly funding terror.
  • Regularly collaborated with IIIT and Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), both among the 29 “friends” listed in the 1991 Mohammed Akram internal MB memorandum outlining secret plans to replace U.S. Constitutional democracy with sharia law.
  • Instructed hard-line Islamic leader Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who served as Malaysian prime minister from 2003 to 2009.
  • Close associate and friend of former Malaysian prime minister and active anti-Semite Mahathir Mohamad, who in 2002, incited global anti-West financial war as a “jihad worth fighting for.” . . . .
  • Rauf also greatly admired the “accomplishments” of American Muslim Society (AMS) founder W. D. Mohammed (Oct. 30, 1933–Sept. 9, 2008), the former Nation of Islam leader  who regularly met Muslim Brotherhood leaders, attended their meetings and accepted gifts from their chief donors. In July 1997, Mohammed attended the 22nd annual Islamic Circle of North America convention in Pittsburgh. In 2000 Mohammed joined Muslim Brother and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) general secretary Sayyid Sayeed [68]  [68]in welcoming Louis Farrakahn into the “mainstream” of American Sunni Islam.

14. We also note in passing that MH 17 went down with an important group of AIDS researchers on board, viewed by some observers as greatly setting back international AIDS research. Neither the Muslim Brotherhood nor the OUN/B milieu are sympathetic to gays. (The EuroMaidan demonstrations featured the beating of a number of gays, although it received little publicity.)

It is also worth noting in passing that there is disturbing evidence that AIDS was deliberately created [69]. IF any of the now-deceased researchers was aware of, and/or investigating this, that would have provided motive for the Underground Reich elements [70] that appear to have created the disease to dispose of them.

“Delegates to Melbourne AIDS Summit on Doomed Flight 17” by Rick Morton; The Australian; 7/18/2014. [46]

More than 100 AIDS activists, researchers and health workers bound for a major conference in Melbourne were on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed in the Ukraine.

It is believed that delegates to the 20th International AIDS Conference, due to begin on Sunday, will be informed today that 108 of their colleagues and family members died on MH17.

Stunned researchers, activists and development workers arriving at Melbourne Airport paid tribute to AIDS researcher Joep Lange and the other attendees believed killed aboard MH17. . . .

15. Possibly apocryphal under the circumstances, we note the unlikely coincidence of a Dutch cyclist who was booked to fly on both Malaysia Air Flight 370 and MH17. While possible, it is unlikely from an actuarial standpoint. Might there be more to Mr. De Jong than meets the eye? (De Jong, by the way, is one of the most common [71] of Dutch surnames, not unlike “Smith” in English. This would be useful IF he were an operative of some kind.

“Dutch Cyclist Maarten de Jonge Cheats Death Twice after Changing Flights from Both Malaysia Airlines MH17 and MH370” by Adam Withnall; The Independent [UK]; 7/20/2014.  [48]

A Dutch cyclist has revealed how he twice cheated death after changing his plans to fly on both the Malaysia Airlines passenger jets involved in international aviation disasters over the past four months.

Maarten de Jonge, 29, has to travel around the world to compete for Malaysia’s Terengganu cycling team – and in doing so has now had two extraordinary near misses. . . . .
. . . . The cyclist said that he only decided to swap flights at the last minute, after discovering that travelling via Frankfurt today would prove cheaper.

Tweeting a link on Thursday to a Dutch article about the MH17 disaster, De Jonge said: “Had I departed today, then…”

During his interview with the local broadcaster, the cyclist revealed something even more remarkable – that he had also been planning to travel on flight MH370, the Malaysia jet which vanished on 8 March and which remains missing somewhere in the Indian Ocean. . . .