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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Zakharchenko and Pushilin Rap Junta Recognition of UPA and OUN as “Freedom Fighters”

00 galician nationalism. 26.03.15


00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Muzzle 'em! 2014


00 the pro-american liberal pigs 1. 29.07.14


Chairman of the DNR Government A V Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainian Verkhovnaya Rada launched an irreversible process leading to the final disintegration of the Ukraine by its assertion that the OUN and UPA were “freedom fighters”, stating, “they’re trying to embroil Russia and the Ukraine by making such a law. This attempt to glorify UPA terrorists is farcical. This ‘historic’ declaration causes nothing but disgust and revulsion. However, it IS historical, because this action today formalises the victory of fascism in the Ukraine. Very soon, most Ukrainians will conclude that the country is kaput. The Ukrainian leadership launched an irreversible process leading to the complete disintegration of the country”.

Today, the Rada recognised the activities of the OUN and UPA as “struggles for Ukrainian independence”. On the second reading, the Rada adopted a law on “the legal status of participants in the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century”. 271 People’s Deputies voted for the bill; the bill only needed 226 votes to pass it. The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was an extremist Far Right political faction that operated mainly in the Western Ukraine. To achieve its goal of creating an “independent” Ukraine, the OUN used extremist methods, including terrorism. The OUN’s actions had an obvious anti-Polish, anti-Soviet, and anti-Semitic slant. During the Great Patriotic War, the OUN cooperated with Nazi German intelligence agencies and fought against the Soviets. In 1943, the OUN formed the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). The OUN actively promoted recruitment efforts for the 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “Galizien” (galizische/ukrainische SS-Division Nr 1)  {a VOLUNTEER SS division guilty of many atrocities and war-crimes: editor}. According to scholarly research, the OUN and UPA killed at least a million people, including about 200,000 Poles.


Today, D V Pushilin, Vice-Chairman of the DNR People’s Soviet told our correspondent in an interview that the Rada should be ashamed for passing an “appalling bill” recognising the OUN and UPA as Ukrainian “freedom fighters”, noting, “Our grandfathers drove the fascist scum and their minions like S A BanderaR I Shukhevich, and others not only from their own land, but also from Europe. It’s repellent to see how many people simply resign themselves to the fact that this rewrites history, defacing the memory of what our heroic ancestors did, cancelling out major people’s holidays celebrating our multinational (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Georgian, Armenian, et al) achievement! Could you really possibly take this, and just give in to a bunch of radicals and vote almost unanimously in the Verkhovnaya Rada for such an infamous bill? For shame!”

9 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



Friday, 27 February 2015

27 February 2015. Zionist Pigs Rough Up Palestinians Protecting Land From Jewish Squatters

00 israeli pigs rough up palestinians. 27.02.15


Zionist cops rough up Palestinians protecting their land from “settler” squatters. One can be anti-Zionist and not be anti-Semitic. That’s my position. The Israeli Settler State is a temporary Crusader State. Judaism is permanent and a respected religion. There’s little convergence between the two. Ponder that if you will… one last thing, the settlers are the terrorists, not the Palestinians… get your mind right…


Israeli Settler Attacks on Christian and Muslim Holy Places

00.0b Putin in Jerusalem. 06.12


Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. 

Proverbs 10.12

I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. 

Gospel according to St John 8.12


Every day, I wake up and stare at the new illegal Israeli settlement right in front of my kitchen window. It’s been a very different life as a Greek-American living in a Palestinian Christian village that my husband loves so much.  This morning, after listening to news that I didn’t understand about a church building put on fire and terrible hate slogans about Christ, I started to call all of my friends to get some information from the ground. Sometimes, just because something is in the news doesn’t mean it happened exactly that way. It was a great comfort that so many people were extremely busy that some of us didn’t exactly know or understand the details of what happened. Somehow, we try every day to continue a normal pattern of working or functioning with terrible evil all around us. How does one keep sanity with such craziness? May God have mercy, since I feel that we’ve gone backwards to the first century.

Finally, at the end of the day, after speaking with Bishop Demetri of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, he confirmed that two unknown men wearing black masks, who broke a bathroom window, attacked the seminary on Mount Zion in Jerusalem before dawn. They threw a homemade bomb, setting the building on fire. The fire department responded by putting the fire out without anyone being hurt in this awful hate crime. Graffiti on the outside walls written in Hebrew blasphemed Christ. My dear friend Dan said that the relics of St Philoumenos were kept at the Mount Zion Seminary until 2009, before being returned to the Church of St Photini at Jacob’s Well, where fanatic settlers brutally killed the saint on 29 November 1979. Bishop Demetri helped me understand that the seminary of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate has operated for more than 300 years with local and Greek teachers giving instruction to about 15 students, aged 12 to 17, in general education and in Greek, English, and Arabic. The new principal is Hieromonk Nicholas, a Greek-Australian. He replaced the late Fr Photius, who served as a principal for over twenty years. The community is peaceful and a witness for Christ’s love and peace.

This vicious attack on our precious holy sites today comes after fanatic settlers also burned a mosque near Bethlehem on Wednesday morning. This terrible violence on Palestinian Christian and Muslim holy places is occurring on the 21st anniversary of the massacre of 29 Palestinian worshipers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron by an American-born Israeli settler, Baruch Goldstein. May God forgive him. However, I surely challenge my church leadership to have a loud voice for a just peace.

May the Light of Christ shine in this terrible dark time in the world and may the Love of Christ overpower evil. Let us pray to see the humanity in each other.

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Maria C Khoury

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THIS is what Ted Cruz praised when he spat on Arab religious leaders. May God forgive him his blasphemy. Why is there is no outcry in the US Congress when Jewish settler terrorists attack? WHY? That’s why I hate Ted Cruz and his ilk so bitterly.

V V Putin stands up for Palestinian Christians. The USA kicks them in the face. I seem to see a difference…


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Is Europe Overlooking the Far-Right “Foreign Fighter” Issue in the Ukraine?

00 UPA pigs. 30.07.14


Think of a “foreign fighter”. Are they a young male, aged 19-29, probably, of Middle Eastern origin, and possibly a Muslim? Are they associated with the concern and debate over Syria and Iraq? To most people, it’s more than likely that this image comes to mind. This isn’t necessary wrong, but it’s definitely not completely accurate. Yet, we must raise a question… are extremist Islamist fighters the only foreign fighters Europe should worry about?

The answer is no. Currently, returning Far Right fighters from the Ukraine is a threat most overlook. The conflict in the Ukraine provides an environment where foreign right-wing paramilitary groups form without any opposition. Both pro-Russian and Ukrainian Nationalists have operational paramilitary groups that hold extreme rightwing views, ties to neo-Nazism, and welcome foreigners as fighters. The Azov Battalion stands as a prime example of a violent rightwing group that attracted foreign volunteers. This neo-Nazi group boasts a number of foreign participants, including “Russians, Swedes, and a Canadian“. Their emblem includes the “Black Sun” occult symbol, used by the Nazi SS during World War II. The unit’s founder, Andrei Biletsky, also heads “two other neo-Nazi groups“. Most worrying is their polished social media page with powerful Far Right ideological material in English. This makes recruiting more accessible for any potential fighters who wish to join.

Foreign fighters operating in Eastern Europe aren’t a new phenomenon. During the Russo-Chechen conflict in 1995, there was a heavy influx of foreign fighters into the region. Therefore, why should we be concerned this time around? Arguably, the danger from a returning Far Right fighter from the Ukraine is no different from that of a returning fighter from Syria. An individual with radical views with good training could commit or help in committing a violent attack. Currently attached to the Azov Battalion is a Swedish national, named “Mikael Skillt“, a trained sniper with 7 years’ experience in the Swedish Army. Currently, he has a “7,000 USD bounty” on his head, due to the danger that he poses to [Novorossiyan forces]. A man with his skills, who describes himself as an “ethnic nationalist”, who holds extremist views, has the potential to be very dangerous.

The conflict’s brutality could also have an effect on a fighter. A group of rightwing Ukrainian nationalists, who refer to themselves as the Aidar Battalion, reportedly have committed war crimes. The reports from local media suggest widespread abuse from “abductions, unlawful detention, and beheadings“. It’s possible that PTSD could affect any returning fighter. Without treatment, it leaves open the chance that a person, with military training, who’s already committed violence, could snap under the right circumstances and commit a random attack. There have been some cases across Europe were people with mental health issues embark on violent sprees. Also, there’s a very serious possibility that a foreign fighter in the Ukraine may have a radicalising impact on others when they return.

It’s completely understandable that the issue of returning Islamic fighters has taken precedence. Attacks in Paris pushed the issue to centre stage. The high volume of traffic to Syria and Iraq from Europe outweighs that of people going to the Ukraine to fight. However, it only takes one returning Far Right fighter to commit an attack causing utter devastation. Anders Breivik was a lone violent Far Right actor, yet, he was responsible for one of Europe’s most horrific terrorist attack. Imagine a returning fighter from the Ukraine, with military training, who’s experienced combat, and has access to connections and weaponry doing the same thing. One can hope that some attention shifts towards Far Right fighters in the Ukraine, even though the conflict has mostly dropped out of the mainstream attention. However, as long as there are organisations willing to raise the issue and attempting to counter the Far Right narrative, then, there’s still hope. The threat is there and it’s very real. Let’s all just hope that we don’t learn this lesson the hard way.

23 January 2015

Lewis Barton

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