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FTR #804 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 2

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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Side 1 [2]  Side 2 [3]

This descrip­tion con­tains infor­ma­tion not includ­ed in the orig­i­nal broad­cast.

Intro­duc­tion: This broad­cast extends our dis­cus­sion of the cri­sis in Ukraine.

(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]794 [12]800 [13], 803 [14].)

Expand­ing mate­r­i­al high­light­ed in FTR #803 [14], this pro­gram presents fur­ther analy­sis of the down­ing of Malaysian Air­lines MH 17.

The first part of the pro­gram devel­ops infor­ma­tion about Michael Boci­urkiw at greater length. (Boci­urkiw heads [15] the OSCE’s Spe­cial Mon­i­tor­ing Mis­sion in Ukraine. He is the “Go-to-Guy” for much of the media cov­er­age of events relat­ed to the shoot­down of the plane.)

After review Boci­urki­w’s close asso­ci­a­tion with the polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal milieu [16] of the OUN/B, the pro­gram details Boci­urki­w’s net­work­ing [17] with a Malaysian Mus­lim Broth­er­hood [18] milieu that over­laps the polit­i­cal ele­ments that fig­ure in the inves­ti­ga­tion into the dis­ap­pear­ance of Malaysian Air­lines Flight 370 [19]. That same Mus­lim Broth­er­hood milieu also net­works with Louis Far­rakhan and the Nation of Islam.

In order to fur­ther illus­trate the fas­cist char­ac­ter of the Malaysian Mus­lim Broth­er­hood milieu with which Boci­urkiw net­works, we exam­ine Far­rakhan’s “pol­i­tics of slav­ery.” [20] In addi­tion to blam­ing African-Amer­i­can slav­ery on the Jews, Far­rakhan [21] has been open­ly excul­pa­to­ry of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-con­nect­ed regimes in Africa that prac­tice slav­ery today.

Sup­ple­ment­ing infor­ma­tion pre­sent­ed in FTR #803 [14], we learn that a web­site [22] cater­ing to glob­al busi­ness trav­el­ers pre­sent­ed infor­ma­tion point­ing to Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary per­son­nel as the “perps” of the shoot­down of MH 17.

This alle­ga­tion sup­ple­ments infor­ma­tion [23] devel­oped by Robert Par­ry con­cern­ing aer­i­al sur­veil­lance [24] by U.S. spy satel­lites show­ing what appeared to be [25] [pos­si­bly drunk­en] Ukrain­ian sol­diers hav­ing fired the mis­sile that brought down the plane.

The glob­al trav­eler web­site also notes an impor­tant last minute change of course by the MH 17 plane, appar­ently ordered by Ukrain­ian air con­trollers.

A last minute change of course of the doomed plane was con­firmed by an Air India [26] air­craft near­by. That change of course brought the plane into the killing ground.

In FTR #803 [14], we high­light­ed the Azov Bat­tal­ion, one of many Nazi/fascist com­bat­ant mili­tias fight­ing as part of the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary. Anoth­er use­ful post from german-foreign-policy.com [27] high­lights the fact that the Azov Bat­tal­ion was formed by Oleg Lyashko, who also heads the Rad­i­cal Par­ty. That par­ty looms large as the sin­gle most pop­u­lar polit­i­cal par­ty in Ukraine.Together with Swo­bo­da and Pravy Sek­tor, it forms a dom­i­nant fas­cist polit­i­cal axis in Ukraine.

Lyashko also revealed that, in addi­tion to Michael Skillt (whom we dis­cussed in FTR #803 [14]), the unit con­tained sev­er­al for­eign snipers, some of whom were present dur­ing the Maid­an protests and appeared to have fired at Ukrain­ian police units. This would make the vio­lence that led to the ouster of Yanukovych the out­growth of a provo­ca­tion.

This also places what, for lack of a bet­ter term, a “polit­i­cal con­text of provo­ca­tion” with­in which the down­ing of MH 17 must be viewed.

As the world’s atten­tion is focused on the “inves­ti­ga­tion” into MH 17, Ukrain­ian secu­ri­ty per­son­nel (read “Swo­bo­da,” “Pravy Sek­tor” and “Social Nation­al Assem­bly”) formed an anony­mous informer appa­ra­tus [28] to iden­ti­fy col­lab­o­ra­tors with the rebels.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Review of John Lof­tus’ work [29] head­ing the OSI (rou­tine­ly dis­par­aged in the Ukrain­ian Week­ly); review of Anwar Ibrahim’s links to both the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Islam­ic Thought [30] and Zaharie Shah [31], the pilot of Malaysian Air­lines Flight 370 [32]; the pres­ence of a large con­tin­gent of AIDS researchers [33] on MH 17; the unlike­ly coin­ci­dence of Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jong [34], who was booked to fly on both Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370 and MH 17; activism on behalf of the Chechen rebels by mem­bers of the Roy­al Fam­i­ly of the Nether­lands [35]; spec­u­la­tion about pos­si­ble links between the Chechen sup­port of the Roy­al Fam­i­ly, Maarten de Jonge and the UNA/UNSO’s appar­ent par­tic­i­pa­tion in Chech­nya; a call by Ger­man offi­cials for an EU/Bundeswehr [36] mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion in Ukraine after the down­ing of MH 17; the direct polit­i­cal evo­lu­tion [37] of Pravy Sek­tor from the OUN/B.

1. Michael Boci­urkiw was one of the first “inves­ti­ga­tors” at the crash site. He heads the OSCE’s Spe­cial Mon­i­tor­ing Mis­sion in Ukraine.

“Malaysia Air­lines MH17: Michael Boci­urkiw Talks about Being First at the Crash Site”; CBC News; 7/29/2014. [38]

Michael Boci­urkiw was among the very first peo­ple to reach the Malaysian jet’s wreck­age

A per­son­al hand­writ­ten note penned by a pas­sen­ger remind­ing them­selves to stay on bud­get dur­ing their vaca­tion. Sci­en­tif­ic lit­er­a­ture belong­ing to a pas­sen­ger en route to a major inter­na­tion­al AIDS con­fer­ence in Aus­tralia.

These are just a few of the things that Michael Boci­urkiw, a Ukrain­ian-Cana­di­an mon­i­tor with the Orga­ni­za­tion for Secu­ri­ty and Coop­er­a­tion in Europe (OSCE), has seen up close at the crash site of Malaysia Air­lines Flight MH17.

Boci­urkiw and one oth­er col­league were the first inter­na­tion­al mon­i­tors to reach the wreck­age after the jet was shot down over a rebel-held region of east­ern Ukraine July 17.

With no oth­er over­sight on scene, the two men became the de fac­to eyes and ears of all those who watched in hor­ror from around the world. More than ten days lat­er, he’s still one of a select group of indi­vid­u­als who has been to crash site almost dai­ly. . . . .

2. 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. [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.

3a. 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 [39].

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

PDF copies of issues are avail­able at their web­site [39]This issue [40] 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 [41], among oth­er pro­grams. It heav­i­ly over­laps [5] 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 [29], 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 [16]
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) [42], 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

3b. 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. [43]

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® 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.

4a. 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 [17].

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 [44] 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. The IIIT is an off­shoot of the Al-Taqwa nexus, hav­ing been found­ed by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood fol­low­ing a 1977 meet­ing [45] at Al-Taqwa direc­tor Ali Galeb Him­mat’s home in Lake Lugano. The Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids were insti­tut­ed after an inves­ti­ga­tion of Sami Al-Ari­an, who declined to give grand jury tes­ti­mo­ny [46] about the IIIT, out of fear for his safe­ty.

Malaysian Air­lines Flight 370 was pilot­ed by Zaharie Shah, a devo­tee of Anwar Ibrahim [31], anoth­er for­mer Malaysian Prime Min­is­ter and promi­nent Malaysian Mus­lim Broth­er. Ibrahim was also a co-founder of the IIIT [30] and a lob­by­ing client of Grover Norquist. Recall that the flight com­put­er on 370 appears to have been re-pro­grammed [32] in the cock­pit.

For more about Shah, Ibrahim and the down­ing of Flight 370, see FTR #790 [19].

Also worth not­ing is the fact that Rauf has net­worked with the milieu of Louis Far­rakhan [47] and the Nation of Islam [48]!

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 [49] that West­ern intel­li­gence ele­ments [50] appear to sup­port jihadists in Chech­nya [51] and else­where in the Cau­ca­sus. The IIIT and the El Hara­main char­i­ty dis­cussed in FTR #381 [51] 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 [52] and Third Reich intel­li­gence agent Youssef Nada [53]. Al-Taqwa, in turn, dove­tails [54] with the Under­ground Reich in a num­ber of ways.

“Name: Muham­mad M. Abdul Rauf”; Unmask­ing the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in Amer­i­ca. [18]


5. In order to bet­ter under­stand the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-con­nect­ed Malaysian Islamist polit­i­cal milieu with which Micael Boci­urkiw is net­work­ing, exam­in­ing the polit­i­cal char­ac­ter of Louis Far­rakhan may prove use­ful.

In addi­tion to blam­ing African Amer­i­can slav­ery on–you guessed it–the Jews, he has ardent­ly defend­ed Arabs in the Sudan and Mau­ri­ta­nia [56] against con­dem­na­tion for their active, ongo­ing enslave­ment of black Africans.

Here in the Bay Area, the rip­ples are sub­sid­ing after Far­rakhan drew a stand­ing ova­tion from an African Amer­i­can audi­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley. Crit­i­cized from many quar­ters, Far­rakhan’s appear­ance was defend­ed by the school admin­is­tra­tion under the rubric of “free speech.”

It seems that a tree-blight is spread­ing through the groves of acad­eme.

(Short­ly after 9/11, a close friend coun­seled me that, if I con­tin­ued in this line of research, I should be pre­pared to clash intel­lec­tu­al­ly to an increas­ing degree with Holo­caust deniers. Promi­nent “Truther” Jim Fet­zer has indeed attempt­ed to open the debate on that sub­ject [57] to “both sides.” Blam­ing African Amer­i­can slav­ery on “Da Jooz” is of the same intel­lec­tu­al fab­ric. So is the con­trolled demo­li­tion of the World Trade Center/cruise mis­sile hit the Pen­ta­gon dri­v­el. I’m now braced for the onslaught of the Holo­caust deniers–“But what about this?”)

It appears that Far­rakhan’s defense of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood regime in Sudan [58], which has pur­sued the slavery/genocide against the black pop­u­la­tion of that unfor­tu­nate coun­try is based on a pro­fes­sion­al rela­tion­ship with that mur­der­ous regime [21].

When Far­rakhan’s defense of black African slav­ery was shat­tered by jour­nal­ists, many of them were ter­ror­ized by his goons.

“Far­rakhan’s Secret Rela­tion­ship” by Charles Jacob; The Dai­ly Cal­i­forn­ian; 5/16/2012. [20]

Nation of Islam leader Louis Far­rakhan addressed an esti­mat­ed 600 stu­dents at UC Berke­ley last Sat­ur­day, and told  Black stu­dents not to befriend any Jew with­out first read­ing The Secret Rela­tion­ship Between Blacks and Jews, a book whose the­sis is that “the Jews” were behind the black slave trade.  Heck of a way to start up a friend­ship!

Schol­ars both black and white have exposed the NOI book as a pack of lies, a mod­ern day calum­ny which, much like their medieval ana­logues — “the Jews poi­soned the wells,” “the Jews make mat­zo with the blood of Chris­t­ian chil­dren” –is meant to incite hatred for Jew­ish peo­ple.  Dan­ger­ous hatred. The Dai­ly Cal­i­forn­ian reports that Jew­ish stu­dents were hurt and shocked.  No doubt.

But what will be more shock­ing per­haps is Min­is­ter Farrakhan’s own semi-secret rela­tion­ship with the mod­ern day slav­ing of African Blacks by peo­ple, and in coun­tries, that the NOI leader has an inter­est to pro­tect.  In 1994, an African Mus­lim from Mau­ri­ta­nia  – Mohammed Athie — and I broke the sto­ry of a mod­ern day slave trade in Mau­ri­ta­nia and Sudan, in The New York Times.  We report­ed that “per­haps 300,000” African Mus­lims were still serv­ing Arab/Berber mas­ters. “Black Africans in Mau­ri­ta­nia were con­vert­ed to Islam more than 100 years ago,” we wrote, “but while the Koran for­bids the enslave­ment of fel­low Mus­lims, in this coun­try race out­ranks reli­gious doc­trine. These peo­ple are chat­tel: used for labor, sex, and breed­ing. They may be exchanged for camels, trucks, guns or mon­ey. Their chil­dren are the prop­er­ty of the mas­ter.”

In Sudan, Africa’s largest coun­try, we report­ed that slav­ery was “mak­ing a come­back, the result of a 12-year-old war waged by the Mus­lim north against the black Chris­t­ian and ani­mist south. Arab mili­tias, armed by the Gov­ern­ment, raid vil­lages, most­ly those of the Din­ka tribe, shoot the men and enslave the women and chil­dren. These are kept as per­son­al prop­er­ty or marched north and sold.” We based our reports on gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments, human rights pub­li­ca­tions  and a stun­ning inter­view with a UN offi­cial .

The op-ed shocked many. We were encour­aged to launch the Amer­i­can Anti-Slav­ery Group (AASG) which would doc­u­ment a mod­ern day slave trade around the globe, but would focus on Sudan and Mau­ri­ta­nia as the worst case of slav­ery, and the most con­tro­ver­sial, and there­fore least like­ly to be cov­ered by oth­ers.

PBS’s Tony Brown Show, the most pop­u­lar Black news pro­gram at the time, invit­ed Mohammed and me to speak about slav­ery. Imme­di­ate­ly after our appear­ance, we were attacked by Farrakhan’s spokesman  who denied that Blacks served Arab mas­ters in Sudan or – worse from NOI’s point of view, that Black Mus­lims served Arab Mus­lim mas­ters in Mau­ri­ta­nia. Farrakhan’s “call­ing,” after all, fund­ed in part by Arab dic­ta­tor Muam­mar Khadafy,  was to break the Black/Jewish civ­il rights alliance while teach­ing Amer­i­can Blacks that Islam was their path to free­dom. Not in Sudan and Mau­ri­ta­nia it wasn’t!

NOI was seri­ous about shut­ting us up.  Samuel Cot­ton, a black reporter for the City Sun, NY’s sec­ond largest black paper con­duct­ed a thor­ough inves­ti­ga­tion that result­ed in a five part series. “Arab Mas­ters, Black Slaves”  screamed across the front page in NYC’s news kiosks. NOI warned Sam. They fol­lowed and men­aced him when he spoke in Chica­go, not far from their head­quar­ters. Sam’s book, Silent Ter­ror, has become an under­ground clas­sic.

At a press con­fer­ence in D.C in 1996, Far­rakhan was asked about reports of slav­ery in Sudan. Accord­ing to the NY Times , he angri­ly chal­lenged them: “If slav­ery exists, go … to Sudan, and come back and tell the Amer­i­can peo­ple what you found.” The Bal­ti­more Sun sent two reporters to Sudan. They found and lib­er­at­ed slaves and pub­lished a spe­cial four page insert in the paper’s week­end edi­tion. Far­rakhan refused their request for an inter­view — and pret­ty much went radio silent on slav­ery issues… until fair­ly recent­ly. . . .

6. “Calyp­so Louie” (as Far­rakhan used to call him­self) has gone out of his way to stig­ma­tize the black African vic­tims of con­tem­po­rary slav­ery for the col­or of their skin and their kinky hair!!

“Geno­cide and Slav­ery in the Sudan: The Far­rakhan Con­nec­tion” by Sabit Abbe Alley; www.iabolish.org; p. 56. [21]

. . . This was clear­ly demon­strat­ed dur­ing his Sav­ior Day address on Feb­ru­ary 25, 1996, and in sub­se­quent speech­es, where the Min­is­ter graph­i­cal­ly described the peo­ple of South Sudan as being very, very, very . . . very dark with kinky hair as com­pared to the brown (white!) North­ern Arabs, who accord­ing to Far­rakhan, looked exact­ly like him! He used the adverb -very- 15 times to empha­size his col­or prej­u­dice against the South­ern Sudanese. . . .

7. 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 [59]. IF any of the now-deceased researchers was aware of, and/or inves­ti­gat­ing this, that would have pro­vid­ed motive for the Under­ground Reich ele­ments [60] 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. [33]

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. . . .

8. Sup­ple­ment­ing infor­ma­tion pre­sent­ed in FTR #803 [14], we learn that a web­site [22] cater­ing to glob­al busi­ness trav­el­ers pre­sent­ed infor­ma­tion point­ing to Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary per­son­nel as the “perps” of the shoot­down of MH 17.

This alle­ga­tion sup­ple­ments infor­ma­tion [23] devel­oped by Robert Par­ry con­cern­ing aer­i­al sur­veil­lance [24] by U.S. spy satel­lites show­ing what appeared to be [25] [pos­si­bly drunk­en] Ukrain­ian sol­diers hav­ing fired the mis­sile that brought down the plane.

The glob­al trav­el­er web­site also notes an impor­tant last minute change of course by the MH 17 plane, appar­ent­ly ordered by Ukrain­ian air con­trollers.

“Ukraine Air Traf­fic Con­troller Sug­gests Kiev Mil­i­tary Shot Down Pas­sen­ger Plane”; eTN Glob­al Trav­el Indus­try News; 7/17/2014. [22]

 ETN received infor­ma­tion from an air traf­fic con­troller in Kiev on Malaysia Air­lines flight MH17.

This Kiev air traf­fic con­troller is a cit­i­zen of Spain and was work­ing in the Ukraine. He was tak­en off duty as a civ­il air-traf­fic con­troller along with oth­er for­eign­ers imme­di­ate­ly after a Malaysia Air­lines pas­sen­ger air­craft was shot down over the East­ern Ukraine killing 295 pas­sen­gers and crew on board.

The air traf­fic con­troller sug­gest­ed in a pri­vate eval­u­a­tion and bas­ing it on mil­i­tary sources in Kiev, that the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary was behind this shoot down. Radar records were imme­di­ate­ly con­fis­cat­ed after it became clear a pas­sen­ger jet was shot down.

Mil­i­tary air traf­fic con­trollers in inter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion acknowl­edged the mil­i­tary was involved, and some mil­i­tary chat­ter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane orig­i­nat­ed from.

Obvi­ous­ly it hap­pened after a series of errors, since the very same plane was escort­ed by two Ukrain­ian fight­er jets until 3 min­utes before it dis­ap­peared from radar.

Radar screen shots also show an unex­plained change of course of the Malaysian Boe­ing. The change of course took the air­craft direct­ly over the East­ern Ukraine con­flict region. . . .

9. A last minute change of course of the doomed plane was con­firmed by an Air India [26] air­craft near­by. That change of course brought the plane into the killing ground.

“Air India Flight Was 90 Sec­onds Away When Mis­sile Struck Malaysian Air­lines Flight MH117” by Man­ju V.; Times of India; 7/20/2014. [26]

. . . . An Air India Dream­lin­er flight going from Del­hi to Birm­ing­ham was in fact less than 25km away from the Malaysian air­craft, a dis­tance cov­ered by a Dream­lin­er or Boe­ing 777 in about 90 sec­onds, when the lat­ter was hit. Because of this close­ness, the Dnipropetro­vsk (local Ukrain­ian) air traf­fic con­troller asked the AI pilots to try and estab­lish con­tact with pilots of the Malaysian air­craft who had stopped respond­ing to its calls.

Min­utes before the crash caused by a mis­sile strike, the AI pilots had also heard the con­troller give the Malaysian air­craft MH17 what is called “a direct rout­ing”. This per­mits an air­craft to fly straight, instead of track­ing the reg­u­lar route which is gen­er­al­ly a zig-zag track that goes from one ground-based nav­i­ga­tion aid or way point to anoth­er. “Direct rout­ing saves fuel and time and is pre­ferred by pilots. In this case, it proved fatal,” said an air­line source. . . .

10a. 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 [61] 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.  [34]

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. . . .

11. In a pre­vi­ous post [62], we not­ed the Under­ground Reich her­itage of the Dutch Roy­al Fam­i­ly, stretch­ing back to for­mer SS offi­cer and I.G. Far­ben spy Prince Bern­hard. The fam­i­ly through gen­er­a­tions appears to have “kept the faith,” so to speak.

Bern­hard’s grandaugh­ter is Mabel Smits, the daugh­ter-in-law of a for­mer Wehrma­cht sol­dier, Prince Claus.

Prince Friso’s wife Mabel Smits has been an active sup­port­er of Islamist caus­es (oper­at­ing under the rubric of human­i­tar­i­an aid). Specif­i­cal­ly, she has been active on behalf of Bosnia and Chech­nya.

Mabel Smits is a pro­tege of George Soros, the so-called left­ist, who in real­i­ty gives every indi­ca­tion [63] of being a “Bor­mann Jew,” hav­ing got­ten his start in busi­ness aid­ing the Nazis with the “Aryaniza­tion” of Jew­ish prop­er­ty dur­ing the Holo­caust in Hun­gary. Smits’ char­i­ta­ble out­let in Chech­nya may well have been lend­ing sup­port to the Islamist com­bat­ants in Chech­nya, which has led to the sus­pen­sion of that chap­ter of the orga­ni­za­tion.

Some key ques­tions: Is there any con­nec­tion between Mabel Smits’ appar­ent pro-Chechen activism and Maarten de Jong? In turn, we note the appar­ent pres­ence of UNA/UNSO fight­er in Chech­nya.  Are they part of an anti-Russ­ian pha­lanx, attack­ing with Islamists from the South to break up Rus­sia?

“Mabel: Wife Of Comatose Dutch Prince Resigns As CEO Of Anti Semit­ic, Anti Israel and Anti Amer­i­can Think Tank ‘The Elders’”; Mil­i­tant Islam Mon­i­tor; 5/8/2012. [35]

. . . She was the chair­woman of the EU branch of George Soros’ Open Soci­ety Insti­tute and also chaired a char­i­ty called ‘War Child’.”….the ‘char­i­ty’ (whose Dutch branch founder Mabel Wisse Smit (employed by George Soros), went from being the lover of jailed Bosn­ian for­eign min­is­ter Muhammed Sacir­bey, to the wife of Prince Friso of Holland,has announced they ‘have decid­ed to stop all sup­port to their part­ner organ­i­sa­tion in Chech­nya ...euphemisti­cal­ly say­ing that they ‘could no longer guar­an­tee the effec­tive and con­trolled man­ag­ing of War Child project activ­i­ties’ .Trans­la­tion: the mon­ey was ‘find­ing it’s way’ into the hands of ter­ror­ists.” . . .

12. In FTR #803 [14], we high­light­ed the Azov Bat­tal­ion, one of many Nazi/fascist com­bat­ant mili­tias fight­ing as part of the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary. Anoth­er use­ful post from german-foreign-policy.com high­lights the fact that the Azov Bat­tal­ion was formed by Oleg Lyashko, who also heads the Rad­i­cal Par­ty. That par­ty looms large as the sin­gle most pop­u­lar polit­i­cal par­ty in Ukraine.Together with Swo­bo­da and Pravy Sek­tor, it forms a dom­i­nant fas­cist polit­i­cal axis in Ukraine.

Lyashko also revealed that, in addi­tion to Michael Skillt (whom we dis­cussed in FTR #803 [14], the unit con­tained sev­er­al for­eign snipers, some of whom were present dur­ing the Maid­an protests and appeared to have fired at Ukrain­ian police units. This would make the vio­lence that led to the ouster of Yanukovych the out­growth of a provo­ca­tion.

This also places what, for lack of a bet­ter term, a “polit­i­cal con­text of provo­ca­tion” with­in which the down­ing of MH 17 must be viewed.

“Ukrain­ian Patri­ots”; german-foreign-policy.com;  7/30/2014. [27]

Five months after the Kiev coup, vig­or­ous­ly sup­port­ed by Berlin, a rightwing extrem­ist par­ty may become pro-West­ern Ukraine’s strongest polit­i­cal force. Accord­ing to a recent sur­vey, the Rad­i­cal Par­ty, of the ultra-rightwing politi­cian, Oleh Lyashko, could cur­rent­ly expect 23.2 per­cent of the votes. Lyashko made him­self a name with his bru­tal­i­ty against the Kiev regime’s east­ern Ukrain­ian oppo­nents. He is also co-founder and sup­port­er of the Azov Bat­tal­ion, a mili­tia of over one hun­dred — main­ly fas­cist — com­bat­ants, includ­ing a Swedish Neo-Nazi sniper. He has report­ed that oth­er snipers had already been in action for the oppo­si­tion dur­ing the Maid­an protests. It has nev­er been revealed, who fired the fatal shots on Feb­ru­ary 20. In this high­ly charged atmos­phere, the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment is tak­ing steps that indi­cate a polit­i­cal cul­tur­al devel­op­ment even fur­ther to the right. It is plan­ning to cen­sure films and books from Rus­sia or to restrict their sales. . . .

Near­ly a Third for the Ultra-Right

Five months after the Kiev coup, vig­or­ous­ly sup­port­ed by Berlin, an extreme rightwing par­ty may become pro-West­ern Ukraine’s strongest polit­i­cal force. Accord­ing to a sur­vey by the Kiev Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Soci­ol­o­gy, the Rad­i­cal Par­ty of the ultra-rightwing politi­cian, Oleh Lyashko, could cur­rent­ly expect 23.2 per­cent of the vote — more than any oth­er party.[1] Already at the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions on May 25, Lyashko received 8.3 per­cent — a sur­prise suc­cess, prac­ti­cal­ly out of nowhere. His pop­u­lar­i­ty has grown through his pub­lic dis­play of bru­tal­i­ty against the Kiev regime’s east­ern Ukrain­ian oppo­nents. On his web­site, on May 7, for exam­ple, he pub­lished a video of him inter­ro­gat­ing a near­ly naked, bleed­ing East­ern Ukrain­ian insur­gent pris­on­er. In last May’s munic­i­pal coun­cil elec­tions, lead­ing mem­bers of the fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions Social-Nation­al Assem­bly (SNA) and “Patri­ot of Ukraine” ran on the elec­toral list of Lyashko’s Rad­i­cal Par­ty. Accord­ing to the sur­vey, the fas­cist Svo­bo­da par­ty would receive 5.7 per­cent and the mil­i­tarist Pravy Sec­tor 1.9 per­cent of the votes. Togeth­er with the 23.2 per­cent for the Rad­i­cal Par­ty, ultra-rightwing par­ties would poll near­ly one third of the votes.

Free­dom of Expres­sion

Typ­i­cal for the Berlin sup­port­ed Kiev gov­ern­ment are its efforts to elim­i­nate as much Russ­ian influ­ence as pos­si­ble. Ben­e­fit­ting from the cur­rent right-wing trend, it is plan­ning cul­tur­al restric­tions. The State Film Agency has announced that, in the future, it will close­ly “exam­ine” Russ­ian films before they may be shown in the Ukraine. Sev­er­al films have already fall­en vic­tim to this cen­sor­ship. Restric­tions will also affect the sale of books. Accord­ing to the Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Olek­san­dr Sych, so far only one fifth of the books sold in the coun­try are of Ukrain­ian pro­duc­tion. In fact, through­out the ex-Sovi­et region, Russ­ian books have been wide­ly sold because of the still wide­spread knowl­edge of the Russ­ian lan­guage. The Deputy Prime Min­ster affirms that the gov­ern­ment is “forced to pro­tect the Ukrain­ian con­sumers from xeno­pho­bic pub­li­ca­tions.” The gov­ern­ment is now “intro­duc­ing licens­ing for Russ­ian books and a quo­ta for for­eign books.”[2] Sych is a mem­ber of the fas­cist Svo­bo­da par­ty. This par­ty’s chief, Oleh Tiah­ny­bok, once made head­lines, when he announced that Ukraine must be “lib­er­at­ed” from a “Jew­ish mafia from Moscow.”[3] . . . .

“Lib­er­a­tion of the White Race”

. . . . While efforts are made to out­law the CPU, the “Social Nation­al Assem­bly” (SNA) has noth­ing com­pa­ra­ble to wor­ry about. Found­ed in 2008 as a merg­er of var­i­ous fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions, it had been very engaged in cre­at­ing the Right Sec­tor in Novem­ber 2013 dur­ing the Maid­an protests. Accord­ing to its own admis­sion, it is strug­gling “for the lib­er­a­tion of the entire white race from the dom­i­na­tion of inter­na­tion­al­ist spec­u­la­tive cap­i­tal” — a well-known anti-Semit­ic code­word — and “to pun­ish severe­ly sex­u­al per­ver­sions and any inter­ra­cial con­tacts that lead to the extinc­tion of the white man.”[4] Anton Gerashchenko, a high-rank­ing advi­sor of the Ukrain­ian Min­is­ter of the Inte­ri­or, explic­it­ly affirmed that the Social Nation­al Assem­bly is “not a neo-Nazi orga­ni­za­tion,” but rather a “par­ty of Ukrain­ian patri­ots.” He felt called upon to make this clar­i­fi­ca­tion to a BBC jour­nal­ist’s state­ment about a leader of the assem­bly, Andriy Bilet­sky, who is cur­rent­ly a com­man­der of the Azov Bat­tal­ion, a unit of sev­er­al hun­dred, which was found­ed and armed for war­fare in East­ern Ukraine by Kiev’s Min­istry of the Inte­ri­or. In fact, numer­ous activists from the Social Nation­al Assem­bly and its “Patri­ot of Ukraine” para­mil­i­tary wing are mem­bers of the Asov Bat­tal­ion. “Patri­ot of Ukraine” was com­mand­ed in the 1990s by Andriy Paru­biy. Today, Paru­biy, in his func­tion as Sec­re­tary of Ukraine’s Nation­al Secu­ri­ty and Defense Coun­cil, bears a major respon­si­bil­i­ty for the war in the coun­try’s east.


The Azov Bat­tal­ion recent­ly caused an inter­na­tion­al stir, when it was report­ed that neo-Nazis from var­i­ous oth­er Euro­pean coun­tries e.g. from Italy, France and Swe­den, are also mem­bers of the unit. Appar­ent­ly, the bat­tal­ion is being trained pro­fes­sion­al­ly. A Geor­gian spe­cial forces train­er is said to be among the instructors.[5] The Azov Bat­tal­ion is one of three spe­cial com­man­dos — with the Dnipro and Don­bass Bat­tal­ions — being set up in pro-west­ern Ukraine.[6] The Swedish neo-Nazi Mikael Skillt is a mem­ber of the Azov Bat­tal­ion. Skillt, a mem­ber of the fas­cist Sven­skar­nas Par­ti (Par­ty of the Swedes), says that he has “at least” three pur­pos­es in the unit: com­man­der of “a small recon­nais­sance unit,” a “sniper” and some­times he works “as a spe­cial coor­di­na­tor for clear­ing hous­es and going into civil­ian areas.” The per­son, who is rumored to have been cap­tured by East Ukrain­ian insur­gents, had been a sniper for six years in the Swedish mil­i­tary. He says, he has only been engaged in the Ukrain­ian con­flict since March. He admits, how­ev­er, to hav­ing spo­ken to at least two snipers, who, dur­ing the Maid­an protests had shot at police from the Trade Union House in Kiev — at the time, the head­quar­ters of the pro­tes­tors. “Their mis­sion was to take out Berkut’s snipers,” explained Skillt.[7] The dead­ly shots from the Maid­an, which in West­ern pro­pa­gan­da had been used to legit­imize the over­throw of Pres­i­dent Vik­tor Yanukovych, have nev­er been inves­ti­gat­ed by the putsch regime, and Berlin has nev­er applied pres­sure for an inves­ti­ga­tion.

Polit­i­cal Pris­on­ers

The Azov Bat­tal­ion has close ties to Oleh Lyashko, whose “Rad­i­cal Par­ty,” would cur­rent­ly be able to poll a fourth of the votes if elec­tions were held. Lyashko is con­sid­ered to be one of the Azov’s founders. For inter­net videos, he allows him­self to be filmed at joint actions with Asov com­bat­ants. The Azov Bat­tal­ion’s sec­ond in com­mand, Ihor Mosiy­chuk, had been elect­ed to Kiev’s Munic­i­pal Coun­cil on the elec­toral list of Lyashko’s Rad­i­cal Par­ty. This was not the first time Lyashko had inter­vened on his behalf. Jan­u­ary 10, 2014, Mosiy­chuk and two oth­er fas­cists had been found guilty and sen­tenced to sev­er­al years in prison for a planned August 2011 bomb­ing attack. On the evening of Jan­u­ary 10, ultra-right-wingers staged demon­stra­tions protest­ing the sen­tence. The demon­stra­tions degen­er­at­ed into vio­lent con­fronta­tions with the police. These con­fronta­tions, in turn, were then used by Berlin, Brus­sels and Wash­ing­ton to accuse Yanukovych of exces­sive use of force on the “move­ment fight­ing for democ­ra­cy.” The protests were unsuc­cess­ful. How­ev­er, imme­di­ate­ly after the Kiev coup, Mosiy­chuk and his accom­plices prof­it­ed from the amnesty, the pro-west­ern Ukrain­ian par­lia­ment grant­ed on Feb­ru­ary 24, 2014 to “polit­i­cal pris­on­ers”. Due to Lyashko’s deci­sive engage­ment, Mosiy­chuk prof­it­ed from the amnesty, was lib­er­at­ed from prison and could par­tic­i­pate in the orga­ni­za­tion the Azov Bat­tal­ion. . . .

. . . . . [1] Jakov Dev­cic: Jazen­juks Rück­trittsver­such. www.kas.de 29.07.2014.
[2] Ukraine will rus­sis­che Kul­tur zurück­drän­gen. www.n‑tv.de 29.07.2014.
[3] S. dazu Ter­min beim Botschafter.
[4] Dina New­man: Ukraine con­flict: “White pow­er” war­rior from Swe­den. www.bbc.co.uk 16.07.2014.
[5] Daniel McLaugh­lin: For­eign­ers join far-right mili­tias in Ukraine’s fight against rebels. www.irishtimes.com 17.07.2014.
[6] Hal Fos­ter: A spe­cial-forces unit, start­ed from scratch, wins a key bat­tle in Ukraine. en.tengrinews.kz 21.06.2014.
[7] Swede Patrols Ukraine’s Streets with Right-wing Para­mil­i­taries. www.friatider.se 26.03.2014.

13a. Insight into the nature of the “lib­er­a­tion” man­i­fest­ed by the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment forces occu­py­ing Slovyan­sk can be gleaned by read­ing between the lines of the fol­low­ing sto­ry. In FTR #803 [14], we not­ed that the Pravy Sek­tor flag [64] was fly­ing over the Inte­ri­or Min­istry build­ing after the city was cap­tured by gov­ern­ment forces.

“A Test for Ukraine in City Retak­en from Rebels” by Andrew Hig­gins; The New York Times; 8/1/2014. [28]

. . . . The new author­i­ties, promis­ing anonymi­ty, have set up a hot­line for res­i­dents to inform on rebel col­lab­o­ra­tors, and they have print­ed fliers warn­ing that a new law man­dates up to 15 years in jail for sep­a­ratism. “Of course peo­ple are afraid,” Dr. Glushenko said. “They are fright­ened of being pun­ished.” . . . .

13b. Illus­trat­ing the direct line of insti­tu­tion­al evo­lu­tion from the OUN/B to the present, Pravy Sek­tor is the polit­i­cal arm of the UNA-UNSO, the lat­est iter­a­tion of the OUN/B’s mil­i­tary cadre, the UPA. It elect­ed Yuriy Shukheyvch as its head. Shukheyvch is the son of OUN/B com­man­der Roman Shukhevych, declared a “Hero of Ukraine” by the Yuschenko gov­ern­ment. Roman also head­ed the Nachti­gall Bat­tal­ion in their liq­ui­da­tion [65] of the Lvov Ghet­to in 1941.

Note that the UNA/UNSO organization–the polit­i­cal par­ent of Pravy Sektor–has appar­ent­ly been active in Chech­nya as well.

“The Dura­bil­i­ty of Ukrain­ian Fas­cism” by Peter Lee; Strate­gic Cul­ture; 6/9/2014. [37]

. . . . One of Bandera’s lieu­tenants was Roman Shukhevych.  In Feb­ru­ary 1945, Shukhevych issued an order stat­ing, “In view of the suc­cess of the Sovi­et forces it is nec­es­sary to speed up the liq­ui­da­tion of the Poles, they must be total­ly wiped out, their vil­lages burned … only the Pol­ish pop­u­la­tion must be destroyed.”

As a mat­ter of addi­tion­al embar­rass­ment, Shukhevych was also a com­man­der in the Nachti­gall (Nightin­gale) bat­tal­ion orga­nized by the Wehrma­cht.

Today, a major pre­oc­cu­pa­tion of Ukrain­ian nation­al­ist his­tor­i­cal schol­ar­ship is beat­ing back rather con­vinc­ing alle­ga­tions by Russ­ian, Pol­ish, and Jew­ish his­to­ri­ans that Nachti­gall was an impor­tant and active par­tic­i­pant in the mas­sacre of Lviv Jews orches­trat­ed by the Ger­man army upon its arrival in June 1941. . . .

. . . . Yuriy Shukhevych’s role in mod­ern Ukrain­ian fas­cism is not sim­ply that of an inspi­ra­tional fig­ure­head and reminder of his father’s anti-Sovi­et hero­ics for proud Ukrain­ian nation­al­ists.  He is a core fig­ure in the emer­gence of the key Ukrain­ian fas­cist for­ma­tion, Pravy Sek­tor and its para­mil­i­tary.

And Pravy Sektor’s para­mil­i­tary, the UNA-UNSO, is not an “unruly” col­lec­tion of week­end-war­rior-wannabes, as Mr. Hig­gins might believe.

UNA-UNSO was formed dur­ing the tur­moil of the ear­ly 1990s, large­ly by eth­nic Ukrain­ian vet­er­ans of the Sovi­et Union’s bit­ter war in Afghanistan.  From the first, the UNA-UNSO has shown a taste for for­eign adven­tures, send­ing detach­ments to Moscow in 1990 to oppose the Com­mu­nist coup against Yeltsin, and to Lithua­nia in 1991.  With appar­ent­ly very good rea­son, the Rus­sians have also accused UNA-UNSO fight­ers of par­tic­i­pat­ing on the anti-Russ­ian side in Geor­gia and Chech­nya.

After for­mal Ukrain­ian inde­pen­dence, the mili­tia elect­ed Yuriy Shukhevych—the son of OUN‑B com­man­der Roman Shukhevych– as its leader and set up a polit­i­cal arm, which lat­er became Pravy Sek­tor. . . .

14. After the down­ing of MH 17, there were calls in Ger­many for mil­i­tary action to be tak­en by the EU in Ukraine. This sto­ry also notes a his­to­ry of error and/or delib­er­ate mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the con­text of civil­ian air­lin­er shoot­downs.

With 25% of the world’s proven nat­ur­al gas reserves [12] in Ukraine–most of them con­cen­trat­ed in the East­ern part of the country–we should not for­get [66] the cooked intel­li­gence [67] that led to the bloody mis­ad­ven­ture in Iraq.

“Estab­lish Facts”; german-foreign-policy.com; 7/21/2014. [36]

After a jet­lin­er was shot down over East­ern Ukraine, influ­en­tial Ger­man for­eign pol­i­cy experts have begun call­ing for a mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion, which may include Ger­man Bun­deswehr units. “A Blue Hel­met mis­sion under the umbrel­la of the Unit­ed Nations” should now be tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion, declared Andreas Schock­en­hoff, Co-Chair of the CDU/CSU Group in the Bun­destag. “Ger­many may also be asked” to con­tribute troops. For the Chair­man of the Bun­destag’s Defense Com­mis­sion, Hans-Peter Bar­tels (SPD), a Blue Hel­met mis­sion is also “con­ceiv­able.” It is yet unclear, who bears respon­si­bil­i­ty for down­ing the jet­lin­er. This is not an essen­tial ques­tion for him, as past expe­ri­ence with West­ern inter­ven­tions have shown: The EU and the USA must polit­i­cal­ly estab­lish the facts. The war against Yugoslavia was jus­ti­fied with a mas­sacre. Sub­stan­tial doubts about cen­tral aspects of this mas­sacre still per­sist. The sniper killings on Kiev’s Maid­an Square on Feb­ru­ary 20 have nev­er been elu­ci­dat­ed, once they served as legit­i­ma­tion for over­throw­ing the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Yanukovych. Sus­pi­cions per­sist that sec­tors of today’s gov­ern­ing Maid­an oppo­si­tion may have played deci­sive roles in these mur­ders; how­ev­er that is of no inter­est to the West. On the con­trary, there have nev­er been polit­i­cal con­se­quences for a US war­ship’s down­ing of an Iran­ian air­lin­er in 1988.

No Proof

Sev­er­al days after the Malaysia Air­lines Boe­ing 777 was shot down over East­ern Ukraine, killing 298 peo­ple, it is still unclear, who bears the respon­si­bil­i­ty. US intel­li­gence agen­cies claim that Rus­sia had recent­ly deliv­ered a BUK anti-air­craft mis­sile sys­tem to the rebels in East­ern Ukraine and that move­ments have been reg­is­tered over the past few days to bring that sys­tem back to Rus­sia. How­ev­er, those same agen­cies have, in the past, repeat­ed­ly lied to jus­ti­fy going to war. For exam­ple, it has been proven that, under the Sad­dam Hus­sein gov­ern­ment, the alle­ga­tions that Iraq pos­sessed weapons of mass destruc­tion and sup­port­ed Al Qae­da were lies. The Russ­ian defense min­istry has report­ed that, right at the time of the down­ing of the jet­lin­er, it had reg­is­tered rel­e­vant activ­i­ties of Ukrain­ian air-defense forces, which do pos­sess “Buk” anti-air­craft sys­tems; and that it is quite con­ceiv­able that inex­pe­ri­enced sol­diers may have caused the crash through incor­rect han­dling of that high­ly sophis­ti­cat­ed sys­tem. Also for this alle­ga­tion, there is no proof, albeit the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary has actu­al­ly made such a mis­take. On Octo­ber 4, 2001, they acci­den­tal­ly shot down a Tupolev of the Siber­ian Air­lines en route from Tel Aviv to Novosi­birsk, killing all 78 peo­ple on board.

Jump­ing to Con­clu­sions

On Thurs­day, Chris­t­ian Mölling, an expert in the Secu­ri­ty Pol­i­cy Research Group of Berlin’s Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al and Secu­ri­ty Affairs (SWP), had already warned against jump­ing to con­clu­sions. He rec­om­mends cau­tion in deal­ing with all of the infor­ma­tion about the down­ing of the jet­lin­er — par­tic­u­lar­ly infor­ma­tion prop­a­gat­ed by offi­cial sources. “Both sides will seek to pin the blame on the other.”[1] This has been ful­ly con­firmed, not only by the dec­la­ra­tions of politi­cians. Ger­man media is ped­dling, with­out com­ment, US intel­li­gence reports, while at times open­ly dis­cred­it­ing Russ­ian infor­ma­tion as “con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries.” In a region­al news­pa­per, the Chair of Ger­many’s Fed­er­al Press Con­fer­ence pre­empt­ed the results of future inves­ti­ga­tions. “Evi­dent­ly, they want­ed to down anoth­er Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary trans­port plane.”[2] Refer­ring to the polit­i­cal con­se­quences, he said, “the world­wide out­rage over this act of ter­ror increas­es the pres­sure on Putin.”[3]

Manip­u­la­tion of Pub­lic Opin­ion

Pre­vi­ous cas­es used by the West to jus­ti­fy mil­i­tary inter­ven­tions, show that an impar­tial inves­ti­ga­tion of the down­ing of the Malaysian Boe­ing — being now used to call for a mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion — can hard­ly be expect­ed. The alle­ga­tion that Iraq pos­sessed weapons of mass destruc­tion was an excep­tion. It has been proven to be a com­plete fab­ri­ca­tion. A sec­ond excep­tion was the so-called Oper­a­tion Horse­shoe. The Ger­man gov­ern­ment used this lie to jus­ti­fy its war on Yugoslavia. It had claimed to pos­sess a doc­u­ment, which showed how Bel­grade was deploy­ing its army in the form of a horse­shoe to eth­ni­cal­ly cleanse the Alban­ian-speak­ing pop­u­la­tion from Koso­vo and that this was con­firmed by infor­ma­tion from intel­li­gence ser­vices. Through­out the war, Ger­man media con­tin­u­ous­ly repeat­ed this alle­ga­tion with­out ver­i­fi­ca­tion. It helped to pro­voke pub­lic out­rage at the Yugoslav gov­ern­ment that can still be felt today. In the mean­time “Oper­a­tion Horse­shoe” is gen­er­al­ly seen as a fic­tion. Already back in 2005, “Inter­na­tionale Poli­tik,” a jour­nal close to the gov­ern­ment wrote that “the min­is­ter of defense had manip­u­lat­ed pub­lic opin­ion by false­ly claim­ing in par­lia­ment that Serbs have devel­oped the so-called Oper­a­tion Horseshoe.”[4]

Unproven but Effec­tive

Strong doubts per­sist about the so-called Racak Mas­sacre (mid-Jan­u­ary 1999), which the Ger­man For­eign Min­is­ter, Josef Fis­ch­er, pri­mar­i­ly used to jus­ti­fy the aggres­sion against Yugoslavia. On Jan­u­ary 16, 1999, the US diplo­mat, William Walk­er pre­sent­ed 45 dead Koso­vo Alba­ni­ans to the press in the vil­lage of Racak, claim­ing they were the vic­tims of a Yugoslav army exe­cu­tion. West­ern media exten­sive­ly echoed this sto­ry with­out fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tion. Evi­dence that the deaths had not been the result of an exe­cu­tion, but rather of mil­i­tary com­bat between Yugoslav army units and units of UCK mili­tia were dis­re­gard­ed. This evi­dence was already acces­si­ble and has since been doc­u­ment­ed by The Hague Tri­bunal (ICTY) as well as else­where. Ger­man ret. Brig. Gen. Heinz Loquai, who had been dis­patched to Koso­vo at the begin­ning of 1999, accus­es Walk­er of being more inter­est­ed in find­ing rea­sons to go to war, than in inves­ti­gat­ing the civ­il war already rag­ing. “With his unver­i­fied ver­sion of what had hap­pened in Racak, Walk­er lit the fuse lead­ing to the war on Yugoslavia.”[5]

No Inter­est

Respon­si­bil­i­ty for the fatal sniper fire at the Maid­an Square in Kiev, last Feb­ru­ary 20 is still unre­solved, to say the least. At first the shots were attrib­uted to snipers work­ing for the Yanukovych gov­ern­ment, which con­tributed to the legit­i­ma­cy of it being over­thrown. Since March, how­ev­er, there have been rea­son­able grounds for the sus­pi­cion that sec­tors of the Maid­an oppo­si­tion at the time — which is now part of the cur­rent gov­ern­ment — were involved in fir­ing the fatal shots. This sus­pi­cion aris­es from a secret­ly record­ed tele­phone con­ver­sa­tion between the Eston­ian For­eign Min­is­ter and the EU head of for­eign pol­i­cy, Cather­ine Ash­ton, as well as from con­sid­er­able research under­tak­en by the Ger­man TV pro­gram “Mon­i­tor.” (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[6]) The regime brought to pow­er in Kiev by the putsch, so far has con­sis­tent­ly refused to allow an inde­pen­dent inves­ti­ga­tion into the killings. And the West is obvi­ous­ly not inter­est­ed in pres­sur­ing Kiev into revers­ing its stand. An inves­ti­ga­tion pos­si­bly would impli­cate its own sup­port­ers.

Ambigu­ous Basis

In the case of the recent­ly downed jet­lin­er, the focus is again on the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the insur­gents in East­ern Ukraine and, above all, of Rus­sia, regard­less of the evi­dence. Polit­i­cal facts are once more being estab­lished on an ambigu­ous basis — for exam­ple, the debate con­cern­ing a UN Blue Hel­met mis­sion in Ukraine, with the pos­si­ble par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Bundeswehr.[7] Should these accu­sa­tions against the insur­gents and Rus­sia lat­er prove to be found­ed, the West will savor its tri­umphant. How­ev­er should they prove false, it will car­ry no con­se­quences.

Dou­ble Stan­dards

The ques­tion must be raised as to the stan­dards used by Berlin, Brus­sels and Wash­ing­ton in their judg­ment. July 3, 1988, a US Navy war­ship that was tres­pass­ing in Iran’s ter­ri­to­r­i­al waters, shot down a civil­ian Air­bus A300 Iran Air jet­lin­er. The jet­lin­er- like the Malaysia Air­lines Boe­ing 777 — was clear­ly rec­og­niz­able as a civil­ian plane. 290 pas­sen­gers lost their lives. There have nev­er been polit­i­cal con­se­quences for this. On the con­trary, upon leav­ing the mil­i­tary, the ship’s com­man­der was explic­it­ly dec­o­rat­ed with the Legion of Mer­it for his activ­i­ties dur­ing his ser­vice in the Per­sian Gulf. Fol­low­ing the down­ing of the Malaysia Air­lines Boe­ing 777, Ger­many’s for­eign min­is­ter declared, “If the inves­ti­ga­tions do actu­al­ly show that one of the par­ties to the con­flict has the lives of hun­dreds of per­fect­ly inno­cent peo­ple on its con­science, it would be an atroc­i­ty beyond all imag­in­ing. No one respon­si­ble for such an atroc­i­ty any longer has any right to push for their own inter­ests in the name of humanity.”[8] There has nev­er been a com­pa­ra­ble West­ern dec­la­ra­tion fol­low­ing the down­ing of the civil­ian Iran­ian Air­lines jet­lin­er. . . .