US Administration Directly Supports Neo-Nazis in Ukraine and its Parliament
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Claims that there are no Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine and the Ukrainian parliament, and that the USA does not support Fascists, have been rebutted at numerous occasions. Last weekend, when the US, French, British, Polish and German – backed “opposition” seized Parliament with masked gunmen and voted 360 – 0 to oust the President, the White House responded by releasing a statement that praised the “constructive work” done by the Ukrainian parliament. Does the USA support Neo-Nazis?
In an editorial, the Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, points out that Svoboda, a Neo-Nazi party, is the fourth biggest party in the Ukraine, holding 36 seats out of 450 in parliament.
Svoboda is also part of the Alliance of European National Movements, along with the BNP and Jobbik, states Chossudovsky, adding that Svoboda is directly supported by Washington. Chossudovsky published a photo of Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnbok, doing the Svoboda party salute when he was reelected as their “leader”.
The Ukrainian parliament in Kiev is at the present time solely dominated by the UDAR party of former heavy-weight boxer Vitaly Klitchko, the Batkivshchyna party of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and the ultra nationalist Svoboda party, led by Oleg Tyagnibok. It is, however,the ultra nationalist and racist Svoboda party, that honors former Ukrainian SS Brigades as “Liberators”, that controls the military part of the coup d’état.
The fact that Svoboda is a Fascist, Neo-Nazi and racist party was pointed out already in December, when the Russian analyst and consultant, Igor Alexeev, published an article about the economic background for the European Union’s “interest” in the Ukraine and warned, that Svoboda is rooted in Nazi collaboration. Alexeev wrote:
Svoboda also honors “Ukrainian veterans” who fought with the Nazis against the Soviet Union during the Second World War in the Waffen SS-Galicia and the party is fighting against a threat which they describe as “Jew Communism.” The issue has been described in an article by Michael Goldfarb in the Global Post, titled “Ukraine’s nationalist party embraces Nazi ideology”.
Regardless the fact that the character of Svoboda has been openly published and well known, both the USA and core EU member states embrace the party, denying that they support Neo-Nazis or Fascists.
Chossudovsky underlines the point in his editorial, with a photo of the Chairman of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee, Senator John McCain, together with Svoboda “leader” Tyahnbok, who not long before his meeting with McCain appeared on national television, brandishing an ax, saying that a party like Svoboda needs a war to to flourish.
Chossudovsky, Lehmann and other analysts who have followed the situation in the Ukraine closely, repeatedly pointed out that the west supports Neo-Nazis and fascists in the Ukraine as vanguard, as Chossudovsky puts it, or as storm troopers, as Lehmann puts it, for the “opposition”, while marketing the violence, as protests for freedom and democracy.
Lehmann stressed, that the modus operandi used by the USA, France, the UK and the USA has been virtually identical from the subversion of former Yugoslavia, over Libya and Syria to the Ukraine with the only difference being that it is not radical Islamists but radical Fascists which are being used in the Ukraine. In the case of Yugoslavia, it was, in fact, both Neo-Nazis and radical Islamists. Lehmann points out that the testimony of the retired French Brig. Gen. Pierre Marie Galois is key to understanding the modus operandi and the relation between Neo-Nazis, Fascists and Islamist Terrorists.
Neo-Nazi and Fascist organizations in the Ukraine have existed, in small numbers, since the end of the Second World War. Underground SS survivor organizations, residual elements of the nationalist OUN which arose after the First World War have existed in the Ukraine, in small numbers ever since. None of them, however, would have had the strength to develop into a political force, and an armed and uniformed force that would have been strong enough to take over a parliament in a central European capital without support from intelligence services, without money, and without political cover.
It is noteworthy that retired French Brigadier General Galois stressed that the subversion of Yugoslavia was Germany’s revenge against the Serbs for its losses in WW II and that Germany was about to reset the map to pre-world war two conditions in cooperation with the EU, France, Britain and the USA.
Is Germany supporting Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine? Are France and the UK supporting the project? Is the USA supporting Neo-Nazis and Fascists in the Ukraine for its own, geopolitical reasons as pivot against Russia?
After the parliament of the Ukraine, on Saturday, announced that it had adopted to remove President Yanukovich from his post with 380 – 0 votes, the Washington Post reported that the White House released a statement that praised the “constructive work” done by the Ukrainian parliament and urged “the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity.”
The fact that the government is occupied by masked gunmen was omitted in the name of “Freedom and Democracy – Washington Style”.
Ch/L – nsnbc 24.02.2014