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Who is Michael [AKA “Mykhailo”] Bociurkiw?

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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Pravy Sektor

[3]COMMENT: 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.

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.

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

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 [4], 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.

We request the help of listeners in locating issues of the Ukrainian Weekly referred to in the Rosenbaum letter.

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.

(We have covered the ascension of the OUN/B heirs in the Ukraine in a number of programs: FTR #’s 777 [5]778 [6]779 [7]780 [8]781 [9]782 [10], 783 [11]784 [12]794 [13]800 [14].)

‘OSCE Describes Process for Identifying Bodies from MH17 Attack” by Simon Santow; ABC  News; 7/21/2014. [15]

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.

[Eli] Rosenbaum   Letter to Canadian Jewish Congress  02-Feb-1987   World Jewish Congress Monitors Ukrainians [16]

 

February 2, 1987

VIA AIR CANADA FOR DELIVERY 2/3/87

 

Ms. Janet Bendon

Director of Communications

Canadian Jewish Congress

1590 Avenue Docteur Penfield

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1C5

CANADA

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), 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