Or, What the Americans Are Not Being Told
Even Democracy Now!, like the PBS, can’t bring itself to tell the American public their army is now training neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
As we reported on April 17, the 300 U.S. troops belonging to 173rd Airborne (stationed in Vincenza, Italy) had arrived that day at the Yavoriv military base in the Lvov Region to begin training not the Ukrainiain regular army or, as DemocracyNow! puts it their “Ukrainian counterparts” — but specifically members of the National Guard.
Even Voice of America admits as much, in its otherwise shameless propaganda piece which omits to tell its readers who the “Right Sector” group actually are. In the same article, a piece worthy of Goebbels’s own propaganda machine, VOA describes Andriy Parubiy, the co-founder of the neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (subsequently renamed Svoboda) as “a ramrod-straight figure who led Maidan self-defense forces and became Ukraine’s effective head of security as secretary of the National Defense and Security Council.” That VOA, an organ of the U.S. state, does its best to deliberately conceal Parubiy’s high standing in a neo-Nazi party is understandable since it was the U.S., represented by its State Department officials such as Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt, American ambassador to Kiev, who engineered the February 2014 coup in Kiev which brought a coalition of fascist and neo-Nazi parties to power in Ukraine.
That DemocracyNow! does the same is far more disturbing because it demonstrates the degree to which self-censorship and the practice of tacit concealment of embarrassing truths is becoming the norm in American progressive and some alternative media circles, too.
The truth, unpalatable to both the PBS and DemocracyNow!, is that the National Guard of Ukraine, as we and many other alternate media outfits have been reporting, is made up of the notorious Azov Battalion, Praviy Sektor neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalist paramilitary groups Kiev has decided to bring under its wing and use in its ethnic-cleansing campaign in Donbass.
Thus, the real news is that the American military is now training self-identified neo-Nazi troops in Lvov, where Svoboda, the party which the American-Jewish newspaper the Algemeiner had described as anti-Semitic and Nazi in its ideology two years ago, i.e. before the EuroMaidan “popular” revolution, has most adherents and greatest popularity. Here’s the Algemeiner on Svoboda in May 2013:
In Ukraine, the noisiest anti-Semitic group is the Svoboda (“Freedom”) party. Established in 1991 as the “Social-National Party of Ukraine” under the SS-era symbol of the Wolfsangel. In 2004, with new leader Oleh Tyahnybok, the party renamed itself and adopted innocuous symbols.
That, however, didn’t change the Nazi characteristic of the party.
As to who the Right Sector paramilitary group that’s now part of the National Guard being trained by the U.S. Army is may be gleaned from the fact that even the conservative British paper The Telegraph refers to it as “the far-Right Pravy Sektor.” Back in January 2014, the liberal Guardian had this to say about Praviy Sektor:
Pravy Sektor, a murky grouping of nationalist and far-right groups, has said it is co-ordinating the violence, and the coalition represents very different ideals from the initial protest goal of closer links with the European Union.
Far-right, of course, is the politically correct NATO and EU euphemism for “fascist” and “neo-Nazi”. It’s not a term The Telegraph can bring itself to apply to the Azov Battalion, now also part of the National Guard, whom it describes straight-forwardly as a “neo-Nazi brigade.”
These, then, are the people whom the U.S. soldiers from 173rd Airborne have now begun training how to better kill and drive from their ancestral lands the people of Donbass.