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Thursday, 13 March 2014

American Protestors: No Taxpayer Funding for Ukrainian Neo-Nazis!

00 Fascism. Bushism. 12.03.14

“Fascism – Bushism”

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The American political action group National ANSWER is mounting a campaign to “flood” Congress and the White House with thousands of e-mails demanding, “Not one cent of taxpayers’ money be spent for the new Ukrainian government”, which it described as neo-Nazi. The activists stigmatised top US State Department officials for standing arm-in-arm with neo-Nazi leaders of the Euromaidan protest movement, who now hold many of the most powerful Cabinet positions in the Ukraine, including in the military. The online campaign emphasised on its webpage that the new Ukrainian junta’s anti-Russian and anti-Semitic rhetoric spoke volumes, as did their use of Nazi-styled symbols. Those who now have seats in the Rada, and make up the core of its ruling parties also supported many acts of vandalism against war monuments to Soviet World War II vets, including Ukrainians who chose not to collaborate with the German Nazis.

The new Kiev regime is a mixed bag of rightwing and openly fascist forces, with the line between them only visible to those in the know. The movements behind the recent coup… the erstwhile Social National Party now all-Ukrainian Union Svoboda and the Right Sector… are in the ascendancy, as shown by the fact that they’ve taken over the military and other key positions in the state apparat. For instance, the junta’s Minister of Defence, Igor Tenyukh, one of the three Vice Prime Ministers, Aleksandr Sich, the head of the National Defence and Security Council Andrei Paruby, are all Svoboda neo-Nazis. In fact, Paruby co-founded Svoboda in 1991. At that time, it was the Social National Party and had the Wolfsangel (wolf-hook), which closely resembles the swastika, as its symbol. Paruby’s deputy is Dmitri Yarosh, who led the rioters of the fascist Right Sector on in Maidan. Yarosh gained notoriety after saying, “National socialist ideas are popular here. We want a clean nation, not like under Hitler, but a little bit like that”.

Today, Svoboda chieftain Oleg Tyagnibok is one of the most powerful people in the Ukraine. Speaking at memorial to a commander of the Nazi collaborationist UPA, which butchered tens of thousands of Poles, Jews, and communists, he once called on Ukrainians to fight against the “Russian-Jewish mafia”. Other notorious people in power include Oleg Makhnitsky, the Svoboda-affiliated General Procurator, who began his term in office by indicting Crimean leaders after they spoke out against the new order in Kiev, and Boris Filatov, the Deputy Head for the Southeastern Ukraine, whose approach to any anti-Kiev dissent in the east is, “Give the scum promises, give them guarantees, and, then, hang them”.

13 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/US-campaign-no-taxpayer-funding-for-Ukraine-neo-Nazis-3198/

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00 KPRF. Red Fist Smashes Nazi Swastika. 02.03.14

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Editor’s Note:

I believe that the junta timed a major provocation to coincide with Yatsenyuk’s trip to Washington. However, two things intervened to fuck it up, I think. Firstly, the Russians got wind of it… the junta is “leaky”, as it dismissed most of the pros in security; ergo, they lack the ability for serious counterintelligence and competent proactive intelligence. Furthermore, many underlings tell the Russians what’s what on the QT, as they’re convinced that the junta’s not long for this world. That’s quite bad enough… but that’s not all. Even the pro-junta Defence Minister admitted that the forces are useless… their training sucks, their equipment’s in bad order, their morale is in the toilet, their units are understrength… but I’ll betcha that their paper “ration strength” is up to TO&E so that senior officers and politicians can steal funds for THEIR mansions (after all, Yuliya, Kuchma, Kravchuk, Yushchenko, Turchinov, and Yatsenyuk did set an example, a bad one, but an example, nonetheless)… if that ain’t all, they lack proper sustenance, funding, and munitions (due to the massive graft and corruption by the Ukrainian political/oligarch class over the entire period of “independence”).

Note well the junta’s decision to form a “National Guard”. This will be a militarily worthless organisation. It wouldn’t be able to stand against the Crimean militia, let alone proper Russian troops. This element will lack training, discipline, and cohesion. It won’t have units that’ve had the proper time to season (a new formation needs at least 6-12 months to properly gel and form the bonds necessary for a steady combat unit). It’ll be an armed mob with a “licence to kill”. That is, I don’t believe that this “National Guard” is a proper military unit at all… the junta intends it as an anti-coup force and as its mailed fist against dissenters. It’s a new Schutzstaffel; in all ways, it’s a Svoboda Leibstandarte. The junta tells the world… “We seized power by force and we’ll not relinquish it. We’ll crush all those who dare disagree with us”.

All Leftists should take two things into account, firstly, Darya Mitina of the Left Front said:

Those who shout about “imperialist intervention” must remember that the primary goal of any anti-fascist front is that we eliminate the Nazi bastards. In this case, we see part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie, who aren’t in cahoots with the Nazis, who, with the help of the Russian bourgeoisie, crushes another part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie that chose to ally themselves with Nazi stormtroopers. It’s quite clear with whose side the sympathy of the majority of the Ukrainian people lies, when it suddenly came face-to-face with a criminal-Nazi dictatorship.The main problem is that if one wants to end the fascist threat, one can’t localise it to only the territory of the Crimea, that’s why Russia announced that it’s not logical to send troops only to the Crimea, but also to the rest of the Ukraine. We mustn’t and shouldn’t support a war. We must and should support attempts to prevent bloodshed. One shouldn’t confuse the desire for peace with pacifism and defeatism. If the entry of the Russian army will serve as a deterrent, to condemn such is stupid.

Secondly, VVP is setting the stage for a communist revival after his exit from politics. Recently, when he named Gennady Zyuganov one of the most influential politicians in Russia, journalists tittered. I’ll tell all Marxists out there… the Putin period is a New NEP… Putin never coddled the oligarchs as much as they’re coddled in most post-Soviet states (after all, he did make Khodorkovsky bust rocks under the Arctic sun for more than a decade). The KPRF is the only organised political force in the country at all levels, and Putin, Zyuganov, and the up-and-coming Sergei Udaltsov all know it. Never forget, VVP was a KGB counterintelligence officer… and the Organy didn’t recruit fools. Take a look at VOR, RT, and the Russian side of RIA… they’re all much more friendly to the Left than any Western media outlet is. I believe that a new Communism will arise… Land, People, Faith, and Army… a new Marxism that’d internalise the mistakes taught by the former USSR, Empire, and crapitalistic Russian Federation… a new synthesis of Patriotism, Idealism, and Religious Belief. Remember, Marxism isn’t a static construct… it’s Hegelian, which means that the thesis and antithesis contend, but it leads to a new synthesis. That is, the old “militant antitheistic communism” is dead… the new “believing and patriotic communism” is alive… it LIVES! “Socialism lived… Socialism lives… Socialism WILL live!” Note well that the West opposes that. Oh yes, John Kerry, Victoria Nuland, and Baroness Ashton call the junta’s actions and intentions “democracy”… excuse me, I’ve gotta hurl.

BMD 

 

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

It’s Begun! Banderovtsy Junta Orders Military to Open Fire on Ukrainians… Crimea the Most Peaceful Spot on the Map

00 Ukrainian rioter 01. 31.01.14

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It looks like real military action started in the Ukraine. The Banderovtsy junta moved from threats to action. Yesterday, Turchinov, the so-called “Ukrainian President” and head of the Timoshenko junta, announced that the Ukrainian forces are now on full combat readiness. “The Wrestler” Klichko issued an urgent call to mobilise the army, and Right Sector leader Dmitri Yarosh didn’t hesitate to call upon the terrorist Doku Umarov for help. We have evidence of this in the stories of eyewitnesses.

Party of Regions Rada People’s Deputy Oleg Tsaryov reported fighting in front of the checkpoint (KPP) for the base of the 25 Airborne Airmobile Brigade in the town of Gvardeiskoe in Novomoskovsk Raion (Dnepropetrovsk Oblast). He wrote, “Some guys from Dnepropetrovsk, along with one of my assistants, were on a picket line outside the base to block any movement from the base to help junta military efforts in the Crimea. A military truck attempted to drive through the people at full tilt. Airborne troops disguised in civilian clothes, looking like Right Sector thugs, tried to attack our people. Our boys on the scene were plenty tough, so they repulsed the attack. We even nicked one of ‘em. Under his civvies, he had an airborne uniform on {he probably means that the detainee wore a telnyashka and military underwear under his civvies: editor}. The atmosphere was heated and shots were fired”.

“The officers held a meeting at the base; they didn’t want to carry out the junta’s criminal orders. I got on the phone with them to talk about the junta in Kiev. I tried to tell them that these weren’t really manoeuvres. Now, I’m trying to phone the garrison commander, Oleg Mikhailovich Mikas, to tell him not to commit a crime, not to send his troops to fight against their own people. They want to send the military to fight the Berkutovtsy in the Crimea, who guard the Sivash crossings. They sent Ukrainian soldiers to shoot Ukrainians. This provocation could escalate into an international conflict. I’m sure that each officer will carefully consider his actions. If people die, they’re guilty of murder in the Ukraine; even if they flee the country, they won’t escape their guilt. We stopped one of ‘em, another five slipped past on another road. Armed paratroopers are moving towards the Crimea”.

Darya Mitina, a member of the Left Front, said, “So far, one thing is clear… a fully-fledged civil war covers all the Ukraine (at least in its central, eastern, and south-eastern parts). There’s shooting in Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, and Kharkov; there’s fighting on the highways, where druzhinniki defended roadblocks, trying to stop the march of the Ukrainian army to the Crimea. The army itself is split… some units refused to carry out such criminal orders, whilst others carry them out. In this regard, the Crimea, which last night seemed the main subject of confrontation and potential hotbed of war, where Russian units landed today, has a chance to remain the most peaceful place on the map of the Ukraine. This leads to the conclusion that the decision taken by the Russian leadership in response to Aksyonov’s request to send military forces to aid the Crimeans was right. Already, the situation’s evolved into a civil war, it looks like the growing role of the Russian forces will be a purely peacekeeping one, what blood is being poured out is being spilt without our participation. Immediate withdrawal of Russian troops, on which some of my fellow leftists so loudly insist upon, will not only not calm the situation, but exacerbate it a thousand-fold. The Crimea will drown in blood… not only Russian blood, but the blood of Ukrainians who don’t want a fascist oligarchic dictatorship”.

“The decision on the appointment by the junta of Forbes Top Ten list members as Ukrainian Oblast governors clearly shows the true meaning of the coup, it shows who ordered it, and who’re its beneficiaries, completely dispelling the myth of the ‘national’ character of the rebellion and of its defence against ‘aggressive Russian imperialism’. Those who shout about ‘imperialist intervention’ must remember that the primary goal of any anti-fascist front is that we eliminate the Nazi bastards. In this case, we see part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie, who aren’t in cahoots with the Nazis, who, with the help of the Russian bourgeoisie, crushes another part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie that chose to ally themselves with Nazi stormtroopers. It’s quite clear with whose side the sympathy of the majority of the Ukrainian people lies, when it suddenly came face-to-face with a criminal-Nazi dictatorship”.

“The main problem is that if one wants to end the fascist threat, one can’t localise it to only the territory of the Crimea, that’s why Russia announced that it’s not logical to send troops only to the Crimea, but also to the rest of the Ukraine. We mustn’t and shouldn’t support a war. We must and should support attempts to prevent bloodshed. One shouldn’t confuse the desire for peace with pacifism and defeatism. If the entry of the Russian army will serve as a deterrent, to condemn such is stupid”.

2 March 2014

Nakanune.ru

http://www.nakanune.ru/news/2014/3/2/22343298

 

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