Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict – Consortium News
Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict
Exclusive: Few Americans understand the ugly history behind the Nazi-affiliated movements that have gained substantial power in
today’s U.S.-backed Ukrainian regime. Western propaganda has made these right-wing extremists the “good guys” versus the
Russian “bad guys,” as Jonathan Marshall explains.
By Jonathan Marshall
Sen. John McCain appearing with Ukrainian rightists of the Svoboda party
at a pre-coup rally in Kiev.
The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine, one of the leading journals in its field, offers a two-page photo essay on “what to see,
do, and buy” in Lviv, a picturesque city in the Western Ukraine. “Amid the turmoil that has rocked Ukraine over the past two years,”
the article gushes, “Lviv has stood firmly as a stronghold of national culture, language, and identity.”
That’s one way of putting it. Another, less charitable way would be to note that Lviv has for nearly a century been a breeding ground of
extreme Ukrainian nationalism, spawning terrorist movements, rabid anti-Semitism, and outright pro-Nazi political organizations that
continue to pollute the country’s politics.
On the lovely cobblestonestreets admired today by tourists flowed the blood of some 4,000 Jews who were massacred by locals in 1941, during the occupation. They were egged on by the radical Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), whose founder and wartime leader is today a national hero to many of his countrymen.
On April 28, 2011, the 68 th anniversary of the formation of a Ukrainian Waffen-SS division, hundreds of people marched through
Lviv, with support from city council members, chanting slogans like “One race, one nation, one Fatherland!”bemildred, ThinkingANew, Mom Cat and 3 othersBearian, Doremus Jessup, broiles like this
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