After Mr Cameron’s slavish following of Berlin and Washington, his sending of British army personnel to aid the corrupt Government in Kiev and his Hitlerite advocacy of an EU “stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals” it comes as no surprise to witness the prominence of fascist symbols and behaviour in the Ukraine he helped to create.
It has been assumed by the naive schoolboys who run British Foreign policy (and their lackeys in the media) that Russia’s accusations of the rise of Fascism and German and American Imperialism in Eastern Europe, particularly in Ukraine, are just the old regurgitation of Marxist Soviet propaganda in which anyone who is not a socialist must be a fascist. But The Russian State today long ago turned to the early forms of capitalism, is more Christian than the West, has an independent press alongside the State versions, has allowed its former satellites in Eastern Europe to become sovereign countries and (at least until the recent imbecilic western sanctions) part of the western trading and financial system.
Moreover the accusations of Fascism are perfectly justifiable, even on the non socialist definitions usual in western democracies.
It was Yugoslavia (where Russia felt it was too weak to intervene on behalf of its anti fascist Slav and Orthodox brothers in Serbia) that blatantly fascist movements harking back to the Nazi and Fascist domination of second world war Yugoslavia arose from the past. You do not need to be a communist to appreciate the resurgence in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo of fascist movements and ideologies often based on the names of the Waffen SS divisions of the Hitler period – the Kosovo “Skenderbeg” and the Croatian Bosnian “Handzar” for whom the late Muslim President of Bosnia (praised by today’s Germans and the Buffoon Paddy Ashdown) had been a war time recruiter.
Ukraine was remarkably willing to collaborate with the invading Nazis. Their own Waffen SS division was called “Galizien” and its lion symbol and its SS insignia are prominent on the streets of Kiev today after Nazi gangs played a major role in driving out the democratically elected Government in 2014.
Many leading Ukrainian Nazis were allowed to escape through the safe “ratline” organised by the Vatican after the war and not long ago an ITV programme in the UK revealed that 8,000 Ukrainian war criminals had been allowed into the UK just after the second world war.
By then it was well established that members of the Nightingale battalion, a Ukrainian police unit which later joined the SS Galizien division, took part in the mass murder of thousands of Jews in Lvov in June 1941. Galizien troops also murdered more than 800 Polish civilians in the village of Huta Pieniacka in February 1944, and killed 44 unarmed civilians, including children, in the village of Chlaniov in August of the same year.
Members of the Ukrainian Self Defence Legion, another unit which later
merged with the division, suppressed the Warsaw uprising in autumn
1944. Some of the men allowed into the UK helped capture downed British and American airmen, who were then handed over to the Gestapo, the programme, made by Yorkshire Television, claimed.
In the ignorant minds of the typical British and American politician that was all in the past and there is not a trace of Nazism or Fascism in the modern day European Union as it pushes East with NATO’s military help – providing profitable markets for German and American big business. My books “Europe’s Full Circle”, “Fascist Europe Rising” and “And into the Fire” show what a disastrous myth that is and Ukraine is but the latest most blatant example of the resurgence of Nazi ideas.
Today’s Ukrainian youth march with the old SS Galizien insignia
Exactly as in the former Yugoslavia where NATO backed Germany’s support of Croatia where the old fascist emblems persist, where fascist clerics are memorialised, where football supporters form swastikas on the terraces so here in Ukraine the SS Galizien lion appears on the football terraces:
and young girls’ fashion icons include the swastika:
No wonder then that Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who came to power on the back of this extreme nationalist and neo Nazi uprising recently described the Russian resistance to that takeover as a “threat to world order” and said: “We can all very well remember the Soviet invasion of the Ukraine and Germany. This must be prevented from happening again”. In other words the defeat of the Nazis was a mistake! As even the German Weekly Der Freitag wrote recently:
“That Ukraine has a Nazi problem is by now sufficiently known. (…) Now Yatsenyuk has compared today’s Russia with the 1940 Soviet Union, and Germany to the Third Reich. This, without being contradicted, in a major German news program, in 2015“
The Ukrainian insurgents who overthrew their Government with the help of German political foundations and the German secret services in 2014 had close connections with German Nazis, particularly in Munich. The German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, as reported previously on this site, shook hands with a neo nazi Ukrainian leader following the fall of the democratically elected Government and today’s federation of German industry is benefiting rather more from their country’s takeover of Ukraine than did Hitler’s industry – although many are now nervous of what business they are losing in Russia as a result.
We can ignore the similarities between nazi Europe of the 1930s and 1940s and today’s Europe for so long but eventually the evidence is so clear, even to the insular British and American euro-fanatics, that surely one day the penny will drop? – probably not before it is too late to prevent another war!