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F. William Engdahl
The events in Ukraine since the start of anti-Yanukovich protests last November have been reported in Germany and in the Western mainstream media such that we are led to believe the ousted Yanukovich regime was evil and the new regime are the good democrats. What has been deliberately censored from Western media is the reality on the ground. Here are a number of amateur videos filmed during and after the coup that paint an alarming picture of the new regime that now might join NATO if Washington has its way.
While thousands of honest Ukrainians protested peacefully for change and against the official corruption, the control of the opposition was always in the hands of brutal, organized neo-nazi groups such as Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) and, behind them, the hard-core trained killers of UNA-UNSO (Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian National Defense Organization) headed by Andrei Shkil, former adviser of the corrupt Julya Timoschenko. The fascist thugs, in many ways comparable to the Black Shirts of Mussolini fascists, are tied intimately to the parliamentary party, Svoboda, of Oleh Tyahnybok.
Tyahnybok in 2004 was expelled from Parliament, where he had a seat under another party, for a speech where he called on Ukrainians to fight against a "Muscovite-Jewish mafia," and celebrated the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) during World War II for having fought "Moscovites, Germans, Jews and other scum who wanted to take away our Ukrainian state.”1 Responding to subsequent public criticism, he said he was not anti-Semitic, but pro-Ukrainian!
After that incident, the friends of Tyahnybok in the Le Pen FN party in France began advising Svoboda on how to polish its image and downplay its anti-semitic views. It was a PR move, little more, aimed to get political influence.
Both the US State Department Assistant Secretary, neo-con Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland, and National Endowment for Democracy’s Senator John McCain, have met and embraced Tyahnybok. They well know who these people are.
Svoboda was founded in 1991 as the Social-National Party of Ukraine, deliberately suggesting an infamous German party from the Second World War era. They trace their roots to a pro-Nazi Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera, whose Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was implicated together with the Nazis in killing of Ukrainian Jews. 2 Their original symbol was a stylized Swastika:
Svoboda’s Original Party Logo in the 1990s
Svoboda now has five party members in the new “self-elected” regime of NATO-backed “acting” Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who himself was the choice of Nuland according to her leaked phone call last month with US Kiev Ambassador Pyatt.
The true character of the mob that the US and EU have backed in Ukraine is best shown in a series of videos that have been but online.
Here follows a private video of the takeover of Ukraine’s Parliament by Svoboda and other right-wing groups, beating up the elected Yanukovich parliament members. In the days just after the coup a member of the Yanukovich coalition, Partia Regionov, begins a speech in Russian language. Then Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok comes to the podium and forbids him to speak the language of the “enemy.” After that begins a barroom brawl led by Svoboda against the others. Note the Svoboda MP with the long ponytail. He led the beating later of the head of Ukrainian TV 1:
1 Rudling, Per Anders (2013). Ruth Wodak and John E. Richardson, ed. The Return of the Ukrainian Far Right: The Case of VO Svoboda. New York: Routledge. pp. 229247.
2 Sabina Zawadzki, Mark Hosenball and Stephen Grey, In Ukraine, nationalists gain influence - and scrutiny, Reuters, March 18, 2014, accessed in http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-ukraine-crisis-farright-insight-idUSBREA2H0K620140318
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