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The Fourteen Words in Ukraine (The Fires This Time, Part 2)

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Ukrainian Nazis honor David Lane's passing

COMMENT: Once again, pro-Russian seperatist protesters in Ukraine have been burned alive by neo-Nazi recruits [3] from the Ukrainian National Guard.

(We have covered the ascension of the OUN/B heirs in the Ukraine in a number of programs: FTR ‘s 777 [4]778 [5]779 [6]780 [7]781 [8]782 [9], 783 [10]784 [11].)

As we have seen in the programs listed above, as well as in numerous posts, the interim Ukrainian government’s key ministries–defense, judiciary and education among them–are dominated by Swoboda. Another fascist descendant of the OUN/B–Pravy Sektor–also participates in the government, the defense ministry in particular.

That these groups, apparently supported by intel elements from the U.S. and [probably] Germany, should behave in such a manner is no surprise. In addition to their open admiration for SS and Gestapo [8] units from World War II, they manifest the ideology and slogans of neo-Nazis worldwide.

As discussed in FTR #780 [7], Swoboda maintains a street-fighting cadre called Combat 14 [12].

The group’s name derives from “the fourteen words” minted by David Lane [13], a member of the Order that killed talk show host Alan Berg. (See excerpt below.) The words are: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

NEVER lose sight of the fact that Lane and company were inspired by The Turner Diaries, published by The National Alliance. Glenn Greenwald [14] spent a big chunk of his professional career defending Nazi organiztions [15], including the National Alliance. He worked tirelessly [16] to defend them from civil litigation that might arrise from the victims of acts incited by books such as Hunter [17] and Turner Diaries.

“Burning Ukraine’s Protesters Alive” by Robert Parry; OpEdNews; 5/10/2014. [3]

EXCERPT: In Ukraine, a grisly new strategy — bringing in neo-Nazi paramilitary forces to set fire to occupied buildings in the country’s rebellious southeast — appears to be emerging as a favored tactic as the coup-installed regime in Kiev seeks to put down resistance from ethnic Russians and other opponents.

The technique first emerged on May 2 in the port city of Odessa when pro-regime militants chased dissidents into the Trade Unions Building and then set it on fire. As some 40 or more ethnic Russians were burned alive or died of smoke inhalation, the crowd outside mocked them as red-and-black Colorado potato beetles, with the chant of “Burn, Colorado, burn.” Afterwards, reporters spotted graffiti on the building’s walls containing Swastika-like symbols and honoring the “Galician SS,” the Ukrainian adjunct [18] to the German SS in World War II.

This tactic of torching an occupied building occurred again on May 9 in Mariupol, another port city, as neo-Nazi paramilitaries — organized now as the regime’s “National Guard” — were dispatched to a police station that had been seized by dissidents, possibly including police officers who rejected a new Kiev-appointed chief. Again, the deployment of the “National Guard” was followed by burning the building and killing a significant but still-undetermined number of people inside. (Early estimates of the dead range from seven to 20.)

In the U.S. press, Ukraine’s “National Guard” is usually described as a new force derived from the Maidan’s “self-defense” units that spearheaded the Feb. 22 revolt in Kiev overthrowing elected President Viktor Yanukovych. But the Maidan’s “self-defense” units were drawn primarily from well-organized bands of neo-Nazi extremists from western Ukraine who hurled firebombs at police and fired weapons as the anti-Yanukovych protests turned increasingly violent.

But the mainstream U.S. press — in line with State Department guidance — has sought to minimize or dismiss the key role played by neo-Nazis in these “self-defense” forces as well as in the new government. At most, you’ll see references to these neo-Nazis as “Ukrainian nationalists.” . . . .

“The Kiev Esca­la­tion Strat­egy”; german-foreign-policy.com; 3/06/2014. [12]

EXCERPT: . . . . On the other hand, this should draw atten­tion because Svo­boda hon­ors Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tor, Stepan Ban­dera and his Orga­ni­za­tion of Ukrain­ian Nation­al­ists (OUN), respon­si­ble for hav­ing com­mit­ted mas­sacres par­tic­u­larly of Jew­ish Ukraini­ans and Poles.[4] Svo­boda, accord­ing to activists in Kiev, still dis­poses of an ille­gal armed wing known as “C14.“[5] This has been con­firmed a few days ago by the BBC, which reports “C14’s” size allegedly at 200 mem­bers — and took over the head­quar­ters of the Com­mu­nist Party, an act that turns the spot­light on the con­cept of rule of law applied now in the pro-Western Ukraine. The name “C14” (“Com­bat 14″) is prob­a­bly a seman­tic flirt with the name “C18” (“Com­bat 18″) one of the inter­na­tional net­works of neo-Nazi ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions, with which the “C14,” of course, shares no orga­ni­za­tional ties. At the same time, the name points to the num­ber “14.” In fas­cist cir­cles this refers to the “four­teen word” slo­gans of com­mit­ment to the “white race.” As the leader of Svoboda’s ally “C14” explained, his orga­ni­za­tion is in a “strug­gle” with “eth­nic groups” that are wield­ing, among other things, “eco­nomic and polit­i­cal power.” The “eth­nic groups” he is refer­ring to are “Rus­sians and Jews.“[6] . . . .

“Terrorist, ’14 Words’ Author, Dies in Prison”; Southern Poverty Law Center; Fall 2007 [Issue #127] [13]

EXCERPT: . . . . Neo-Nazi activist April Gaede [19], a Kalispell, Mont., resident who corresponded frequently with Lane, announced with great fanfare that she and “the gals from WAU [Women For Aryan Unity]” had established a David Lane Memorial Fund to cover the expenses of interring Lane’s remains.

According to Gaede, Lane told her that he wanted to be cremated and have his ashes placed in the capstone of a pyramid monument. However, Gaede wrote on the racist online forum Stormfront [20], “Since we are not in a situation to build a monument in a White homeland,” Gaede was arranging to instead distribute Lane’s ashes among 14 smaller, portable pyramids, which would then be enshrined in the homes of 14 white nationalist women. (The number of pyramids is a direct reference to “the 14 words,” the white nationalist catchphrase authored by Lane: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”) . . . .