Ukraine War! What Is It Good For? The Nazi Agenda

Iain Davis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is technically illegal under international law. In Part 2 we discussed why international law means virtually nothing: it does not apply equally to all states and is therefore no law at all. We also talked about why Russia also had legitimate security concerns and yet the United Nations did nothing to alleviate them.

Russia’s position in the global and specifically the European energy market gave it the leverage it is using to counter NATO expansionism. This is contrary to US interests, since the European Union could potentially threaten US dominance of the NATO alliance. Ukraine, as the main transit hub for Russian gas supplies to Europe, was a choke point.

The US and Russia engaged in a diplomatic mini-Cold War. As NATO raced eastward, Russia and Germany constructed the Nord Stream pipelines with a view to ending their mutual over-exposure in a politically unstable Ukraine. By circumnavigating Ukraine, both EU aspirations and Russia’s security vulnerabilities could be addressed. Those goals were unacceptable to the US.

Going back further, in Part 1 we looked at Ukraine’s turbulent history and the deep divisions in its political landscape. Despite Ukrainian people consistently voting for socialism, we noted that it was the National Socialists who, due to their willingness to use extreme violence, seized disproportionate political power as a result of the Euromaidan coup.

The National Socialists (Nazis), did not achieve this power without international support. The US, seeking to scupper Russia’s bid to have a closer relationship with the EU, was willing to work with the Nazis to facilitate their planned coup. The ramifications for Ukraine were disastrous.

Ukrainain Nazis Rise To Power With Western Support

The far-right political movement, predominantly constructed from Svoboda, the Right Sector (RS) and affiliated groups, does not enjoy widespread popular support in Ukraine. In the 2019 parliamentary elections, the people overwhelmingly voted for the Servant of the People (SN) and the Opposition Platform (OP) parties.

The SN is a centrist party in Ukrainian politics and, on the surface, appears to be similar to other European neoliberal, progressive parties. Meanwhile, the pro-Russian OP formed the official opposition in the Verkhovna Rada.

The far-right was practically wiped out in the election. The Russian allegation that the Ukraine is practically a Nazi state is propaganda. Sadly, this does not mean that the Russian military objective of “denazification” of Ukraine is groundless.

Unfortunately for the Ukrainian people, the far-right, largely through SN, remains a powerful force in the nation’s politics. To understand how this is possible in the absence of any Nazi electoral support, we must look at the influence of foreign governments and globalist oligarchs. We’ll consider the oligarch capture of SN in Part 4.

After the Euromaidan coup of 2014, Russia completed its so-called “annexation” of Crimea without firing a shot. The move angered some Ukrainians, who viewed their security services as next to useless. But when volunteer battalions of the RS went to the front in the Donbas war, with the assistance of the Ukrainian media, they were praised for being defenders of the state.

Most Ukrainians remained opposed to the RS. Nonetheless, the increasing support the RS received further emboldened all the neo-Nazi groups. In 2015, they held a Torchlight march in Kyiv, which was well-attended and well-received.

We must remember that the RS, Svoboda, C14, White Hammer, the National Corps and other neo-Nazi incarnations would not have been able to pull off their power grab without the support of the US-led NATO alliance.

Victoria Nuland, acting first as US special envoy on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (2010–2011) then as a State Department spokesperson, was a key figure in the US support for the Euromaidan coup and for the neo-Nazis who led it.

She liaised with the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, to orchestrate the neo-Nazi takeover. By 2013, the US had established so-called TechCamps in Ukraine. Speaking in the Rada on 20 November 2013, the day before the Euromaidan protests began, pro-Russian MP Oleg Tsaryov revealed that US TechCamps had been established in Ukraine to foment revolution.

Tsaryov claimed that these TechCamps schooled activists on how to use information warfare techniques to undermine government institutions. His revelations could perhaps be dismissed as uncorroborated and partisan were it not for the fact that the revolution he was predicting took place a couple of months after he delivered his warning.

The now-infamous phone call between Nuland and Pyatt has largely been reported in the West with a focus upon Nuland’s “fuck the EU” comment. But that was perhaps the least interesting aspect of the call.

Their bugged conversation was leaked on 4 February 2014, more than two weeks before the Maidan square massacre and the formal transition of power. It revealed that the form of the new government had already been drawn up by the US and that the plan was sanctioned at the very highest level of the US administration.

It also showed that the US State Department knew it was working in partnership with the neo-Nazis—the very groups who slaughtered fellow citizens to give the coup its final push. Their conversation made it clear that Nuland and Pyatt had absolutely no respect for Ukrainian democracy or for democratic principles in general. Thus, the current US-led Western alliance’s reprimand of Russia for ignoring democratic values is nothing but rank hypocrisy.

There are some notable excerpts from the transcript of the conversation. Nuland asked Pyatt, “What do you think?” His reply, “I think we’re in play,” clearly indicates that the US administration had a preconceived plan. Pyatt then acknowledged that the US had already decided that Vitali Klitschko wouldn’t “be in the government,” despite his being a prominent Maidan leader and the proposed Deputy Prime Minister.

Prior to the completion of the coup, Klitschko announced he was going to run for president. But having been offered no government role after the coup, he withdrew his presidential candidacy and suddenly announced he was running for Mayor of Kyiv instead. He was elected in June 2014. All as ordained by Nuland.

When Nuland stated, “I think Yats is the guy,” she was referring to Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Sure enough, following the coup, he was appointed as the Prime Minister of the Maidan government, exactly as planned. Pyatt advised Nuland that “the problem is gonna be with Tyahnybok and his guys.” This was a reference to Svoboda, the Right Sector, White Hammer, C14 and the other neo-Nazis.

Although Nuland didn’t want Tyahnybok to be in the government, she clearly envisioned the neo-Nazis remaining a powerful political force in Ukraine. In order for the Maidan government to operate as required, Nuland advised Pyatt that the chosen Prime Minister, Yatsenyuk, needed:

Klitsch and Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week.

The new US-appointed Maidan government would go on to work closely with the neo-Nazis. This relationship provided the neo-Nazis with the power and authority they could not hope to gain from the Ukrainian ballot box.

The White House was undoubtedly behind the plan for the new government. Though there is no direct evidence that the US-led NATO alliance actually directed the Maidan massacre, we can see it served the US agenda precisely. It is no surprise that after the coup the Maidan neo-Nazis were rewarded with government positions by the newly imposed Yatsenyuk government.

Pyatt indicated he was eager to employ some political heavyweights to make the undemocratic overthrow of an elected government “stick.” Nuland suggested Joe Biden, who was then the Vice President of the United States, as someone who would do the job. “Biden’s willing,” she added. Indeed, Biden’s numerous subsequent visits to Ukraine in the early years of the Maidan government underscore the reason for Nuland’s confidence.

It wasn’t just Democrats, like Biden, who supported the neo-Nazi led coup. Republican Sen. John McCain was an avid proponent, too. Like Nuland, who literally gave bread to the Maidan protesters, McCain visited the scene of the crime. So did then-US Secretary of State Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat. Both sides of the US political establishment were pushing for revolution.

Oleh Tyahnybok was a well-known neo-Nazi. In 2004, he was thrown out of then-President Viktor Yushchenko’s parliamentary faction after delivering a ranting speech in which he called upon Ukrainians to fight the “Muscovite-Jewish mafia”—a racist slur against both Russians and Jews.

He followed this up in 2005 by signing an open letter to the Rada urging the government to tackle the corruption of “organised Jewry.” These are just two examples of his many anti-Semitic, Russophobic and generally racist statements.

From a PR perspective, the many photographs of McCain meeting with or standing on stage with Tyahnybok were problematic. Addressing the Maidan crowd in December 2013, McCain said:

We are here because your peaceful process and peaceful protest is inspiring your country and inspiring the world. [. . .] We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe. [. . .] Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better.

According to Reuters, US officials dealt with the PR problem by brushing aside the fact that Nuland, Kerry, Biden and McCain were working with or supporting Nazis like Tyahnybok. They made it sound as if the only reason McCain met him was that he just happened to be one of the Maidan leaders.

An unnamed US official claimed Svoboda was heading towards becoming a “European mainstream political party.” That was not true.

It is highly likely the US administration struck a deal with the neo-Nazis through Tyahnybok. Just as Nuland suggested, he was not given a position in the Yatsenyuk’s Maidan government. Nonetheless, the National Socialist Svoboda was handsomely rewarded, and Tyahnybok became a kingmaker.

Prior to the coup, Svoboda could not have dreamt of the political power it would achieve. Oleksandr Sych was named Vice Prime Minister, Ihor Tenyukh was made Defence Minister, Ihor Shvaika was appointed as Minister for Food and Agriculture and Andriy Mokhnyk became the Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources.

Tyahnybok remained Svoboda leader. Thus Yatsenyuk, with so many Svoboda ultras in his cabinet and in other key state positions, had no choice but to consult with Tyahnybok and other influential far-right leaders on a regular basis. The Western-backed Euromaidan coup may not have created Ukraine’s Nazi problem, but the US-led NATO alliance was, at the very least, exploiting their violent fanaticism.

Ukrainian party politics is not as clearly defined or stable as elsewhere in Europe. Parties frequently change their names and split or merge as politicians shift their allegiance. It is easier to think of Ukraine parties as blocks (blocs) formed from various factions.

The Maidan-appointed interim President was Oleksandr Turchynov, and the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MVS) was Arsen Avakov. Andriy Parubiy, in another win for the neo-Nazis, was given the role of Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Together with Yatsenyuk, the three formed the People’s Front (originally People’s Action) in March 2014.

The People’s Front fully emerged in September 2014, when Arsen Avakov and Andriy Parubiy split from Yatsenyuk and Tuchynov. Yatsenyuk then joined the Petro Poroshenko bloc (subsequently named the European Solidarity party).

The game of musical chairs and the eventual 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections left Poroshenko as the elected President and Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister. Tellingly, it also left Avakov and Parubiy, the “commandant of Euromaidan,” with a firm grip on Ukrainian national security.

The Maidan government, established by Nuland, Pyatt, Kerry, Biden, Obama, McCain and others, empowered the far-right politically. After the coup, President Obama made a speech that reaffirmed his administration’s treachery. Echoing McCain’s words, he said:

Throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle: The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future.

Nothing could have been more deceitful. The Ukrainian people were being manipulated and robbed of the chance to “determine their own future”—to live “freely and independently.”

The Re-emergence of Nazi Military Power In Europe

Given its experience during WWII, Russia’s hatred for Nazis is natural. That being said, the Russian Federation has its own far-right problem which, initially, the government tried to shape and control for its own purposes.

The most well known of these groups was Russian National Unity who were banned in 1999. However, that attempt didn’t work. Thus, much like every other state in the global north, Russia has necessarily suppressed its domestic far-right groups.

The Russian Federation has been more amenable to foreign far-right and nationalist groups. For example, following the “annexation” of Crimea, Putin wooed Marine Le Penn, the leader of Rassemblement National, in exchange for political support and promotion of Russian foreign policy objectives. Le Penn is notably opposed to both the EU and NATO.

Russia uses these foreign far-right groups for its own ends. In 2015, it permitted the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg to convene. Far-right and even extreme-right groups from across Europe met to discuss strategy.

Putin’s government has also provided military training to overseas neo-Nazi groups. The Russian oligarchy is not averse to supporting any group that could potentially cause problems for it foreign adversaries.

Many nation-states use Nazis in this way. They are violent fanatics and therefore useful. For example, America House Kyiv hosted C14, where its young spokesperson, Serhiy Bandar, explained how C14 had been working with Kyiv police to carry out pogroms against the capital’s Roma community.

The Russian government does not support the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, though, because it is not in its interest to do so. How ironic, therefore, that perhaps the most extreme of all neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine are Russian.

One such group is Wotanjugend. Led by Alexei Levkin, these so-called “esoteric Nazis” worship Hitler as a deity. They are the sworn enemies of Putin. Having been exiled from Russia to Ukraine, they fight against the Russian separatists in Donbas. Members of Wotanjugend are part of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment, which has been trained, armed and equipped by the NATO/EU alliance.

Alexei Levkin (front) marches with other RS members

Ukraine’s Nazi problem is unique. It is the only post WWII European state to have incorporated neo-Nazis into its national security infrastructure. It is also the only state where neo-Nazis hold the balance of power. Their position is not a result of the minority popular support they have among some Ukrainians but is, rather, the product of other factors: Ukraine’s political history, oligarch support for the Ukrainian far-right, and outside interference.

In the immediate aftermath of the Euromaidan coup, Yatsenyuk offered the leader of the Right Sector (RS), Dymitro Yarosh, a number of positions, all of which he declined. Though Svoboda were given government roles by the new government, the RS, perceived as more militant, wasn’t afforded the same degree of political power.

This probably explains why the RS continued to occupy Kyiv streets and government buildings after the Yatsenyuk Maidan government was installed. With the RS militias under his command, Yarosh still had considerable power in Kyiv.

Consequently, in the 2014 parliamentary elections, Yatsenyuk’s bloc stood aside in Dnipropetrovsk, giving Yarosh and other RS candidates a free run into the Verkhovna Rada.

In response to the Euromaidan, the eastern Ukraine oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk rapidly tilted towards separatism. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov referred to the separatists as “terrorists.” By categorising millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians with this inflammatory term, he set the tone for the Donbas war that followed. He also lent faux legitimacy to the neo-Nazis, who would be instrumental in perpetuating the war.

Avakov also immediately set about supporting a fascist group called Patriot of Ukraine. As the former paramilitary wing of the Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU), Patriot had been co-founded by Andriy Parubiy in 1996 and was led by him between 1998 and 2004.

Arsen Avakov (middle)

Avakov released Patriot leader Andriy Biletsky from prison and gave him a role in the Interior Ministry. Biletsky had previously been the leader of the Kharkiv branch of the Tryzub, founded by Dmytro Yarosh. Avakov had been the governor in Kharkiv during this period, and Biletsky’s volunteer militia had worked closely with the Kharkiv police and security services.

Biletsky had opposed the 2003 renaming of the SNPU to Svoboda and had reformed Patriot of Ukraine as an independent volunteer militia. In 2013, Patriot joined with Tryzub to form the Right Sector. During the Euromaidan protests, Patriot and RS operated as the core component of the Maidan Self-Defence, led by Andriy Parubiy.

In April 2014, three months after the coup, Avakov formed the Special Task Patrol Police to protect “public order” in the Donbas and elsewhere.

In May he granted official status to Patriot of Ukraine as a “specialist” volunteer battalion under the auspices of the MVU. Biletsky took command of the new unit, called the Azov Battalion. In 2016, Biletsky formed the National Corps party as a political front for the Azov Regiment.

A number of such specialist militias, such as the Aydar and the Dnepr Battalions, were brought together at that time. They were effectively controlled by oligarchs, such as Avakov and Ihor Kolomoyskyi, rather than by the Kyiv government. Supposedly, they received their orders from the MVU, although it seems that the oligarchs had more influence on them than did the ministry.

The regular regiments of the Ukrainian army (ZSU) were acting under the direction of the Ukraine Ministry of Defence, but the newly formed specialists were not. With oligarch money behind them and better training and equipment than the ZSU, the neo-Nazis made an effective fighting force. They were used as shock troops in forward positions as soon as the separatist uprising began.

Biletskey, who once wrote that Ukraine should “lead the white races of the world in a final crusade […] against the Semite-led Untermenschen,” led the Azov Battalion when it took Mariupol from the separatists.

Avakov and Andriy Paruby consequently issued the order to establish the Azov Regiment.

In October, the pair was also behind the regulation of the Azov Regiment as part of the Ukrainian National Guard (NGU). The NGU was also nominally under the command of the MVU, but, in reality, oligarchs were pulling the strings.

From this point onwards, the RS and the far-right coalition were no longer a militant political movement seeking to revive Nazi ideology. They were armed combatants in a conflict in which they intended to enforce that ideology. Under Avakov’s and Parubiy’s guidance, they had been transformed from mere neo-Nazis to outright Nazis.

The Wolfsangel symbol had been adopted by numerous Nazi regiments and units, including the SS, during WWII. Its public display is now illegal in Germany. In Ukraine, even though the SNPU dropped the Wolfsangel when it transitioned to Svoboda in order to improve its public appeal, it did not abandon the National Socialist ideology.

The original Azov Regiment emblem was constructed from pure Nazi iconography. It shows a Wolfsangel standing before Himmler’s quasi-mystical Nazi black sun. The new version has dropped the black sun but retains the Wolfsangel.

It must be stressed that the Nazis are primarily concentrated in the Azov Regiment. Biletsky said of them:

I am sure, the majority of the lads see themselves as nationalists. The same goes for the Aydar, but they do not have such monolithity as in Azov where 90% of the fighters call themselves, with certainty, Ukrainian nationalists.

It is difficult to know precisely how many Nazis are currently active within Ukrainian forces. Though concentrated in Azov, they’re also present, to varying degrees, in the other “specialist” regiments and in units such as Aydar, Dnepr, Kyiv-2, etc.

National socialism is unusually popular in Ukraine, and there are certainly Nazis dispersed throughout the military. However, they only act as a united military or security force in the specialist battalions of the National Guard and selected MVU police units.

In 2014, the Ukrainian political analyst Mykhaylo Minakov stated that there were 38 such battalions, drawn predominantly from the RS militias, with approximately 13,500 military personnel in total. Of these, not all were hardcore Nazis. Now, as regiments and specialist police forces, the Nazis have increased in strength. But it seems unlikely that they account for more than 10,000–15,000 of the estimated 260,000 Ukrainian military personnel across all services.

Regrettably, their ideological fervour and willingness to die for the cause makes them formidable soldiers eager to be deployed on the front lines. This point was highlighted by Yevhen Karas, a former leader of C14 and a member of the Kyiv-2 Battalion:

We perform the tasks set by the West because we are the only ones who are ready to do them. Because we have fun, we have fun killing and we have fun fighting. […] [T]hat’s the reason for the new alliance: Turkey, Poland, Britain and Ukraine. […] We have the most Javelins (anti-tank missiles) on the continent, maybe only the UK has more. […] We (Ukraine) are a huge, powerful state and if we come to power it will be both a joy and a problem for the whole world. […] [T]his is about new political alliances on the global level.

There was probably a considerable amount of hubris in his statement. Nonetheless, the West’s arming and equipping of these maniacs presents, first and foremost, an incredible danger to the Ukrainian people as well as to Europe and thus to the world.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine is equally dangerous. If idiots like US Sen. Lindsay Graham, who openly called for Putin’s assassination, convince enough members of NATO to try to impose no-fly zones or to get involved in the war in some other way, things could get worse very quickly.

Regardless of Russia’s aggression, it is seems insane of the West to have once again encouraged the rise of a Nazi military power in Europe. Worryingly, there is a mendacious motive to this apparent madness, which we’ll cover in Part 4.

In 2015, a powerful Washingtion lobby led by Sen. McCain pressed the Obama administration to send offensive weapons to Ukraine. NATO senior command also advocated lethal military assistance, but the Obama administration officially stood firm, refusing to give “lethal aid” to Ukraine. Instead, the US claimed it would only “train” Ukranian troops.

A 2021 Congressional Research report revealed that the US had been providing $2.5 billion in “security assistance” to Ukraine since 2014. Part of that sum was the Trump administration’s 2018 approval of the sale of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.

Prior to that permit, the State Department had already facilitated US armaments exports to Ukraine, according to the Atlantic Council, an American think tank that is NATO’s de facto lobbyist in Washington. A researcher for the Council said that “the US Embassy did absolutely help facilitate this transfer, and I’m not sure if they were aware that Azov would be the first to train with them.”

No one knows how much military support came from the Pentagon’s “black budget.” However, it appears funds were used to train of Ukrainian “paramilitaries” in secret CIA training camps.

This “assistance” also seemed to include standing by while the US private mercenary outfit Blackwater sent men to fight in the Donbas. This remains unconfirmed, but Eric Prince, the founder of Blackwater (renamed Academi), reportedly had extensive plans to profit from the war.

According to open-source intelligence (OSINT) investigators at Bellingcat, US mercenaries weren’t the only ones working with so-called Ukrainian paramilitaries. They reported that the European Security Academy had trained numerous far-right paramilitaries, including the Azov Regiment, which thanked them for their support.

British military assistance for the Ukrainian Nazis is also evident. Operational Orbital, the UK’s training mission to Ukraine, began in early 2015. While denying the training of the Ukrainian NGU, the NGU’s own website reported a 2021 meeting between British Army and Ukrainian NGU commanders and said “the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the expansion of further military cooperation.”

The Canadian-led Operation Unifier, which brought together trainers from a number of European militaries, began in 2015. Training has been provided to around 33,000 regular Ukrainian military personnel and nearly 2,000 members of NGU. A June 2018 meeting between Canadian officials and Azov commanders led to some embarrassment and a “review” of the Operation, but it continued anyway.

As early as December 2021 it was confirmed that the US had been providing weaponry to Ukrainian forces. It is clear that between 2014 and today there has been a steady build-up of foreign arms, military expertise and independent contractors in Ukraine. All this aid contributed toward fuelling the war in the Donbas. It was implicitly understood that some of the recipients of this “lethal aid” were Nazis.

In response to the recent Russian attack, the US has passed the 2022 Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act.

The $13.6 billion package includes $3.65 billion in weapons transfers. Likewise, the UK government has said it will not stop sending arms to Ukraine. And the EU has made the same commitment, as have a number of member states, including France and the Netherlands, which had already independently pledged to arms shipments.

For many observers, it is Germany’s decision provide the Ukrainians with weapons that presents the most unsavoury prospect. Every Western nation has a far-right problem to some extent, and Germany is no different. Yet few nation-states have done more, in the post WWII era, to thoroughly reject the twisted ideology of National Socialism.

Notwithstanding, the arms that Germany is currently supplying to Ukraine will be used by Nazis. Despite the promised safeguards, once weapons are in Ukraine, it is the “specialist” NGU operators who have their pick of them.

The Azov Regiment receives training from what appears to be British forces instructors

The West’s Nazi Denialism

The Western propaganda machine has sought to downplay the Nazi influence in Ukraine. Often it points to the fact that many leading Ukrainian politicians, such as Yatsenyuk and the current president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, are Jewish.

The MSM insist that Nazis could never support Jewish leaders and nor could Jewish leaders tolerate Nazis. Therefore, they allege, the fact that Ukraine has Jewish political leaders proves that it does not have a significant Nazi problem. Consequently, it is claimed, the Western public can safely discount “Putin’s denazification propaganda.”

The election of Jews as national leaders shows that the majority of Ukrainians are not antisemitic. It does not “prove” that the Nazis have neither influence nor power in Ukraine.

The two-dimensional Western narrative, highlighting this contradiction, is itself propaganda. It deliberately conceals the complexities of Ukrainian politics. The antisemitic statements by Tyahnybok, Biletsky and others are public record. There is no doubt about their views nor their influence.

Nazis with political aspirations, such as Dmytro Yorash and Andriy Parubiy, have been very careful to distance themselves from antisemitism. However, the Right Sector (RS) Yaorsh co-founded and led are openly antisemitic. As are the Azov Regiment empowered by Avakov and Parubiy.

Asov display Nazi regalia whenever they can and the RS adopted the flag of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

UPA flag

In 2018 at a rally celebrating the 2014 Odessa massacre, where the RS burned pro-Russian separatists alive and beat others to death, the leader of their Odessa chapter, Tatyana Soykina, said:

“We will restore order in Ukraine, Ukraine will belong to Ukrainians, not Zhids and oligarchs.”

Using the term “Zhid” for Jews couldn’t be more antisemitic.

As we will discuss shortly, Jewish political leaders, like Zelenskyy, have to work with the Nazis whether they like it or not. Thanks to the support they have received from the U.S. led NATO alliance, Nazis are embedded in the heart of the Ukrainian establishment.

The Ukrainian Nazis’ cultural and political icon, Stepan Bandera, was an instrumental figure in the Holocaust in Ukraine. He oversaw the Lvov pogroms and pledged his support to the 4th Reich.

Yet the world now finds itself in the preposterous position where, in the midst of an increasingly ludicrous propaganda war, even the international Jewish NGO the Anti-Defamation-League (ADL) are seemingly engaged in Holocaust revisionism. The ADL published an interview where Dr David Fishman reportedly claimed:

[S]ome members of these ultra-nationalist groups have used Nazi insignia, made Hitler salutes, and used antisemitic rhetoric, but they are politically insignificant and in no way representative of Ukraine. […] For Ukrainian nationalists, UPA and Bandera are symbols of the Ukrainian fight for Ukrainian independence. The UPA allied with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union for tactical – not ideological – reasons.

There are very few historians who would accept Fishman’s theory. It is not supported by the historical evidence.

The historian Prof. John-Paul Himka was able to access 1800 testimonies of Holocaust survivors from the Archive of the Jewish Historical Institute and cross-referenced those with official documents from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Himka’s painstaking research, published in 2009, catalogued the UPA’s role in the Holocaust. He concluded:

[The] UPA participated actively in the destruction of the Jewish population of Western Ukraine. It had reasons of its own to kill Jews, and did so even when in open revolt against the Germans. [The] UPA had clear ideas about what the Ukraine they were building should be like. As the song they sung said: “We slaughtered the Jews, we’ll slaughter the Poles, old and young, every one; we’ll slaughter the Poles, we’ll build Ukraine.” [. . .] Although what UPA did to the Jews may not have been, in the larger scheme of things, a major contribution to the Holocaust, it remains a large and inexpungible stain on the record of the Ukrainian national insurgency.

President Zelenskyy has recently been on a virtual global tour addressing national legislatures, drumming up support for Ukraine’s struggle. In the UK he evoked Churchill, in the US Martin Luther King jr. and in Germany the collapse of the Berlin Wall. He has successfully used emotionally resonant moments in the subject nation’s history to build parallels with the current Ukrainian situation.

When Zelenskyy addressed the Knesset, seeking Israeli support, he utilised the same approach and compared Ukraine’s plight to the Holocaust. This did not work as intended.

For Israelis the Holocaust is fundamental to their sense of national identity. Many Israeli Jews possess an extensive and thorough knowledge of Holocaust history. This includes a clear understanding of what happened in Ukraine. The Knesset did not react well when Zelenskyy suggested that they should save Ukrainians today as Ukrainians had saved Jews during the Holocaust.

The attempted revisionism did not endear him to his audience whose thoughts were seemingly summed up by the former Israeli cabinet minister, Yuval Steinitz, who said:

If Zelensky’s speech was given […] in normal times, we would have said it bordered on Holocaust denial […] Every comparison between a regular war, as difficult as it may be, and the extermination of millions of Jews […] is a total distortion of history. The same is true for the claim that Ukrainians helped Jews in the Holocaust […] The historic truth is that the Ukrainian people cannot be proud of its behaviour in the Holocaust of the Jews.

The Western propagandists’ argument that the election of Jewish leaders somehow nullifies the disproportionate political and military power of Ukrainian based Nazis is total nonsense. The related attempts to whitewash the history of the OUN, UPA and other Ukrainian WWII Nazis, who are revered by the current crop, are a disgrace.

Fishman was correct when he said that the Nazis don’t represent Ukraine, but he was conspicuously incorrect about everything else. His alleged “conclusions” about the UPA, and the publication of his opinion, appears to be politically motivated. Unimaginable though it may be, some are now seriously suggesting that Nazis aren’t really antisemites.

The War In The Donbas

During the Euromaidan coup (November 2013–February 2014) anti-Maidan protests in the Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk were widespread. Collectively referred to as the Donbas (Donetskyi Basein), it was a thriving industrial region and mass producer of steel, coal and other vital resources from the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Many Russians settled in the Donbas following WWII.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a lack of investment saw the industrial economy of the Donbas wane. Wages collapsed and industrial unrest grew, notably with the coal miners’ strike in 1993.

The sense of unease for the Russian-speaking populations of eastern and southern Ukraine was heightened when one of the first acts of the new Maidan-controlled Verkhovna Rada was to repeal the 2012 language law that permitted Russian to be an officially recognised language of Ukraine. Fearing what the coup would mean for them and encouraged by the apparent success of the Crimean Self-Defence Force (SDF), a popular uprising followed.

The oblasts where the anti-Maidan protests occurred closely mirrored the electoral divisions in Ukrainian politics. The pro-Russian, anti-Maidan activists always stood against the Euromaidan coup. In Donetsk, Luhansk and elsewhere, protesters stormed Ukrainian government buildings and called upon Russia to come to their defence.

Less than two weeks after the Svoboda-and-RS-led the uprising to take the presidential offices in Kyiv, on the 5th March 2014 anti-Maidan protestors seized the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) building in the Luhansk. What followed was a period of escalating violence across the oblasts during which local Russian-backed militias and protesters clashed with Ukrainian security forces. Government buildings changed hands back and forth as the situation deteriorated.

On 21st April, a large protest group gathered outside the regional state administration (RSA) building in Luhansk. They demanded the creation of a people’s government and independence from the Kyiv regime with a view to becoming a republic of the Russian Federation.

As tensions increased, Russia promised to hold its forces on the Ukrainian border. It also requested that Kyiv halt its military operation against the separatists and that representatives of Luhansk who supported federalization of the country suspend their planned referendum.

However, Luhansk leaders ignored the entreaty and on 11 May 2014 held the referendum. After the votes were counted, they declared that the Luhansk People’s Republic a sovereign entity. While there were no international observers to verify the result, even the displaced Luhansk regional council acknowledged:

An absolute majority of people voted for the right to make their own decisions about how to live.

Similarly, in early April 2014, protestors in Donetsk occupied their RSA building and other government premises across the oblast. Like their Luhansk neighbours, they ignored Russian requests and held their referendum on the same day, 11th May. The result was the same, and the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) was declared. The DPR immediately requested to become a member of the Russian Federation. Both the LPR and DPR insisted they would not participate in the forthcoming Ukrainian national elections.

These referendums were followed five days later with elections and the appointment of interim governments in the two newborn republics. Full elections were held in both oblasts in November 2014.

NATO-and-EU-aligned politicians in Ukraine and internationally refused to acknowledge either the referendums or the new states. The US State Department, the EU and political spokespersons across the West condemned the referendums and the subsequent elections. The EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, said:

I consider today’s ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ a new obstacle on the path towards peace in Ukraine. The vote is illegal and illegitimate, and the European Union will not recognise it

Considering the unconstitutional and violent Euromaidan coup that brought the Western-backed Maidan government into power in Kyiv, the hypocrisy of the Western representatives was off the charts.

Following Avakov’s lead, on the 7th April then-acting President of Ukraine, Oleksander Turchyov, designated the DPR and LPR terrorist movements. Speaking on Ukrainian national TV, he said:

We will carry out anti-terrorist activities against armed secessionists[.]

Turchyov formally announced the “anti-terrorism-operation” creating the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone (ATO zone). Casting the people of the LPR and DPR as terrorists allowed the small contingent of Nazis within the Ukrainian forces to claim justification for their atrocities.

The war in the Donbas is no less subject to international propaganda than any other conflict. In the West, the shooting down of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 was firmly blamed on Russian-backed separatists and Putin. This led to the imposition of further sanctions against Russia.

The evidence does not support the conclusions of the seriously flawed investigation carried out by the Dutch-based Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The then-Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, wasn’t convinced. He asserted that the NATO alliance-led JIT investigation was “politically motivated.”

Andriy Biletsky

On 2 June 2014, a Ukrainian Air Force airstrike hit the Luhansk Regional Administration Building, killing at least eight civilians. Though it was clearly an attack on the civilian population, the BBC maintained Kyiv’s lie that the strike was justified as part of an operation against a military target.

The eight-year war was punctuated with sporadic ceasefires, followed by periods of sustained fighting. Throughout, the degree to which the Kyiv government either controlled or wished to control the Azov and other Nazi units is debatable. There have been two internationally brokered ceasefire agreements: the June 2014 Minsk Protocol and the February 2015 Minsk II—collectively known as the Minsk Agreements.

The sides came to the table after Ukrainian forces lost to Russian-backed separatists forces in the city of Debaltseve. The protocol was established by Ukrainian, Russian and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) negotiators and was brokered by France and Germany (the Normandy Format).

The initial agreement called for a bilateral ceasefire, prisoner exchanges and a general amnesty for all combatants. The OSCE was made the monitors for the ceasefire and eventually for the Ukrainian/Russian border. It also established a 30km-wide de-militarised buffer zone along the agreed borders of the DPR and LPR.

The Minsk Protocol also provided, within Ukrainian law, further decentralised autonomy for the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Under the “Temporary Order of Local Self-Governance in Particular Districts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts,” elections would be held. The DPR and LPR held elections in November 2014, but OSCE representative Didier Burkhalter, who refused to recognise the legitimacy of the Crimean referendum, also refused to recognise those two elections, claiming they breached the protocol. Russia disputed this.

The ceasefire never happened, and although the ferocity and extent of the fighting reduced for a few months, skirmishes continued. The conflict re-escalated, and, after the separatists inflicted a defeat of Ukrainian forces at Donetsk International Airport, the sides returned to negotiations.

Minsk II was facilitated under pressure from the US, which had proposed, but not formally agreed, to send arms to the Kyiv government. Building upon the Minsk Protocol, the DPR and LPR elections were to be permitted in Ukrainian law. Constitutional reform, guaranteeing decentralisation, was required. The DPR and LPR would be free to maintain their own security through the People’s Militia and locally controlled law enforcement.

Minsk II coincided with both sides withdrawing from the area around Debaltseve. However, heavy artillery exchanges continued, and the fighting was intense in and around Mariupol, as the Russian backed separatists fought the Azov Nazis.

In March 2015, the Kyiv parliament approved a law granting “special status” to the DPR and LPR. This afforded the separatists three years of relative autonomy. But, crucially, the elections would be overseen by Kyiv. And the special status also came with a statement that the regions were “under occupation.”

Parliamentary Nazi Oleh Lyachenko, an Azov commander, said that it was a vote for Russian occupation. His fellow Nazi, Andriy Parubiy, then vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, insisted that the law was opposed to the “occupiers.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the so-called “special status” was not in keeping with the Minsk agreements. Alexander Zakharchenko, the elected Prime Minister of the DPR, said that before any status could be agreed to, the DPR and the LPR must have full control (occupation) of their territory and enter discussions with Kyiv as equal partners. That meant removing the Azov Regiment from Mariupol.

Despite periods of relative calm and 29 ceasefires, the Donbas War has continued. The fiercest fighting occurred earlier in the war, prior to 2017. There have been months when fighting has subsided. Yet the conflict has never ceased, and heavier exchanges have frequently occurred.

Both sides—the Ukrainian forces armed, trained and equipped by the NATO alliance and the separatists of the DPR and LPR, armed trained and equipped by the Russians—have broken the numerous ceasefire agreements. While the Minsk Agreements were seen as the way forward by both sides they were never implemented by the Kyiv government, who were the only side with the authority to do so.

Russia has considerable influence over the DPR and LPR. They are, to a great extent, satellite states of the Russian Federation. However, as shown by both regions’ refusal to follow Moscow’s request to withhold elections, both are also independent in their own right.

According to a January 2022 UN report, from 14 April 2014 to 31 December 2021, based upon OHCHR figures, between 14,200 and 14,400 people were killed, including at least 3,404 civilians. This was widely reported in the West.

What was less well reported was the UN’s finding that, since 2018, more than 81% of the casualties have been in the separatist regions and only 16.3% in Ukrainian-held territory, with the remaining few were in the demilitarised zone. The OHCR’s 2015 report found that more than 62% of civilian casualties were in separatist territory.

Even Human Rights Watch (HRW), which is in no way pro-Russian, has highlighted numerous atrocities carried out by the “Ukrainian government.” This has included the use of cluster bombs in civilian areas and the use of unguided rockets against civilians. HRW noted that the Kyiv was “treating its human rights obligation as though they were optional.”

HRW also found the separatists, too, were using unguided rockets and had placed their artillery and other military positions in civilian areas. HRW found that the separatists violently beat and intimidated anyone they suspected of collaborating with Kyiv. It is clear, nonetheless, that the Ukrainian forces, including and most particularly the “specialist” Nazi regiments, have inflicted considerably greater civilian losses than have the separatists.

U.S. troops working with Azov troops

The practical occupation of Kyiv by the RS following the Euromadan coup demonstrates that the Nazis have their own agenda. Atakov, Parubiy, Lyachenko and others are vehemently Russophobic and antisemitic, and it is they, not Kyiv, who, with oligarch backing, have had a controlling influence over the Nazi “specialists.”

The Nazis have consistently been a destabilising force. When Amnesty International reported that the Aydar Regiment had committed war-crimes, it noted:

Our findings indicate that, while formally operating under the command of the Ukrainian security forces combined headquarters in the region, members of the Aydar battalion act with virtually no oversight or control.

In 2019, newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Azov Regiment front lines near the Donbas town of Zolote. Zelenskyy had made an election promise to deescalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and was pursuing a policy of reinstigating Minsk-style OSCE-monitored elections in the DPR and LPR (the Steinmeier Formula). The response from the Azov Regiments and its National Corps was to instigate a “No to Capitulation” campaign.

Zelenskyy was confronted by a hostile reception of Azov commanders who refused to end their assault, despite the President’s request. In an embarrassing, petulant moment, Zelenskyy cried:

I’m the president of this country. I’m 41 years old. I’m not a loser. I came to you and told you: remove the weapons[.]

Biletsky responded by threatening to send thousands of fighters to Zolote and warned Zelenskyy to back off. While the Azov Regiment initially complied, within a matter of a few weeks its members had restarted their military campaign.

Zelenskyy’s problem is that he is merely the puppet of his billionnaire backer, Ihor Kolomoyskyi. In turn, Kolomoyskyi is one of the main sources of funding for the Azov, Aydar and Dnepre regiments.

Kolomoyskyi, like Zelenskyy, is Jewish. Perhaps Kolomoyskyi considers the Nazis to be useful idiots, but the contradiction is startling nonethless. Consequently, Zelenskyy was forced, or ordered, to negotiate his plans with the far-right.

In November 2021, Dymitro Yarosh announced that he had accepted a position as advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This move epitomised Ukraine’s real Nazi problem.

Senior positions within the Ukrainian political establishment are held by committed Nazis. They have, to a large extent, captured pivotal government roles, especially within national security, despite having virtually no electoral mandate. Zelenskyy’s SA government cannot function without their approval.

Despite their relatively small numbers, the Nazis are also the best trained, best equipped and most highly motivated ground troops in the Ukrainian armed forces. Its military could not operate without them.

The Nazis are not supporters of the Kyiv government. They are Ukrainian ultranationalists, loyal to private backers, whose dream is an ethnically pure Ukraine. In short, they have the Ukrainian state over a barrel. What’s worse, as evidenced by the comments of Karas and others, they have global ambitions and, as we shall see, have already been assisted in forming a global network.

Vladimir Putin has been ridiculed in the West for calling the attacks upon the separatist populations a “genocide.” The 1948 UN Genocide Convention describes genocide as any aggressive act which is intended “to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” Under this definition, given the prominent role of the Nazi regiments, “genocide” seems a fair description of the war in the Donbas.

The Nauseating Unofficial-Offical Story

The phone conversation between Nuland and Pyatt was preceded, in December 2013, by Nuland’s address to an International Business Conference, sponsored by US oil and gas companies. In her speech, Nuland claimed that the US had invested $5 billion over two decades to help Ukraine achieve its dream of joining the EU. There is no clear record of this spending nor any of the US Congress ever approving it for the purposes claimed by Nuland.

This isn’t surprising, because the US operates at least two separate economies. There is the money raised through taxation and borrowing (future taxation), where spending is officially approved by legislatures, and then there is the black economy, operated off the books.

The Pentagon, home of the US Department of Defense, has never completed a successful audit. In 2020, the black hole in its accounts amounted to $35 trillion. This is more than five times the total “official” amount spent by the federal government in 2021.

Nuland was simply plucking that $5 billion figure out of the air to impress her audience. We have no way of knowing how much money the US has actually spent in pursuit of its foreign policy objectives in Ukraine. But we can guess it is practically limitless.

In 2012, the US enacted the so-called Magnitsky Act. This was based upon the unverifiable and highly suspicious claims of just one man: American-born British financier Bill Browder.

The Magnitsky Act enables the US to seize Russian assets, ban Russians from entry to the US and sanction Russian business as it chooses. So called Magnitsky laws have been adopted by the UK and the EU. It serves as a clear signal to the Russian government that the US-led NATO alliance represents a distinctly hostile bloc, committed to undermining its interests.

In light of US and notably Nuland and Pyatt’s support for an undemocratic, unconstitutional coup to depose an elected government, Nuland’s words, spoken at that 2013 business conference, are nauseating:

The Euromaidan movement has come to embody principles and the values that are the cornerstones for all free democracies. […] Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991 the United States has supported Ukrainians, as they build democratic skills and institutions, as they promote civic participation and good governance, all of which are preconditions for Ukraine to achieve its European aspirations. We’ve invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.

The Ukrainian population as a whole did not have a clear European dream. And nothing could contradict the “principles and the values” of free democracies more than the Western-backed Euromaidan coup.

Sadly, not the “Revolution of Dignity”

Ukraine, left to develop unhindered by the US, EU and Russia, would not necessarily have elected to join the EU or aspire to become a NATO member state. The divisions in Ukraine are so deep that it is difficult to know if it would have remained peaceful or would have collapsed into civil war.

What is certain is that the Ukrainian people have been played by two “great powers” engaged in a long-standing global confrontation. Neither has any respect for democratic principles, international law or the welfare of the Ukrainian people, regardless of their ethnicity or international allegiance.

In their power struggle, both have exploited Nazis. The US/NATO alliance has trained, armed and equipped those Nazis, and elements within the Ukrainian government have deployed them to foment revolution and fight a bloody war.

On 16 December 2021, the 53rd meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution on “combating glorification of Nazism.” There were just two nations that voted against: The United States and Ukraine.

The Russian Federation has exploited the same Nazis as a means of justifying, in part, its attack on another sovereign nation. It is thus illegitimate for Russia to castigate Ukraine for being a Nazi regime.

Parts 1–3 have hopefully provided you with what we could call the “official-unofficial” explanations of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. It is a perfunctory, nationalist analysis which, if taken as a full account, maintains our belief in the primacy of nation-states.

In truth, the forces that are currently ripping Ukraine apart see nations, and the governments that rule them, as junior partners in their internecine feud, as they position themselves to rule the world. It is this more thorough appraisal that we will discuss in Part 4: Ukraine War! What Is It Good For? The Globalist Reset

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Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 25, 2022 7:52 AM

For me, the Nazification agenda had become an obvious psyop when supposedly diverse media sources started pushing the same garbage narratives around the Buffalo shooting hoax. These sources are effectively on the same side; e.g. pro-Putin or pro-appeasement.

Editor’s choice 17.05.2022
Buffalo’s Shooting. Another Manifestation of Nazism In Action

A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. Law enforcement is currently investigating the attack as a terrorist act and a hate crime. The shooter is currently in custody.

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May 18, 2022
Buffalo Shooting: What Did the FBI Know and When Did They Know It?

Perhaps if the FBI spent less time inciting people to kidnap the governor of Michigan, less time monitoring parents who oppose “Drag Queen Story Hour”, and more time tracking people who publicly announce their intention to do spree shootings, ten people in Buffalo would be alive today.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 20, 2022 4:46 AM

Dubious Iconography

BBC Newsnight – Neo-Nazi Threat in New Ukraine (0:50)

Groups of armed men strut through the square with dubious iconography. That yellow armband is a Wolfsangel; a German symbol used by several SS divisions during the Second World War. Far-right graffiti is appearing — daubed on the walls of the city.

The key word here is “dubious” and the appropriate response is that of scepticism.

March 23, 2022
Multiple sources tell Rolling Stone that a Ukrainian businessman offered payouts for a false flag operation aimed at bolstering Putin’s claim that Ukraine was a Nazi hotbed

In the months before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, an oligarch with Russian ties allegedly paid for locals to paint swastikas around Kharkiv, sources say. The effort, according to the sources, was part of a false flag operation to exaggerate Ukraine’s Nazi presence at a time when Putin was using it as a pretext for war.

The alleged plot, according to multiple sources, involved Pavel Fuks, a real estate, banking, and oil magnate who, the sources claim, was co-opted by Russian security forces to participate. Through intermediaries, Fuks allegedly offered between $500 and $1,500 for street level criminals to vandalize city streets with pro-Nazi graffiti in December, January, and February.

The accounts of Fuks’ alleged efforts to stir up animosity in Ukraine is derived from multiple sources, including U.S. intelligence reporting. Rolling Stone spoke to an Ukrainian who says he confronted Fuks twice about the alleged swastika plot. Another account of the plot was relayed to the U.S. government in recent weeks by a U.S. informant with high-level business and government contacts in Ukraine. A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter, confirmed that the allegations about Fuks’ activities had been received and distributed for analysis throughout the U.S. intelligence community. Finally, Rolling Stone spoke to four other sources who spoke on condition of anonymity and confirmed they heard about Fuks’ alleged role in a plot to paint swastikas independently of one another.

Red Ice TV
Putin’s Swastikas In Ukraine
March 29, 2022

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 18, 2022 10:54 PM

Suppose the BBC etc wanted to promote a number of objectives which appear to be contradictory; namely:

Post 2014 Coup
a) push the nazification hoax
b) recruit useful-idiots for the Azovs etc

Post 2022 Invasion
c) whip up support for the Zelenksy side
d) promote the formation of an opposing side

They’d start by creating videos like the following.

Groups of armed men strut through the square with dubious iconography.

BBC Newsnight
Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine
Feb 28, 2014
Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the links between the new Ukrainian government and Neo-nazis

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 19, 2022 9:08 AM

The problem occurs when the BBC etc want to build the public support for Zelensky; and they therefore need to suppress the supposed “nazism”. However, they know that the denial of Ukrainian nazism will stir up discussion in some demographics, while barely touching the general public. This had been tested by the Guardian as far back as 2015.

Catte Black:

If you want to know what the establishment doesn’t want discussed in public on any one day – visit the Guardian BTL and check out what facts are being regularly scrubbed. Today, in this article, it was the numbers on this van…


Or perhaps the opposite is true. The Guardian wanted the “nazification” issue to be discussed; and they succeeded by employing the Streisand effect in reverse psychology mode.

The same tactic was applied by Reuters in June 2022.

Jun 8, 2022
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A local resident inspects a damaged van following a military strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, at a residential area in Kharkiv, Ukraine June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

“No Nazi in #Ukraine”(c) – We’ve fixed your oopsie, @Reuters – another propaganda stunt to slander Russia
In case you forgot, a #Nazi is a Nazi is a Nazi
Thus, all mission goals of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine will be accomplished

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 18, 2022 7:03 PM

Oligarch Capture

Iain Davis:

Unfortunately for the Ukrainian people, the far-right, largely through SN, remains a powerful force in the nation’s politics. To understand how this is possible in the absence of any Nazi electoral support, we must look at the influence of foreign governments and globalist oligarchs. We’ll consider the oligarch capture of SN in Part 4.

Given that there is a clear agenda among certain oligarchs to nazify Ukraine, and this agenda appears to predate that actual nazification, I believe that this is an appropriate starting point in the whole saga. And I’ll begin with Putin’s statement that “two or three years” prior to 2014, “several billion dollars” was transferred to Kolomoisky from Abramovich – being a friend of Putin.

Press conference on the situation in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin of Russia takes questions from the Russian media on March 3, 2014, following Russian military action in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
Released: March 4, 2014

For example, Mr Kolomoisky was appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. This is a unique crook. He even managed to cheat our oligarch Roman Abramovich two or three years ago. Scammed him, as our intellectuals like to say. They signed some deal, Abramovich transferred several billion dollars, while this guy never delivered and pocketed the money. When I asked him [Abramovich]: “Why did you do it?” he said: “I never thought this was possible.” I do not know, by the way, if he ever got his money back and if the deal was closed. But this really did happen a couple of years ago. And now this crook is appointed Governor of Dnepropetrovsk. No wonder the people are dissatisfied. They were dissatisfied and will remain so if those who refer to themselves the legitimate authorities continue in the same fashion.

Kolomoisky’s media power and funding supported Volodymyr Zelensky, while running for President by campaigning against oligarchs and working against oligarchs not favorable to him such as Viktor Medvedchuk.[9]
Kolomoisky is also believed to have spent $10 million to create the Dnipro Battalion,[81][82] and to have provided funds for the Aidar, Azov, and Donbas volunteer battalions.[83][84]

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 18, 2022 6:05 PM

The Nazification of Ukraine Hoax

I approach the nazification of Ukraine hoax from a different direction to most people. Being exceptionally busy with other things in 2013-14, I paid it very little attention as the events unfolded; and there is still a mass of detailed history of which I’m only vaguely familiar. However, I had looked quite closely at certain aspects of the Charlottesville hoax in August 2017; and it is largely through this lens that I view the Ukraine hoax. I assume that most people at OffG would recognise the following as being a hoax; and would have no problem believing that it had been perpetrated by the FBI or such like.

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By “hoax” I mean that the formation and organisation of the group is not remotely organic. That there is some agency (such as the FBI) who have done most of the organisational work; and that agency has an agenda which is not disclosed to the genuine participants. Some of the participants will be genuine in that they support the stated goals of the group; some will be paid actors; and others will be agents. The difficulty of assembling a group which is sufficiently large to give an appearance of mob nazification is indicated in the following video.

Vegas Tenold:

The gatherings are a lot smaller, and you know, that’s the inherent problem in the far right, sort of alt-right. It’s a movement, which in large part, exists online with anonymous Twitter avatars. . . . I was at Charlottesville where they were, I would say around 400 people, which is by far the largest gathering I’d ever been to. And I’d been to dozens of these things.

Neo-Nazis Let A Journalist In Their Group — Here’s What He Saw
Mar 7, 2018
Business Insider
Journalist Vegas Tenold, who embedded himself into different Neo-Nazi groups, explains some key points in the alt-right movement, including their participation in online forums and social media such as 4chan and Twitter. Tenold claims the alt-right movement is smaller than we think and that most of this movement’s action lives online. [see transcript at Youtube]

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 18, 2022 6:33 PM

To me, the Charlottesville event stood out a mile as being a hoax. Perhaps it’s the way it ticked all the boxes! Also, the rally was at the culmination of a series of dubious and staged events; all with the effect of raising the tension.

The Unite the Right rally was a white supremacist[5][6][7][8] rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017.[9][10][11] Far-right groups participated, including self-identified members of the alt-right,[12] neo-Confederates,[13] neo-fascists,[14] white nationalists,[15] neo-Nazis,[16] Klansmen,[17] and various right-wing militias.[18] Some groups chanted racist and antisemitic slogans and carried weapons, Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols, the Valknut, Confederate battle flags, Deus vult crosses, flags, and other symbols of various past and present anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic groups.[24] The organizers’ stated goals included the unification of the American white nationalist movement[12] and opposing the proposed removal of the statue of General Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s former Lee Park.[22][25] The rally helped spark a national debate over Confederate iconography, racial violence, and white nationalism.[26]

The rally occurred amid the controversy generated by the removal of Confederate monuments by local governments following the Charleston church shooting in 2015, where a white supremacist shot and killed nine black members, including the minister (a state senator), and wounded others.[7] The rally turned violent after protesters clashed with counter-protesters, resulting in more than 30 injured.[27][28]

Organized by: Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer

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Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 22, 2022 2:52 AM

Same Difference !

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Mar 31, 2022 2:41 PM

Early on, the author states that “the Russian allegation that the Ukraine is practically a Nazi state is propaganda”. The article itself then goes on to prove the exact opposite: The evidence that Ukraine has become a Nazi-controlled state is, in effect, overwhelming.

Apr 1, 2022 5:39 PM
Reply to  donkey_shot

Stop swallowing the MSM bullshit narrative about National Socialism that the author of this article has fully bough into. Real National Socialists (and Fascists) were opposed to usury. Explain to me, other than making stupid statements about who is a Ukrainian, how these “Nazis” are in any way, shape or form, anything other than an extension of the globalist bankers that were behind Maidan. WWII, like every other war was about economics. NS Germany had begun trade in commodities with other countries to circumvent the Bank of International Settlements getting their cut on currency exchange. These “Nazis” are wholly on board with the banker agenda. For “Nazis” who, allegedly, are “Auntie Shem-itic” why have they supported a Jew-ridden government and a Jewish bi-sexual President? Could it be that these “Nazi” were trained in Israel? https://www.texemarrs.com/092014/ukrainian_commandos.htm
As for the notion that Ukrainians who welcomed the Germans were “Nazis”, what would you expect from a population who had just had millions of family, friends and neighbours starved to death by “friendly” (((communists))) whether “Ukrainian” or “Russian”? Please sir, we want more starvation. Bandera never claimed to be a Nazi, and those joining the Waffen SS were volunteers, just as the more than 500,000 others from virtually every country in Europe fighting the communist menace. Since Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun who defected in the 1970s and wrote Icebreaker published under his pseudonym Viktor Suvorov in 1988, it has been known that Stalin was on track to invade Europe with the largest invasion force ever assembled – just as the Germans had stated. Subsequent authors accessing the opened Soviet archives have confirmed this.
Whatever is happening in Ukraine, the narrative from both sides is bullshit.

Mar 31, 2022 2:14 AM

The Ukies are now paying the price for 8 years of genocidal Nazi terror in Donetsk and Lugansk. 8 years of towns and villages being shelled with heavy artillery, multiple rocket launchers, aircraft and ballistic missiles. 8 years and 15,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, all totally ignored by the lying whores of the western presstitute media. Though it may be more than 15,000 dead. They are still digging up mass graves in Donbass where the Azov Nazis were plying their trade. With Poroshenko bragging and gloating how children there were cowering in terror in basements while their children were able to go to school and play outside. And their thunderous, joyous applause when it was reported that 100 people had been burnt to death and clubbed to death in the Odessa trade union building. Or the Ukie army doctor bragging how he had given orders for Russian prisoners to be castrated. Or the Azov Nazi thugs filming themselves torturing and murdering prisoners. Nice people, those Ukies.

I should probably feel sympathy for the 4 million Ukie refugees who have had to flee their homes, and the 30,000 or so Ukie military cannon fodder casualties to date. They may not have participated in the atrocities done in their name and some may not even known much about them. But that’s the way it always is. You can’t fight a war or prevent a genocide without casualties any more than you can go swimming without getting wet. I can’t help feeling that they are the authors of their own misfortune, that they are finally getting what they deserve. That’s probably very reprehensible of me, I’m ashamed to say, but what goes around comes around. Over the past 8 years these people have notched up some very bad karma. They are the authors of their own misfortune. So I won’t be wearing any silly little blue and yellow ribbons in the near future or smashing my Tchaikovsky CDs. Sorry about that.

Mar 31, 2022 1:28 AM

“Free Democracies” as defined by “Rules Based Order” is arbitrary/
whatever the royal WE says at any given moment.

Mar 31, 2022 1:13 AM

When I hear or read “Russia…had legitimate security concerns” I want to vomit. Translation: Putin is worried that the Russian people will want more freedom, less corruption, and be out from beneath a meglomaniac dictator by seeing another country with more freedom so close to it’s borders.

Mar 31, 2022 2:16 PM
Reply to  msr

If Putin is worried about a neighbour setting a fine democratic example of good governance and undermining his “autocratic dictatorship”, he need have no such concerns about Ukraine. Ukraine is a looting kleptocracy, the most corrupt country on the planet except for Afghanistan. Zelensky, the comedian appointed by Nuland and Kolomoisky as Washington’s current satrap in Kiev, has amassed a personal fortune in excess of $600 million during his short term in office, with $30 million and $50 million mansions in Florida and Italy. The Fascist Coup Regime that seized power violently, illegally and unconstitutionally in 2014 with $5 billion of CIA money and thousands of openly Nazi thugs trained at NATO bases in Poland and Lithuania, has turned the country into a corrupt CIA playground. There are plenty of snouts in the trough from the US political elite, Hunter Biden being a prime example. He acts as daddy’s bagman when not off his head on coke and whores, collecting his “10% for the Big Guy.” But there’s plenty to go round. The Coup Regime has banned all opposition parties including the largest in the country, the Party Of Regions. Opposition politicians have been routinely threatened, beaten up, intimidated, forced to flee for their lives, disappeared, tortured and murdered, both by the Secret Police and the semi official Brownshirts. A Ukrainian representative at the peace talks with Russia was murdered by the secret police a few days ago. The same applies to all banned media and journalists. Ukraine is a squalid Nazi sh**hole, an openly racist failed state, the most impoverished country in Europe. Millions of people have voted with their feet and left the country, where extreme thuggery like the burning to death and clubbing to death of 100 people at the Odessa trade union building is almost an everyday routine. Ukraine politics are controlled by oligarchs like Kolomoisky and the US ambassador. This regime has conducted a genocidal campaign against the Donbass for the past 8 years, with thousands tortured and murdered. Putin’s operation just forestalled an invasion of the Donbass. If this had gone ahead, given the billions of western weaponry gifted to regime forces, the only likely outcome is that the Donbass would have been overrun and its 4.5 million inhabitants subjected to an actual Nazi genocide.

Mar 30, 2022 3:39 PM

Good for European steel production and EurAsian connectivity:


Mariupol was battered by Ukraine’s Azov battalion well before Moscow launched its military ops. In Russian hands, this steelworks port can transform from an Azov fortress into a hub of Eurasian connectivity.”

Mar 30, 2022 6:26 AM

Good for pegging the price of gold:

“The Bank of Russia is now a buyer of gold at 5000 rubles to the gram, or 155,500 rubles to the troy ounce. At a Friday March 25th closing price of RUB96.62 vs. the USD that implies a gold price of $1610 per ounce.
The ruble is now freely strengthening versus the US dollar.” [and versus the EU: Up 40 since March 23 to 100 today on March 30]


Tomorrow is April Fools Day, when the Eurocrats in Brussels have decreed that the people of Europe must swap to expensive U$ gas priced in U$ currency rather than continue to buy cheap Russian gas but “submit to blackmail” by paying for it in Russian currency.

Mar 31, 2022 7:35 AM
Reply to  NickM

Good for strengthening the Ruble.

From Pepe at telegram: Vatican State bought Rubles with Euros at the Russian central bank to pay their gas bill.

Mar 30, 2022 4:15 AM

McCain’s father was a US Navy admiral that helped cover up the USS Liberty episode.

Mar 30, 2022 2:44 AM

Russia/Ukraine for kids (a fiction)

Russia and US are armed to the teeth with nukes… having both acquire the arsenal over decades. You do that when you don’t want to take any chances. They are both shitting their pants, no doubt. Now after a very complicated fucking mess that Ukraine has become and made to be, it is volatile as shit and has to go. Both parties agree on that, I’m sure. US has made their little interest, Russia is faced with a problem and this doesn’t hold the road anymore. Bidden and Vlad agree 100% on that I’m sure. “Ok, ok Vlad take them out, we understand…. Sorry for the inconvenience. Just make sure we appear in conflict, we don’t want to look like the crooks we are… Oh come on Vlad you’re crooks too… no, no we won’t support them… just the media and NATO members publicly condemning your actions… Expensive? Yeah we’ll talk, yeah sure, we’ll move a few things around to your advantage… sure

Mar 30, 2022 2:50 AM
Reply to  theobalt

when I say “I’m sure I’m sure” I’m trying to emphasize and am full of shit, you all understand that I’m sure

Mar 30, 2022 12:29 AM

That text is twice as hard to follow than the beginning of “War and Peace” which I had to drop never to return… having a life and all… It’s like being given 1000 electronic components with a long text explaining what they all do, and being expected to assemble a digital to analog converter… for the first time (all omissions and acronyms included)

Mar 30, 2022 4:48 PM
Reply to  theobalt

Well if that was Tolstoy then you must be Bukowski. Welcome.

Mar 30, 2022 5:04 PM
Reply to  tigerfish

I know it would sit well to claim having read it in a livingroom of the New-York “intelligencia” circle, especially if Woody Allen was there but I had to throw the towel… I did enjoy Resurrection and Anna Karenina quite a lot… Maybe one day, wouldn’t want to have regrets on my last moment

Mar 29, 2022 4:19 PM

Just a couple days ago there was a tempest in a teacup in this comment forum concerning an apparent attempt to interfere with masculinity and natural male aggressiveness.

Reading this article and looking at the pictures I kept thinking of that attempt. Should the world be kept safe for neo-nazis? or made just a tad inhospitable for them?

Should it be the God-given and natural right of little boys to view the world as a military plaything?

Mothers/fathers: that young man shooting those who don’t fit the desired image could be your son. In fact, if the ruling oligarchs have their way, he will be.

And people foolishly imagine the oligarchs would like to feminize and castrate men just to reduce the population. Why would they when they can easily get men to murder one another?

Mar 29, 2022 4:44 PM
Reply to  Howard

Men don’t murder one another. Men decide on a mission to protect themselves and their interests when threatened without hope of resolution, then organize and “murder”, metaphorically or not, the invaders that have provoked the aggression. The only reason this is happening successfully without retaliation, is that we (they) have demonized all form of aggression or retaliation, leaving humans at their mercy, left and right and progressively… shaming men for being men is part of it. Aren’t we complaining EVERY DAY, that we are being stripped of more and more of our lives by invaders?… If you want to be a person that doesn’t fight or retaliate, the gaz chamber is this way. Or maybe you’re there to put us to sleep, knowing exactly what you’re doing.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 29, 2022 3:00 PM

Civilians continue to infect the world with propagandized News and militant offspring. I’ve often asked the question. Where do these thugs come from? Crickets. No one answers.

Like many other John McCain quotes, this one is notable for its banal absurdity: >

“We are here because your peaceful process and peaceful protest is inspiring your country and inspiring the world. [. . .] We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe. [. . .] Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better.”

Iain Davis does an excellent job of laying the pre-war cards on the table. But the bottom line is “better inspired” by brutal acts performed by grown children disguised as men. >


Where do they come from?

Mar 30, 2022 3:29 AM

Vladimir Shamanov has said that two persons responsible for the torture of Russian POW’s, Ukrainian citizens Sergei Velichko and Konstantin Nemichev, have been caught by their SBU and are in Russian custody. Another video has emerged showing the burnt remains of some of the POW’s at Malaya Rogan.

Today, our “patriotic” resources have posted another video from Malaya Rogan.

The video was made in the same place where footage of the shooting of the captured Russian soldiers was recorded.

The footage shows several burnt bodies with their hands tied behind their backs.

This directly indicates that some of the prisoners were not just executed, but burned by the Nazis in the same place.

UPD: Russian special forces have captured Ukrainian soldiers involved in the torture of Russian Armed Forces soldiers, said Vladimir Shamanov, deputy chairman of the Duma committee for the development of civil society, public and religious associations.

He specified that he was referring to Ukrainian citizens Sergei Velichko nicknamed “Chili” and Konstantin Nemichev “from the fan group of the local football club Metalist”.

We are sure that our SBU itself caught them and handed them over to the Russian special forces.

Another torturer has allegedly been identified, and is being hunted.

Another punisher of our soldier Pyotr is found. Ruslan Grigorievich Oleynik. The city of Vinnitsa.

Petya, we work!

We will find you all, even after 70 years!

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 30, 2022 2:48 PM
Reply to  lydia

Helo lydia: Civilians in a civil society would not need or want “services” such as the Security Service of Ukraine if they were actually civilized. This brutish behavior is widespread – not just limited to the Ukraine.

Civil society has devolved due to television and media programing, the film industry, and the prevalence of abject brutality displayed in video gaming. The parents of these thugs are DIRECTLY to blame.

Mar 29, 2022 12:32 PM

They have arranged several powder kegs all around the world that they can ignite whenever they need to since war is the ultimate game changer.

Mar 29, 2022 12:11 PM

Ukraine war is a tool to distract people attention from the covid scam. Both Putin and the West imposed unnecesary and ineffective measures, which made great damages, with the pretense to fight with covid. The political establishment need a way out from this situation and a war is usefull for this purpose.
What I see is that the „nazi” label, which was used during the covid scam to label all those who opposed the restrictions and forced vaccination, is still used succesfully in the current situation. There are some rules to be understood:

  1. There is not legitimate to start violence against somebody only because you label him as „nazi”.
  2. There is not legitimate to deny freedom of speech for somebody, only because you label him as „nazi”.

As we could see in the last year, 99% of nazism accusation were groundless and motivated only by political interests of imposing dictatorship. Often those who claim to be antinazi have a more nazi attitude.
Regarding current article, it is implying that separatist DNR and LNR are democraticstates. This is not true. You can not have a pro-Ukrainian political activity in DNR or LNR controlled-teritorry, even asking for an Ukrainian language school in those teritorries, while not officially banned, is making you a goal for political harrassment. Also, DNR and LNR received military support from Russia even before the current invasion. Not only in Crimeea was Russia involved in 2014.

les online
les online
Mar 29, 2022 10:54 AM

War – A fight over who is going to be The Boss.
War – A fight over who is going to be Your Boss.

Mar 30, 2022 11:57 AM
Reply to  les online

Pithily put!

Mar 29, 2022 10:44 AM

The homoerotic Mr. Ze has done quite well for himself since he was appointed by Nuland and Kolomoisky as Washington’s Satrap in Kiev. A personal fortune of $600 million+. A $30 million mansion in Florida. A $50 million mansion in Italy. There’s no business like show business. And of course he got all his fellow co religionists out safely to Israel, courtesy of $20 million from Christian Zionist Hagee, so that all the 18-60 year old Ukrainian schmucks can stay to fight for Nuland, Kagan, Blinken, Sullivan and Kolomoisky.

Mar 30, 2022 4:03 AM
Reply to  paul

Plus 100.

Mar 29, 2022 9:46 AM

“Ukraine paying for ‘weak’ sanctions, says Zelenskiy”.

That’s the current Fraud headline. It feels like every headline they’ve had in the last month has been something Zelenskiy or another Ukrainian source has said reported as fact (except those tiny weasel quotation marks).

In the last 48 hours they’ve also carried stories linking Russia to rape, poisoning and torture. That’s some fearless independent reporting!

Mar 29, 2022 8:19 AM

Off top, but of interest, another one bites the dust?

Mira Calix, the electronic producer celebrated for her complex, highly imaginative music and sound art, has died.

Her label, Warp Records, announced the news, and did not give a cause of death, nor her age.


Mar 29, 2022 10:15 AM
Reply to  Orthus

She was approximately the same age (52) as those other ‘mysterious’ sudden deaths:
Mysterious and mysteriouser.

Mar 29, 2022 11:09 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Sadly there are a few dangerous years to have been born with the last eclipse and next…every one I have looked at had hard aspects to Leo which rules the heart…so one way or another they were going down with heart issues…and they go messing with a substance known to cause heart issues,,,,that wasn’t very clever.

Mar 29, 2022 1:33 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Is 52 the new 27?

Mar 30, 2022 12:41 AM
Reply to  Orthus

I think 52 and 27 are the new 0-20 months old

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 29, 2022 8:11 AM

The WSWS remains the most virulent indicator of the purest core of the covid manoeuvre and a sign of possible things to come in the West.


As expected, our Trotters are most impressed with China’s “robust” response:

“China is struggling to contain the worst outbreak of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in late 2019, fueled by the highly contagious, immune-resistant and virulent Omicron BA.2 subvariant.

… Tragically, on March 20 two people succumbed to the virus, the first deaths in China in over a year.

Compared to the horrific waves of infection that have swept the rest of the globe, these figures are minuscule, but they are the worst that China has experienced since first eliminating COVID-19 in early May 2020….
The very fact that China has prevented the exponential growth of BA.2, as happened throughout much of the world with BA.1 and multiple countries with BA.2, is a testament to the strength of the “dynamic zero” elimination strategy that they have maintained.”

Two people! Oh my God! But then the figures are so low because China did the right thing! And,

“China’s ongoing outbreak is entirely the fault of the Western imperialist powers, led by the United States.”

But – shock horror! – even the Chinese are considering loosening their grip!

“In reality, any lessening of the Zero-COVID policy and even the adoption of a comprehensive “mitigationist” approach would prove disastrous for the Chinese masses.”


“The experience in China underscores the basic reality that there is no national solution to the pandemic.

…. Now, under conditions in which humanity stands on the brink of a nuclear World War III, the fight for global elimination must be connected to the building of a mass anti-war movement.

The urgency with which this unified anti-war, anti-COVID-19 movement must be developed cannot be overstated. Not only the health but also the very survival of mankind hangs in the balance. The future depends on the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system and the establishment of world socialism.”

As an old Leftie I would have previously applauded “world socialism” but since the very powers that be themselves have urged on this curious “fight against covid” etc. I am wondering what such a label now means.

Mar 29, 2022 9:28 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Those self righteous Lefties have been had George and they’re just too fucking vain to backpedal.
Their humiliation levels would be off the scale.
Silly buggers.

Mar 29, 2022 11:28 AM
Reply to  George Mc

We’re going back into lockdown then, surely…. End of mandates here in Quebec at the end of the week… for a couple of weeks, just enough to bloat the curve

Mar 29, 2022 7:36 AM

What is the war good for? Cynically …errr pragmatically … speaking, certainly not liberating Ukraine. Putin could give a flying fuck about the Russian minority in Ukraine being oppressed. That’s a good thing for Russia. Keeps Ukraine in turmoil, prevents it from joining NATO/EU, gives him an excuse to bitch about it, and so on.

It is good for flooding the West with Ukie refugees, for fucking with energy supply and finances, for creating a crisis that can be exploited in all sorts of ways. The same applies to the West. Not necessarily Europe, but the US for sure.

The truth is that we don’t know shit what their plan is. Plus, they’ll be changing the plan according to how things develop.

The Nazis are no more than a collateral thing. Red herring. The ivermectin of the Ukie war.

Mar 29, 2022 8:44 AM
Reply to  Jacques

‘The Truth is we don’t know shit what their plan is’
Wrong Jacques.
Their plan was, and always will be, to enrich themselves, leave their boot prints on history and have lots of sex with nubile young women and/or men.
(That last one is open to discussion).

Mar 29, 2022 11:20 AM
Reply to  Johnny

You’re right, of course!

I guess I should have said that we don’t know shit about what their plans are to achieve that this time around.

Mar 29, 2022 9:18 AM
Reply to  Jacques

“flooding the West with Ukie refugees,”

Lots of strangers in a strange land (to coin another phrase). Gosh, these people will need to prove their identity and probably won’t have traditional means to do so. Do you think the elite might just have a solution ready?…

Mar 29, 2022 12:27 PM
Reply to  Jacques

Be of greater advantage to Russia/Putin to became regular, dependable energy suppliers to the normal countries of the West, then let others bring down the petrodollar.

Mar 30, 2022 11:56 AM
Reply to  Jacques

He ‘couldn’t’ give a flying fuck, ‘could’ suggests he cares about the Russian minority. I do agree, though – he’s had 8 years to care about the besieged citizens of Donbass.

Mar 30, 2022 10:00 PM
Reply to  Hamish

I don’t live in the English speaking world anymore and have been told that nobody says “I couldn’t care less” anymore – apparently it’s morphed into “I could care less”. Wouldn’t that extend to giving a flying fuck too?

Sophie - Admin1
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 30, 2022 10:21 PM
Reply to  Jacques

People who speak English and live everywhere but America do still say “couldn’t care less” because they understand that words mean things and matter.

Mar 31, 2022 8:56 AM

I was kidding FFS …

However, I beg to differ as to your claim that “people understand that words mean things and matter”. It might apply in some cases, but most people will regurgitate any garbage implanted in their empty skulls by their whisperers without giving a flying fuck about what they mean. The last couple of years are a case in point, wherewith I think you will agree.

Sophie - Admin1
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 31, 2022 10:07 AM
Reply to  Jacques

I was kidding too. Kinda. I’m American in the UK and my country’s sometimes ignorant use of language is a raw point.

Mar 31, 2022 2:40 PM

I wouldn’t be so hard on America.

I have an American French (Quebecois) background and while Quebeckers have a bad reputation for speaking bad French (part of it is that they’ve retained 17th century French while l’Academie Francaise has changed grammar rules umpteen times), nothing is further from the truth. When I was in university, we occasionally had a visiting professor from France, and what a disaster that was. These guys would ramble on and on, go around in circles, and never say anything. In contrast, the well educated Quebecois profs could convey information in the straightforward American fashion, yet spice it up with that French metaphysical flair.

I find that it’s not dissimilar with speakers of American English. English spoken by an eloquent American trumps British English any day of the week.

Read Chapter 7 of this – http://pierroule.com/ZappaRealBook/TheRFZBook.htm.

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Mar 29, 2022 7:27 AM

The ‘West’ what is it good for? Well not counting pushovers like Libya, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, Yemen who have been summarily bombed – but of course! Now Russia in being lined out for a regime change and the West simply thinks that this is okay, commendable in fact. Now the West should be reminded of Kinzhal, Sarmat, Avangard et al, – 5797 warheads and delivery systems on land air and sea. According to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the Russian nuclear submarine force can load up about 624 nuclear warheads. Still want to rumble with Russia? I am afraid dear friends that is a fact of life.

Mar 31, 2022 2:28 AM
Reply to  Donald Duck

Just one Sarmat can destroy a country the size of France or Texas.
Two Poseidons could destroy two thirds of the US.

Nigel Watson
Nigel Watson
Mar 29, 2022 6:50 AM

The Ukraine ‘war’ looks like it’s smoke and mirrors to me. It’s almost as though the EU/UK/USA is trying to use the ‘war’ to push the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, and to create the hyperinflation required to justify CBDCs.. Draw your own conclusions. Putin was a WEF Young Global Leader and it’s well documented that Putin is best mates with Henry Kissinger and has been for decades. The war is certainly promoting the goals of the New World Order & Klaus Schwab’s 4th Industrial Reich

Mr Y
Mr Y
Mar 29, 2022 9:32 AM
Reply to  Nigel Watson

” It’s almost as though the EU/UK/USA is trying to use the ‘war’ to push the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, …”

Let them … and see the world grind to a halt.

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COVIDsteria eBook
Mar 29, 2022 5:34 AM

RUSSIAsteria: Best Zelensky, Biden and Ukraine Corruption Memes

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Mar 29, 2022 10:49 AM

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COVIDsteria eBook
Mar 29, 2022 5:32 AM

Tales From the Great Reset: I Had a One-Night Stand With a Russian Named Vlad – Here is What I Learned
Hillary, a long suffering New York City resident, recently had a cross-cultural encounter with a simple Russian man named Vlad. This is her story and what she learned.

Mar 29, 2022 5:09 AM

I will say yet again….the events happening are following much the same path as last time uranus wandered through Taurus,..so far we appear to be avoiding outright big war but all the lockdown, fear, and rise of nazi etc has shades of the same events back then….soon the deaths will start …well suspect they have already…we had a high school teacher just drop dead at school yesterday..,vax working well…hunger and food shortages caused by WW2 last time…all happening….

One doesn’t have to write pages on it,,..the players are doing their part to make it all happen all over again…humans are poor learners from history it seems.

Dr Justin
Dr Justin
Mar 29, 2022 9:07 AM
Reply to  Edith

Uranus wandered through Taurus sounds far less painful than the reverse.

Mar 29, 2022 4:42 AM

I wouldn’t say it’s good for nothing, some ones benefiting.
Rand Report Prescribed US Provocations Against Russia and Predicted Russia Might Retaliate In Ukraine
Turns out it’s all part of the plan.

Biden and Ukraine: A strategy for the new administration

Mar 29, 2022 4:59 AM
Reply to  winegum

The irony of Zee evoking Churchillian nostalgia to rouse the sheeples, is that it was Russia that saved Churchill’s ass, if it wasn’t for Russia (USSR) we’d all be speaking German & if you play the numbers game Russia lost tens of millions in WW2 to preserve our illusion of freedom (many of the “six” million Jews were in fact Russians).

And whilst we’re talking of hypocrites, when are the British handing Northern Ireland back to Ireland? And Taiwan reuniting with China.

Mar 29, 2022 9:26 AM
Reply to  winegum

“it was Russia that saved Churchill’s ass”.

Churchill had saved the Bolsheviks first by not strangling the brat in its crib (to use his own phrase). He talked and acted just enough to be a useful Bolshevik rallying cry – but didn’t actually do anything that endangered the Revolution.

“we’d all be speaking German”.

An absolutely nonsense statement – by their own logic the Nazis wanted racial Germans to speak German but not other races. After invading France, did the Nazis try to abolish French (outside Alsace-Lorraine which they regarded as part of Germany)?

Mar 29, 2022 12:15 PM
Reply to  winegum

Germany never stood the slightest chance against the combined might of the British, American and Soviet empires. The whole bloodbath was orchestrated by the banksters for certain obvious objectives. They let them have lead tetra ethyl. The ME 109 made it’s maiden flight with a Rolls Royce engine.

Mar 29, 2022 3:22 AM

It’s still possible to get RT. Sometimes you have to click on it several times. “Live” gives updated news bulletins.

Mar 29, 2022 2:28 AM
Mar 29, 2022 2:16 AM

From Allen Forrest:
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Nigel Watson
Nigel Watson
Mar 29, 2022 6:51 AM
Reply to  Johnny

I think that the Ukraine war is being used by the NWO to play the following problem > reaction > solution games.

Mar 29, 2022 1:56 AM

A good overview, but there is no logic whatsoever in this particular statement “The Russian Federation has exploited the same Nazis as a means of justifying, in part, its attack on another sovereign nation. It is thus illegitimate for Russia to castigate Ukraine for being a Nazi regime.”
Hallo … because the Russians say they invaded to de-Nazify Ukraine, they are not allowed to accuse Ukraine of harbouring Nazis,,,??? Whatever the logic may be here, I can’t see it.

Mar 29, 2022 8:59 PM
Reply to  John

I had the exact same reaction.

The phrase, or “argument”– such as it is– is simply nonsensical. I also found it peculiar because it’s oddly disconnected from the narrative flow; it’s not exactly a non sequitur, but it’s almost like an absurd “Easter egg” randomly stuck between two paragraphs. 

Mar 29, 2022 1:44 AM

Ukranian Army systematically shooting Russian prisoners of war in their legs


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Mar 29, 2022 4:34 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

UPA, worshiped in contemporary Ukraine. specialized in similar torturing, breaking bones, burning decapitating and eventually beheading of captured Soviet and Polish Soldiers until 1948.

Mar 30, 2022 2:38 AM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Hm… Page does not load.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Mar 30, 2022 3:07 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Sometimes I have trouble going to Sputnik, Tass and RT. I use three different browsers and I can get into them most of the time. When the site is blocked it makes me wonder if someone out there may not like Russia.
Brave usually gets me into Sputnik and Tass.

Mar 30, 2022 7:05 PM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Brave, based on Chromium,free and open-source web browser project, principally developed and maintained by Google, really?

Mar 31, 2022 3:38 AM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Tried it with Brave on a Mac, and it didn’t load either. Is it mirrored somewhere else?

Mar 31, 2022 7:24 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Nice to see all that British taxpayer money being well spent, rather than squandering it on te NHS or whatever.

Mar 29, 2022 12:32 AM

Great review of Ukrainian reality however as close observer of events 2013-2016 I differ in interpretation of some described by author events. Few points.

  1. In early March 2014 almost all eastern and southern regions of Ukraine so called Novorussia run by Yanukovitch Party of regions refused to recognize Kiev regime as illegitimate. They were legitimate legal local authority in their regions and hence any military aggression against them like in Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Mariupol etc., were illegal violated constitutional order. And hence they demanded legal autonomy within Ukrainian state like it was granted to Crimea decades ago. What they declared themselves initially was not independence but autonomy allowed by Ukrainian constitution. They were not separatists at all. In fact referendums of May 11, 2014 were planned in March as vote about autonomy of LDPR unfortunately Ukrainian military aggression in April made the autonomy impossible solution turning autonomy vote into independence vote. Note that Crimea was already autonomous hence they voted for independence. The difference between Donetsk and Lugansk and Kharkov and Mariupol is that Donetsk and Lugansk authorities called early on people to defend their administrative buildings from Nazi and SBU raids.
  2. Origins of militia in Donbas: It was people with clubs and shot guns to protect legitimate authorities of their regions from Nazis that formed seeds of Donbas militia. In Kharkov and Mariupol such defense was unsuccessful amid onslaught of Nazis and SBU, in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Donetsk and Lugansk etc,. they were successful. After repelling first wave of Nazis and SBU facing in May 2014 mass onslaught of regular AFU forces militia obtained weapons from seizing Ukrainian military bases, most without fighting some with fighting leaving not more than 10 dead. Note that regular police force of Donbas was viciously attacked by Nazis and hence joined militia.Russians had nothing to do with that, except allowing about 1000 of Russian volunteers mainly families of Donbas residents and two hundred of Chechen volunteers to join the fight.all. the tanks (most Afghan war T60) and weapons militia got from Ukrainian military bases in Donbas. Initially militia ranks were filled by 50+ Afghan war veterans until younger working class joined as a results of losing jobs in disabled by AFU shelling coal mines and metal works. In those months militia did not take over prerogatives of legitimate local governments in Donbas in fact assumed some social service roles like stopped evictions and debt garnishing. .
  3. Russian role in early months. Russians were completely uninvolved in Ukraine even when their embassy in Kiev was attacked and partially burnt. The so called “threatening Russian military moves toward Ukrainian border in Spring 2014 only happened after 150,000 of AFU soldiers and equipment started movement east toward Russian borders. In fact such AFU movement east paused as a result of RF troops movement and resumed after Putin succumbed to western pressure. I claim that there would have been no Donbass massacre if Putin stand firm and hold military positions creating military threat to weak Kiev regime. First Russian humanitarian aid for Donbas came only in late September and early October 2014 delayed solely because Russian insisted that convoy passes not through LDPR controlled crossing but via Ukrainian border crossing where AFU promptly seized the cargo and held it for over two weeks while Donbas residents were starving. The first Call for reunion of LDPR with RF was a call of desperation at the moment when UAF almost defeated Donbas militia before Great counteroffensive that liberated south up to Mariupol outskirts August 20-September 5 stopped by Putin promising peace agreement and reintegration with Ukraine as a federal state known as Minsk agreement. As we know Minsk failed.
  4. Nazi status: Nazi battalions had no status they we formed from seeds of oligarchic private armies most untrained funded also by Jewish billionaires. Most of then dis not even have gun permit. What they brought was hate. Their inherent grudge against ethnic Russians was augmented by their slaughter in hundreds by Donbas militia in first months of conflict in situation of total chaos and extreme incompetence of Ukrainian command. After that their interests in fighting Donbas was revenge against civilians as they proudly openly proclaimed in their media.
  5. European Nazi origins. What author did not emphasize was that almost all European nations had their national battalions in Waffen-SS an independent from Wehrmacht one million men international army that included among many western nations Russians and Ukrainians. Russian nationalists in that sense have the same origins as UkroNazis. No wonder that they are vicious. In particular general Vlasov nationalist army fought Polish Home Army during 1944 Warsaw uprising specializing in torture of soldiers and civilians. The UPA military wing of OUN-B was not sanctioned by Nazis but tolerated as its objective was supposedly fighting with common enemy namely Polish Home army and Russian sponsored Polish and Russian/Belorussian partisans attacking German logistics. UPA was definitely supported Nazi war efforts and on a side conducted genocide of ethnic cleansing of supposed territory of future greater ethnically pure Ukraine.
Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 29, 2022 12:26 AM

It took a long time, and the alternative media largely failed to raise the warning (hence J6), but the US deep state is now having difficulties recruiting right-wing useful idiots.

The Guardian reported on 28 January 2022 that more than 400 gigabytes of private Patriot Front chat logs on RocketChat had been obtained and published by Unicorn Riot, a left-wing nonprofit media organization.[35] The logs reveal efforts to expand membership, with the founder Thomas Rousseau writing “We are absolutely desperate for new people. We’ve been in the 220’s to 230’s membership rut for nearly a full year”. The group can be seen attempting to inflate its numbers and importance, outlining plans to create fake social media accounts pretending to be bystanders to marches, and posting deceptive material on Twitter, Reddit and 4chan, as well as direct messaging traditional media outlets and rejoicing when it is mentioned in the news. The leaders frequently scold members for not participating in events.[35]

FBI Rally in DC – Dec 2021

Mar 29, 2022 12:07 AM

“The key question isn’t ‘What is Evil?’ The key question is ‘When does the Good become Evil?”
― Amish Tripathi
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Mar 28, 2022 11:25 PM

A bit off-topic. This site claims that jabbed people are emitting bluetooth signals. Site explains how you can go out where jabbed people are, set your mobile phone in developer mode, and experiment on finding their signals yourself, etc. Explained on this site:


Mar 29, 2022 9:00 AM
Reply to  Kika

I will report that I sent it off to the more computer literate than I….they promptly tried it on a once jabbed wife and the phone lit up…so did the wife…a very unhappy soul at this point and both somewhat devastated….so does every vax have one…if they have had 3 or 4 needles do they have different ones?….how can anyone claim informed consent to this?

Mr Y
Mr Y
Mar 29, 2022 9:38 AM
Reply to  Kika

I hear bells ringing. It’s the BS alarm.

Mar 29, 2022 11:15 AM
Reply to  Mr Y

as trusted friends have tried it I believe it is for digital currency….to make that happen effectively we all had to have an identifier….an ap on a phone is far too easy to play with….this is quite clever…and gives total control,,..not sure what is going to happen to those of us who refuse to get loaded….hopefully there is a solution other than starvation…

susan mullen
susan mullen
Mar 28, 2022 11:01 PM

Thanks for this article and links. Re: Evidence of US involvement in 2014 violent overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government, Soros spent two years preparing for it, 2012-14, and was in charge of post-coup US Ukraine policy (no mercy for Donbass). Soros had been camped out in Ukraine since 1989, meaning Ukraine never had a chance. In Aug. 2016 a group called DC Leaks posted more than 2,500 documents going back to 2008 that it accessed from Soros’ Open Society Foundations’ servers. No one has claimed they weren’t factual. Per Wayne Madsen (among others), It is the degree to which Soros provided finances, logistics, and other support to the Ukrainian coup plotters in 2012, two years before the Euromaidan uprising, that is noteworthy. OSF and its affiliates provided…entire buildings, vehicles, travel to the US.”…“This was all done with the cooperation of the US and Swedish embassies in Kiev,
USAID, the Carnegie Endowment, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and
the Central Intelligence Agency-linked National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
Investigative journalists were also sought by the Soros gang to travel to Ukraine and submit articles that had to be approved by Soros operatives before publication.One Soros document contains the following recommendation: «Select journalists from the 5 target countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece) and offer them long stay reporting trips in Ukraine.

Arlene Phillips
Arlene Phillips
Mar 28, 2022 10:40 PM


Mar 28, 2022 10:38 PM

Regardless of Russia’s aggression…” Not agreed about illegality. (a) Russian troops were invited in by Belarus & Lugansk. (b) Their aim being to stop the genocide-process, they could not do that by remaining within those ‘people’s Republics.’ If some cluster-bomb munitions were fired from 120 km away, is not Russia justified in going after them? Its R2P requirement to protect Russian-speaking Slavs surely gives them that obligation.
Before 22.2.22 some shells fired were falling on Russian territory. That surely gave them the right to go in.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 28, 2022 10:15 PM

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 28, 2022 10:19 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

“Yet another case/example of Corporate Fascism.”
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“Two words”
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“Mental Illness.”

Mar 28, 2022 10:56 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Or belonging to the 15-20% of human beings with a seriously low IQ.
There’s no cure, except to limit the harm they can do by ensuring that they are never appointed to responsible positions.

Mar 29, 2022 5:09 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Indeed, “Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism, because it is a merger of state and corporate power,” Giovanni Gentile, Italy National Fascist Party 1923 – 1943.

Mar 28, 2022 10:56 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

lolllll good one

Mar 29, 2022 10:06 AM
Reply to  S Cooper


Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 28, 2022 8:47 PM

Jerm Warfare & Russell Bentley

Donetsk: A Short Story
March 23rd, 2022
Jerm Warfare
Russell Bentley is an American soldier and war correspondent in Donetsk (eastern Ukraine).
He was on my podcast a few weeks ago. Feeling moved by his story, I wanted to know what daily life is like there. I asked Russell if he wouldn’t mind taking a few random videos with his cellphone. A day in the life, if you will. Russell was happy to oblige, and sent me a collection of clips. In spite of being a cartoonist (and not a filmmaker), I turned his short videos into a short film.

Russell “Texas” Bentley on fighting to liberate Ukraine
March 4th, 2022
Jerm Warfare
Russell “Texas” Bentley is a soldier and war correspondent in Donetsk (eastern Ukraine).
He has been in Donbass since December 2014, as a soldier in the Novorussian Army, serving with the Essence Of Time combat unit in Vostok, as well as with the XAH Battalions. Russell is also an accredited war correspondent, providing factual news and counter-propaganda about the situation in Ukraine and the Ukrainian government’s war against Donbass.
He is trying to expose the US-backed regime in Kiev.
Russell is also the vice president of Donbass Humanitarian Aid, a fund which has helped hundreds of innocent victims of the war since 2015.

Sanjoy Mahajan
Sanjoy Mahajan
Mar 28, 2022 8:41 PM

One of the world’s most honest specialists in international law, Francis Boyle, argues that Russia’s invasion is legal under international law as self-defense (I agree, but my agreement isn’t that relevant).

Dr Justin
Dr Justin
Mar 28, 2022 10:31 PM
Reply to  Sanjoy Mahajan

I think if there is at least one lesson you should have learnt over the past two years is that the law, domestic or international, means little. Might is right whether we like it or not. Sad but true.

Sanjoy Mahajan
Sanjoy Mahajan
Mar 29, 2022 10:31 AM
Reply to  Dr Justin

I sort of learnt the lesson in 1999, when NATO bombed Yugoslavia in total violation of international law. But back then they at least tried to pretend that under Neo-International Law, like Neo Labour, the bombing was legal. So, there was a bit of deference to the idea of law (if not to the law itself). Now, however, even the deference is gone.

Mar 29, 2022 9:41 AM
Reply to  Sanjoy Mahajan

Donbas was under shelling for almost 8 years. What happened to “Rignt To Protect” (Trade Mark), the basis of so genocidal invasions by the Empire and its running dogs?

Mar 29, 2022 8:49 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Pardon a pedantic correction: the marketing phrase is actually more pious and self-righteous; it’s “Responsibility to Protect”.

Or, in the handy leetspeaky form perfect for social media posts, R2P. It’s a slogan and a logo!

In either form, it’s an identity-politics (now “Woke”) Newspeak rebranding of what was formerly called “The White Man’s Burden”.

Mar 28, 2022 7:24 PM

Legal and lawful are not the same thing.

Mar 28, 2022 7:23 PM

Russia doesn’t do anything right.

Sure, they can be prodded to react on schedule like some dumb circus bear,
but Where’s the Shock? Where’s the Awe?
They simply aren’t producing enough collateral.
They are living up to the appellation their leader gives them, “Polite People”.

Luckily we have the plucky ZioNazis to show them how it’s done, Ukie style.

Castrating prisoners of war, for example.

Or kneecapping them
These Ukies are far from polite.

And why stop at shooting & bombing your own civilians, crucifying them even
(this incident from early in the conflict)

.. when you can torture them to death, dismember them, and burn a swastika into their flesh with a blowtorch
(actually, who knows in what order those things were done?)
(needless to say, these links are Not for the Squeamish!)

These incidents are far from isolated

The conditions for peace are simpler said than done.
To de-NATOfy the Ukraine can be done (& undone) with a pen.
But if Zelensky tries to deNazify it, he may find himself Azov’d.

Meanwhile, at least a few of the tens of thousands of Javelins & Stingers will filter out (if they ever arrived in the first place), giving a new lease on the War on Terror.
Anyone with travel plans in the next decade or so should review their flight paths ..

Mar 28, 2022 7:58 PM
Reply to  antitermite

There is a sudden increase in the last day or so of reports coming out and videos surfacing of atrocities being committed in this current conflict in Ukraine. Horrific scenes being shared on social media of apparent torture and brutal murder of Russian soldiers by those plucky Ukrainian heroes we’ve all been hearing about.

Some of it has been reported in the msm, but not the worst of it. If the noise around this grows as it should, it may well make a dent, or worse, in the common positive perception of the puppet Zelenskyy,

Mar 28, 2022 11:06 PM
Reply to  Observe

And I though Trudeau was the ultimate whore… then immediately came Zelensky…. Oh God, they are going to send more are they…. Breathe people, breathe

Mar 31, 2022 2:38 AM
Reply to  antitermite

All censored and memory holed by those splendid chaps at 77 Brigade and their “fact checking” chums in Zuckerberg’s mob.

Mar 28, 2022 7:19 PM

Good article on a good site for this and other topics:


I’m surprised the UN vote isn’t mentioned by Mr Davis (although if he has and I missed it, my apologies – it’s a long read!)

“Ukraine’s Nazi problem is unique. It is the only post WWII European state to have incorporated neo-Nazis into its national security infrastructure.”

Really? Who ran Gladio – the Greens? The entire NATO intelligence operation in Eastern Europe after 1945 was the Nazi Gehlen organisation transplanted wholesale. The implication that no European state post-WW2 had anything to do with Nazis for “national security” except in Ukraine is extremely misleading.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Mar 28, 2022 7:03 PM

How many times has the US engaged in regime change operations?

George Cornell
George Cornell
Mar 28, 2022 8:18 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

See William Blum on Democracy…. America’s most dangerous export, for a cataloguing.