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Robert Parry: Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists


by Systematic

Members of a Chechen battalion fighting against Russian-backed rebels in Lysychansk, Ukraine, in February. Credit Olya Engalycheva/Associated Press

Robert Parry writes:

In a curiously upbeat account, The New York Times reports that Islamic militants have joined with Ukraine’s far-right and neo-Nazi battalions to fight ethnic Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. It appears that no combination of violent extremists is too wretched to celebrate as long as they’re killing Russ-kies.

The article by Andrew E. Kramer reports that there are now three Islamic battalions “deployed to the hottest zones,” such as around the port city of Mariupol. One of the battalions is headed by a former Chechen warlord who goes by the name “Muslim,” Kramer wrote, adding:

“Another, the Azov group, is openly neo-Nazi, using the ‘Wolf’s Hook’ symbol associated with the [Nazi] SS. Without addressing the issue of the Nazi symbol, the Chechen said he got along well with the nationalists because, like him, they loved their homeland and hated the Russians.”

As casually as Kramer acknowledges the key front-line role of neo-Nazis and white supremacists fighting for the U.S.-backed Kiev regime, his article does mark an aberration for the Times and the rest of the mainstream U.S. news media, which usually dismiss any mention of this Nazi taint as “Russian propaganda.” […]

Read in full Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists at Consortium News


  1. Leonnardo says

    It’s just in the style of the famous symbolist Alfred Kubin. He makes you to see things differently without any sweet illusions; he ruins your habitual vision. And in this picture we see Merkel in accordance with this tough realistic approach of Kubin
    Ye, to a great extent we owe this scaring apocalyptic transformation of Europe, that appalling influx of Muslims to Angela Merkel. Unfortunately, it’s our disgusting reality.

  2. Anti-Israel says

    The world is is getting more and more hilarious each day.

  3. Daniel Rich says

    You’d expect these goons to travel to Palestine and fight real evil, but yeah, if that’s where your paymasters reside, what’s ya gonna do?

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