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FTR #916 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Continuing coverage of the re-emergence of fascism in Ukraine, this program highlights the Orwellian aspects of governance in Ukraine and the coverage of events there by the world’s media.

Ukraine recently held a nation-wide minute of silence for Symon Petliura (as with other Ukrainian names, the spelling of his name is subject to varying transliteration.) In the immediate post-World War I period, Petliura’s armies butchered some 50,000 Jews. Also stunning, though predictable under the circumstances, is the Poroshenko government’s renaming of streets for Nazi collaborators Stephan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych. This has received scant, and altogether slanted coverage in the West, with Bandera’s well-documented alliance with Hitler being nuanced as “Kremlin propaganda.” It is now illegal in Ukraine to criticize Bandera, Shukhevych, the OUN/B or its military arm the UPA as having collaborated with the Nazis.

The institutionalized masking of the true nature of the Ukrainian government continues apace, with U.N. observers barred from investigating torture by government forces in the civil war that simmers in the East, the branding of reporters covering the war as “terrorists” and the publication of their addresses by a pro-government website, and the publication by “The New York Times” of an apparently fraudulent claim of Russian masking of the presence of Buk missiles in Eastern Ukraine.

Exemplifying the cover-up of the fascist nature of Ukraine is a piece from “The Huffington Post” that dismisses the verifiable Nazi nature of the Azov battalion as–once again–Kremlin propaganda. The source for the disinformation about Azov is Roman Zvarych, the former personal secretary to Jaroslav Stetsko, the head of Ukraine’s World War II collaborationist government.

Program Highlights Include: the Dutch intelligence service’s disclosure that only the Ukrainian army had missiles capable of downing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17; the use of the “punisher battalions” (such as Azov) by the Ukrainian government to circumvent Minsk II; the tainting of evidence in the investigation of the downing of MH-17 by the corrupt nature of the SBU (Ukrainian intelligence); the trafficking in stolen art by Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, the former head of the SBU.


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.


FTR #826 Bringing It All Back Home, Ukrainian Style, Part 2

In FTR #824, we noted the decisive role played by the Ukrainian diaspora in the events unfolding in Eastern Europe. Petro Poroshenko is implementing a legal gambit to permit foreign nationals to assume cabinet positions in his new government. In particular, Poroshenko expressed the desire to incorporate citizens of the U.S., Georgia and Lithuania in Ukraine’s government. In short order, Ukrainian/American State Department Officer Natalie Jaresko, Lithuanian-born U.S. citizen Airvas Abramovicius and Georgian Aleksandre Kvitashvili assumed the posts of finance minister, economic and development and trade minister and health minister respectively. All three were educated in the United States. Jaresko is a former State Department officer with close links to the US Agency for International Development. The appointments come as Ukraine is close to defaulting on a $17bn IMF loan and members of Ukraine’s fascist volunteer battalions are lobbying Congress for military aid. Poroshenko is also granting citizenship to foreign-born neo-Nazis, as well as instituting an information ministry that critics have compared to The Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s 1984.


FTR #824 Bringing It All Back Home, Ukrainian-Style: The Evolution and Triumph of Ukrainian Fascism

Supplementing previous work about the Ukrainian crisis–one which might spark a nuclear war–we note the decisive role of the OUN/B diaspora in the coalescence of fascism in that troubled nation. The U.S., Canada joined Ukraine as the only nations to vote against a U.N. General Assembly resolution condemning the glorification of Nazi collaborators as “freedom fighters,” probably because of the large OUN/B contingents present in those countries. (Germany and the other EU nations abstained.) Most of the broadcast accesses a very important article by George Eliason detailing the historical background of the Ukrainian diaspora, tracing the roots of Ukrainian, central and Eastern European fascism to the 19th century ultra-nationalist exceptionalism fostered by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nurtured by the Promethean League between the World Wars, Nazi Germany during the Second World War and the Western democracies during the Cold War, that virulent, bloody ideology triumphed after the breakup of the U.S.S.R. The program concludes by noting that Poroshenko has proposed bringing in citizens of the U.S., Lithuania and Georgia to staff the Ukrainian federal police.


Stunning: U.S. Votes AGAINST U.N. Resolution Condemning Nazis and Nazi Collaborators

This past week, the U.S. was one of three countries to vote against a U.N. resolution condemning the celebration of Nazi collaborators as “freedom fighters”–something the U.S. has been promoting since the end of World War II. Germany and the EU nations abstained. Ukraine itself and Canada were the other countries that voted against the resolution. The OUN/B diaspora and its influence in the GOP and intelligence services of the U.S. is the primary consideration to be weighed in connection with this disgraceful episode. All of the contents of this website as of 10/2/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive.


Good Grief Charlie Brown! Henry Kissinger the Voice of Reason on Ukraine?!

When Henry Kissinger comes across as a voice of moderation, you KNOW things are getting bad. Robert Parry notes that this became reality when Kissinger was interviewed by “Der Spiegel” on the subject of Ukraine. Rejecting the Party Line that Putin spawned the crisis through his “policy of expansion,” Kissinger correctly notes that Putin acted in reaction to Western initiatives. Also of interest in this context is the presence of Michael Bociurkiw, head of the OSCE’s Special Study Mission in Ukraine. Bociurkiw is the media’s “go-to-guy” for the downing of MH 17 and other aspects of the conflict in Ukraine. All of the contents of this website as of 10/2/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive.


The Fires This Time

Robert Parry notes the OUN/B heritage of Swoboda and Pravy Sektor in the current Ukrainian government, correlating that Nazi heritage with the lethal firebombing of pro-Russian demonstrators in the Black Sea port city of Odessa. Apparently perpetrated by a street-fighting contingent acting in accordance with the tactical principles of both Pravy Sektor (at right) and Swoboda, the firebombing is reminiscent of the massacre of residents of the city of Huta Pienacka in Ukraine by the Galician Division (14th Waffen SS.) In addition, Parry notes an OUN/B involvement with the Reagan administration’s U.S. Information Agency and Radio Liberty, coloring broadcasts in the 1980’s in a pro-Nazi fashion.


Robert Parry on Conscription of neo-Nazis in Ukraine, Orwellian Coverage by U.S. Media

We have noted that the provisional government there is directly evolved from the OUN/B Ukrainian Nazi administration and military apparatus of World War II. We have also highlighted that the utter perversion of political and historical reality by our media is worthy of George Orwell’s 1984. In a post on the Ukrainian crisis, Robert Parry highlights the Orwellian nature of our media’s deliberate and fundamental misrepresentation of the situation there. In addition, Parry notes the inclusion of elements like Pravy Sektor and Swoboda into the national militas being sent to Eastern Ukraine as “anti-terrorist ” forces.