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FTR #877 Update on the Ukrainian Crisis

Before we turn to continuing analysis of “The Earth Island Boogie” in succeeding programs, we set the stage by updating events in Ukraine. To the surprise of no one, the OUN/B heirs in power in Ukraine have not indicted anyone in the burning alive of 42 pro-Russian demonstrators in Odessa in May of 2014. The Ukrainian “counter-terrorist” forces are inextricably linked with the OUN/B heirs in government and the perpetrators of the act. Failure of governance is taking its toll on the Ukrainian populace, expressed by support for OUN/B-style fascists such as Svoboda in Western Ukraine, support for the political forces grouped around the corrupt former president Victor Yanukovych in the eastern and southern parts of the country and the election to the Odessa city council of a politician who assumed the name of a Star Wars villain. In response to growing criticism of the Ukrainian situation, the EU is implementing an information warfare program directed not only at EU members in Eastern Europe but in Russia as well. A primary theoretical influence on the information warfare the EU is conducting appears to be former Wehrmacht general Wolf Stefan Traugott Graf von Baudissin, who served on Rommel’s staff during World War II. Program Highlights Include: the effect of anti-Russian sentiment expressed by the Maidan coupsters on the population of the Eastern part of the country; the effect of the war waged by the Ukrainian government on public sentiment in the east; the overwhelming probability that hard intelligence on the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 does not support the “Putin/Separatists did it” line; discussion of the long-standing sentiment on the part of Crimeans for re-unification with Russia; von Baudissin’s role in the re-institution of Nazi forces in the postwar German military.


FTR #875 Update on Ukraine

Pravy Sektor associate Valentyn Nalyvaichenko had been the head of the SBU (the Ukrainian intelligence service) since the Maidan Coup, up until his ouster in June of 2015. Not surprisingly, he had operated the organization along the lines of the OUN/B. Previously, he had served in that same capacity under Viktor Yuschenko, seeing the outfit as a vehicle for rewriting Ukraine’s history in accordance with the historical revisionism favored by the OUN/B. Very close to Pravy Sektor head Dymitro Yarosh, Nalyvaichenko employed Yarosh while serving in the Ukrainian parliament. Yarosh claims that the two collaborated on “anti-terrorist” operations conducted against ethnic Russians. The bulk of the program consists of the reading of a review of a recent book about OUN/B leader Stephan Bandera. The encapsulation of the book sets forth the tangled, bloody history leading up to the formation of the OUN/B and the evolution of the organization into a Third Reich ally.


New Book about Stephan Bandera Tells It Like It Is

A new book was just pub­lished exam­in­ing the life of Stepan Ban­dera, the Ukrainian fascist and Third Reich ally whose political heirs ascended to power in Ukraine through the Maidan coup. We have repeatedly made the point that the dimensions of official lying in the West were of truly Orwellian proportions–documented World War II history was being dismissed as “Russian propaganda” or “Kremlin propaganda.” ” . . . But thanks to Grze­gorz Rossolinski-Liebe’s Stepan Ban­dera: The Life and After­life of a Ukrain­ian Nation­al­ist, it now seems clear: those ter­ri­ble Rus­sians were right.” All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


FTR #860 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 7 (All’s Well That’s Orwell, Part 3)

In a recent appearance before a Jewish audience (while drumming up support for the Iran nuclear deal), President Obama noted that Iran was a country that denied the Holocaust. Obama’s remarks were deeply ironic in light of the fact that the OUN/B redux government in power in Ukraine (with American military, political and economic support) continues to manifest a profound Holocaust revisionism. Political and military allies of the Third Reich, the OUN/B under Stephan Bandera and Jaroslav Stetsko implemented ethnic cleansing massacres against Jews, Poles, Russians Roma and other “political undesirables” during the Second World War. Nurtured within elements of Western intelligence and incorporated into the Republican Party after World War II, the OUN/B were projected back into Ukraine following the breakup of the U.S.S.R. Implementing a law criminalizing criticism of the OUN/B and its military wing the UPA, the Ukrainian regime is institutionalizing a fundamental perversion of that region’s history during World War II. The Ukrainian perspective is being echoed in Western media and political pronouncements. Program Highlights Include: the Nazi Azov Battalion’s development of a youth wing; the whitewashing of the murderous career of Symon Petliura, a Ukrainian pogromist and antecedent of the OUN/B; the role of OUN/B operative Volodomyr Viatrovych in implementing Ukraine’s historical revisionism; continued cover-up of the facts concerning the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17; review of “Yuschenkoism”–Viktor Yuschenko’s revisionist policies that set the stage for Poroshenko’s perpetuation of those policies; review of Ukrainian presidents Yuschenko and Poroshenko honoring the OUN/B executioners at Babi Yar; Symon Petlyura’s abortive alliance with Vladimir Jabotinsky, which has been used to deny Petliura’s anti-Semitism.


Islamic State “Brothers” Now Fighting in Ukraine Under Pravy Sektor Administrative Command

Two different types of fascist cadres are operating in tandem in Ukraine–in addition to the OUN/B heirs such as the Pravy Sektor formations, Chechen fighters (almost certainly allied with some element of Muslim Brotherhood) are now fighting alongside them and under the Pravy Sektor administrative command. The Chechen formations are described as “brothers” of the Islamic State. All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


FTR #853 Walkin’ the Snake at Babi Yar: Update on the Ukraine Crisis

Once again, we revisit the scenario presented in the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk.” Supposedly a novel, the book deals with a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st century by the SS, who have gained economic influence in the opinion-forming media and stood the political and historical record of World War Ii on its head. We are seeing this in Ukraine, where both presidents Yuschenko and Poroshenko visited the site of the Babi Yar massacres, in order to honor the OUN/B executioners who helped perpetrate the atrocity. Contemporary Ukraine is also seeing the atrocities committed by OUN/B and the UPA being officially denied and protected from criticism by new criminal laws. Supporters of OUN and UPA are denying their participation in the Lvov pogrom of 1941, despite clear historical evidence of their role. Contemporary anti-Semitism in Ukraine is being disseminated by the MAUP organization, which runs the largest private university in Ukraine. Program Highlights Include: David Duke’s teaching role at the MAUP-funded university; Julian Assange aide Joran Jermas aka “Israel Shamir,” who is part of the MAUP orbit; a march by OUN/B successor organization Pravy Sektor calling for a resumption of hostilities in the East; review of the role of the Nachtigall (“Nightingale”) group in the Lvov pogrom; review of the massive and well-connected Ukrainian fascist presence in the U.S. prior to World War II; the drafting of the new Ukrainian law criminalizing criticism of OUN and UPA by Yuri Shukhevych, the son of Roman Shukhevych, the head of UPA.


Ukrainian Presidents Honored the Executioners of Babi Yar: Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Continued

“. . . Former President Viktor Yushchenko, in fact, honored Ukrainian nationalists at a memorial in Babi Yar, where the most horrific massacre of Jews took place throughout the Holocaust [performed by units largely composed of OUN/B members–D.E.]. . . . In fact, the President [Poroshenko] has gone out of his way to follow in the footsteps of his reactionary predecessor Yushchenko by once again laying a wreath in honor of the OUN at Babi Yar. . . .” All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


FTR #850 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Continuing our analysis of the resuscitation of Ukrainian fascism, we note the ongoing role of unabashed, celebratory heirs of the OUN/B in that unfortunate country. Following an announcement by Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov that personnel from the 173rd Airborne Brigade would begin training of the Nazi Azov Battalion on April 20th (Hitler’s Birthday), the U.S. House of Representatives voted not to arm that unit. They made no objection to the elevation of Pravy Sektor leader Dymtro Yarosh to be an adviser to the head of the Ukrainian army. Head of one of the explicit political heirs to the OUN/B in Ukraine, Yarosh led his followers in an attack on a gay rights parade in Kiev. Pravy Sektor has also functioned as an enforcer for Ihor Kolomoyskyi, one of Ukraine’s most important oligarchs. Kolomoyskyi’s primary place of business is the Ukrainian province of Odessa, which will now be governed by Georgian expatriate Mikhail Saakashvili. Unable to return to Georgia because of crimes he apparently committed there, Saakashvili was very “business friendly” to the Privat companies controlled by Kolomoyskyi. Program Highlights Include: Ukraine’s move to standardize its military to NATO requirements; the re-routing of information on nuclear weapons from the UK to Ukraine; a threat by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to halt Ukraine’s payments to creditors; charges against Yatsenyuk that he embezzled up to 325 million dollars; Petro Poroshenko’s threat to invade Crimea; the apparent systematic assassination of political opponents and critics of the Poroshenko regime.


FTR #849 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 6

In the Nazi Tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the descendants of the SS take over the U.S. in the mid-21st century after gaining control of the opinion-forming media and perverting history and political science to portray the Third Reich as good guys. The Ukrainian crisis has produced a similar phenomenon. Both in Ukraine and in the world at large, the heirs to the OUN/B Third Reich allies governing that unfortunate country are being portrayed as “democrats” and even “heroes.” By the same token, those willing to accurately portray the pro-Bandera elements controlling Ukraine as the fascists that they clearly are face censorship and being labeled as dupes of “Putin/Russia/Kremlin.” Ukraine has passed a law criminalizing the [accurate] labeling of the OUN/B, Stephan Bandera, the UPA [OUN/B’s military wing] and its war criminal commander Roman Shukhevych as allies of Nazi Germany. At the same time, an “information warfare” unit of the Ukrainian state (headed by a sophisticated and worldly-wise) U.S. intelligence operative named Joel Harding is painting blogs, and outlets and personalities critical of the Maidan forces as tools of the Kremlin. Emblematic of this political/intellectual perversion is the anointing of a young female Nazi member of the Aidar “punisher battalion” as the “Joan of Arc” of Ukraine. Program highlights include: the Canada-based “Ukrainian Weekly”‘s propaganda offensive against cultural figures critical of the Ukrainian government; proposals for a neo-McCarthyism directed against critics of U.S. policy toward Ukraine, the granting of [Ukrainian] government pensions to surviving members of the UPA.


FTR #848 Walkin’ the Snake in the Baltic States

In the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the SS go underground, build up their economic muscle, gain control of the opinion-forming media and, ultimately, take over the United States and the world, reversing political and historical reality. In the Baltic states (as in Ukraine), we are seeing just such a perversion of the political and historical record. In Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, veterans of the Waffen SS are succeeding in portraying themselves as “freedom fighters,” as well as casting the history of World War II in a Nazi ideological framework. Furthermore, they are imparting their ideological and operational wisdom to a younger generation of Nazis. All of this is occurring with the acquiescence of the EU, despite the fact that such activities are against that body’s laws. The program concludes with a look at the projection of World War II fascists into Lithuania by elements of U.S. intelligence during the conclusion of the Cold War, setting the stage for what is taking place now.