UPDATE 9:30 EDT 17 March, 2014: Crimea parliament declares independence from Ukraine.
Russia will expedite accession of the Crimea after the 96.7% vote with 85% turnout, in favor of union with Russia referendum yesterday. Putin to address joint Russian parliament session Tuesday afternoon.
The huge success for the vote must be considered in view of the 59% Russian population of Crimea and the Nazi characteristics of the USA supported coup government in Kiev.
The Jewish population of Ukraine is now rushing to exit that country, after its takeover with US support by the Ukraine Nazi party, the Svoboda party.
Washington has chosen to spearhead Neo-Nazis into positions of authority in Ukraine. Under a “regime of indirect rule”, however, they take their orders on crucial military and foreign policy issues –including the deployment of troops directed against the Russian federation– from the US State Department, the Pentagon and NATO.
One of the “Big Three” political parties behind the protests is the ultra-nationalist Svoboda, whose leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, has called for the liberation of his country from the “Muscovite-Jewish mafia.”
After the 2010 conviction of the Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk for his supporting role in the death of nearly 30,000 people at the Sobibor camp, Tyahnybok rushed to Germany to declare him a hero who was “fighting for truth.” In the Ukrainian parliament, where Svoboda holds an unprecedented 37 seats.
On March 5, Ukraine’s Putsch “Prime Minister” Arseniy Yatsenyuk, arbitrarily sacked three senior Defence Ministry politicians, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Oleynik, with Deputy Defense Ministers Vladimir Mozharovskiy and Arturo Francisco Babenko.
They had drawn Yatsenyuk’s ire by expressing: “sharp criticism over giving the Right Sector Nazi miitias the status of regular military units.”
The man who would be America’s President of Uklraine, Dmitry Yarosh, is nothing short of astonishing. As Julie Levesque has written in a meticulous, jaw dropping article: “Dmitry Yarosh, leader of the Maidan Brown Shirts (is) on an international wanted list and charged with inciting terrorism.
“Under the new government, Yarosh is leader of the Neo-Nazi Right Sector delegation to the Ukraine Parliament. His close friend and political partner Andriy Parubiy co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (subsequently renamed Svoboda) was appointed by the new government to the position of Secretary of the National Security and National Defense Committee (RNBOU), a key position which overseas the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, National Security and Intelligence. Right Sektor leaders Yarosh was appointed to the number two position at RNBOU.” Levesque asks: “Have the Neo-Nazis cornered Ukraine’s National Security agenda?”.
Tyahnybok’s deputy Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn is fond of quoting Joseph Goebbels – he has even founded a think tank originally called “the Joseph Goebbels Political Research Center.” According to Per Anders Rudling, a leading academic expert on European neo-fascism, the self-described “socialist nationalist” Mykhalchyshyn is the main link between Svoboda’s official wing and neo-Nazi militias like Right Sector.
Right Sector is a shadowy syndicate of self-described “autonomous nationalists” identified by their skinhead style of dress, ascetic lifestyle, and fascination with street violence.
Armed with riot shields and clubs, the group’s cadres have manned the front lines of the Euromaidan battles, filling the air with their signature chant: “Ukraine above all!”
With Svoboda linked to a constellation of international neo-fascist parties through the Alliance of European National Movements, Right Sector is promising to lead its army of aimless, disillusioned young men on “a great European Reconquest.”
Svoboda’s openly pro-Nazi politics have not deterred Senator John McCain from addressing a EuroMaidan rally alongside Tyahnybok, nor did it prevent Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland from enjoying a friendly meeting with the Svoboda leader this February.
In a leaked phone conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, the US ambassador to Ukraine, Nuland revealed her wish for Tyahnybok to remain “on the outside,” but to consult with the US’s replacement for Yanukovich, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, “four times a week.” At a December 5, 2013 US-Ukraine Foundation Conference, Nuland boasted that the US had invested $5 billion to “build democratic skills and institutions” [to overthrow the democratic Ukraine government] in Ukraine, though she did not offer any details.
“The Euro-Maidan movement has come to embody the principles and values that are the cornerstones for all free democracies,” Nuland proclaimed.
Two weeks later, 15,000 Svoboda members held a torchlight ceremony in the city of Lviv in honor of Stepan Bandera, a World War II-era Nazi collaborator who led the pro-fascist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B). Lviv has become the epicenter of neo-fascist activity in Ukraine, with elected Svoboda officials waging a campaign to rename its airport after Bandera and successfully changing the name of Peace Street to the name of the Nachtigall Battalion, a WW2 Ukraine Nazi OUN-B wing that participated directly in the Holocaust. “’Peace’ is a holdover from Soviet stereotypes,” a Svoboda deputy explained.
Revered by Ukrainian nationalists as a legendary freedom fighter, Bandera’s real record was ignominious at best. After participating in a campaign to assassinate Ukrainians who supported accommodation with the Polish during the 1930’s, Bandera’s forces set themselves to ethnically cleanse western Ukraine of Poles in 1943 and 1944. In the process, they killed over 90,000 Poles and many Jews, whom Bandera’s top deputy and acting “Prime Minister,” Yaroslav Stetsko, were determined to exterminate.
Bandera held fast to fascist ideology in the years after the war, advocating a totalitarian, ethnically pure Europe while his affiliated Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) carried out a doomed armed struggle against the Soviet Union. The bloodbath he inspired ended when KGB agents assassinated him in Munich in 1959.
The Right Connections
Many surviving OUN-B members fled to Western Europe and the United States – occasionally with CIA help – where they quietly forged political alliances with right-wing elements. “You have to understand, we are an underground organization. We have spent years quietly penetrating positions of influence,” one member told journalist Russ Bellant, who documented the group’s resurgence in the United States in his 1988 book, “Old Nazis, New Right, and the Republican Party.”
In Washington, the OUN-B reconstituted under the banner of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), an umbrella organization comprised of “complete OUN-B fronts,” according to Bellant.
By the mid-1980’s, the Reagan administration was honeycombed with UCCA members, with the group’s chairman Lev Dobriansky, serving as ambassador to the Bahamas, and his daughter, Paula, sitting on the National Security Council. Reagan personally welcomed Stetsko, the Banderist leader who oversaw the massacre of 7000 Jews in Lviv, into the White House in 1983.
“Your struggle is our struggle,” Reagan told the former Nazi collaborator. “Your dream is our dream.”
When the Justice Department launched a crusade to capture and prosecute Nazi war criminals in 1985, UCCA snapped into action, lobbying Congress to halt the initiative. “The UCCA has also played a leading role in opposing federal investigations of suspected Nazi war criminals since those queries got underway in the late 1970’s,” Bellant wrote. “Some UCCA members have many reasons to worry – reasons which began in the 1930’s.”
Still an active and influential lobbying force in Washington, the UCCA does not appear to have shed its reverence for Banderist nationalism. In 2009, on the 50th anniversary of Bandera’s death, the group proclaimed him “a symbol of strength and righteousness for his followers” who “continue[s] to inspire Ukrainians today.”
A year later, the group honored the 60th anniversary of the death of Roman Shukhevych, the OUN-B commander of the Nachtigall Battalion that slaughtered Jews in Lviv and Belarus, calling him a “hero” who “fought for honor, righteousness…”
America rejects overwhelming will of the Crimean people
After the false Gulf of Tonkin Incident which never happened, and the killing of over one million Vietnamese in order to transfer billions from the taxpayer to the: military, financial, industrial establishment
After the invasion and occupation of Grenada by Ronald Reagan for the purpose of overthrowing the government of that small Caribbean island nation which was supported by both American political parties.
After the invasion and occupation of Panama by Bush the elder and throwing its President Noriega into a US prison which was supported by both American political parties.
After the years long American effort to break up Yugoslavia by fomenting the bloody succession wars, and the weeks of intense bombing of Serbia to break off Kosovo.
After the invasion of Afghanistan which was decided and agreements made with surrounding countries, months BEFORE 9/11.
After the bombing of sewage and water treatment plants as well as the herbicide spraying of planted crops in Iraq by the Clinton administration in the name of enforcing a “no fly zone” after the Desert Storm operation by Bush the elder. Of course it too was supported by both American political parties.
After the illegal and unconstitutional Patriot Act deprived American citizens of all of their constitutional rights.
All of the above either violated US law or international treaties to which the US was bound by virtue of being a signatory.
The United States government, with a straight face, rejected the democratic rights of the Crimean people, who decided in a referendum with 93% exit poll approval to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
Once Crimea separates from Ukraine the big issue will be the Ukraine forces based in the Crimea and how to remove them without conflict.
The United States is now preparing to unleash a totally unnecessary cold war with Russia in support of the Svoboda Ukrainian National Socialist [Nazi] party to forward their New World Order by crating an economic crises causing the world to set up a new international monetary system with a powerful world bank and Special Drawing Rights to replace the dollar as the International reserve currency.
This was already approved at the St Petersburg G 8 meet and the present crisis is being contrived to convince the public to go along.
Special Drawing Rights already exist; the crisis is to sell the smaller nations and the world public on the need to replace the US dollar with SDR’s as the new International Reserve Currency.
This change will insulate the world from any future issues with the American dollar or any other national currency.