Oliver Stone’s documentary Untold History noted:
Truman approved creating a guerrilla army code-named “Nightingale” in the Ukraine. Originally set up by the Nazis in 1941, it was a group of ultra-nationalists. They would, as Stone describes, wreak havoc on the “famine-wrecked region where Soviet control was loose, carrying out the murder of thousands of Jews, Soviets and Poles, who opposed a separate Ukrainian state”. The CIA would parachute “infiltrators” into the country as well to further “dislodge Soviet control”.
Sounds nuts, right? However, American historian and former Under Secretary of the Air Force Townsend Hoopes and Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley confirmed:
One group that particularly attracted CIA attention and support was the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), a political-military underground movement that long fought for Ukrainian independence… first against the Poles in the 1920s when Poland controlled the Ukraine and after 1939 against the Soviets. Although violently anti-Russian, the OUN was itself totalitarian and Fascist in character, as well as anti-Semitic. The Nazis poured money into the OUN after the German invasion of Russia and pretended to support the goal of Ukrainian national independence. In return, a large OUN militia, code-named Nachtigall, or Nightingale, provided local administrators, informers, and killers for the German invaders. Nazi-sponsored OUN police and militia formations participated in “thousands of instances of mass murders of Jews and of families suspected of aiding Red Army partisans”. …
When the Soviets drove the Germans out of the Ukraine, many OUN members who had served the Nazis’ police formations and execution squads fled with them, but several thousand retreated into the Carpathian Mountains to fight another day against the hated Soviet government. This remaining Nightingale group fascinated the CIA and it recruited them essentially en bloc. To bring its leaders to the United States for training and indoctrination required special bureaucratic exertions, as well as an immigration law permitting admitting 100 such immigrants per year, provided the Director of the CIA, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service all personally stated that the action was vital to national security. As one army intelligence officer noted sardonically, one wing of the CIA was hunting Ukrainian Nazis to bring them to trial at Nuremberg, while another wing was recruiting them. …
After training in the USA, the CIA parachuted Nightingale leaders into the Ukraine to link up with their compatriots and to carry out measures of subversion, agitation, and sabotage, including assassination. …
[US Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal] vigorously supported the program and presumably participated in the approval of the basic NSC charters as a member of the National Security Council.
The leader of the Nightingale group was S A Bandera. See this. The leader of the “protests” in February 2014, which led to the ouster of legitimate Ukrainian President V F Yanukovich, was neo-Nazi and follower of Stepan Bandera A V Paruby. In other words, 70 years ago, the USA supported the types of fascists who’re now in control of the Ukraine.
Another little known historical fact is that… in 1997… former US National Security Advisor and high-level Obama policy advisor Zbigniew Brzeziński called for the USA to take the Ukraine away from Russia. Almost a month before the ouster of the Ukrainian president in February, a high-level US State Department official… Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland, wife of arch-neocon Robert Kagan… announced plans to promote a “new government” in the Ukraine.
5 May 2014