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Neo-Nazi Thug-Officials Rough Up National Ukrainian TV Head

According to Johannes Stern in “Svoboda thugs attack head of Ukrainian national television” there is a fascist “reign of terror” happening on the streets of Kiev thanks to the Western-backed coup at the end of last month.

A shocking YouTube video [click here to see Stern article with video] shows what happens when Neo-Nazis are put in charge of Ukrainian security/enforcement duties with the generous backing of the US and EU. (Sophisticated NATO weaponry still to come to these neo-Nazis).

Johannes Stern writes:

On Tuesday night, members of the Svoboda party led by Svoboda MPs stormed the offices of Ukraine’s state television, NTU, after NTU broadcast the Russian parliament signing a treaty with Crimea. They broke into the office of NTU President Aleksandr Panteleymonov and forced him to sign a resignation letter.

“Write your resignation! Sit down! I told you, sit down!” they shout. When Panteleymonov refuses, they drag him through the room, punch him in the face and threaten: “Here is a paper, pen, write the resignation now quickly, you animal… You Russian piece of shit. Write your resignation now. You bloody Muscovite, do it.”

When Panteleymonov replies, “I am not a Muscovite, I am a Ukrainian,” they hit him again and yell: “You are Ukrainian? You are a piece of shit, not a Ukrainian. You fucking dirtbag. You are a traitor.”

At that point, the video ends.

In the video, the man with the pony-tail leading the attack is Igor Miroshnichenko. Stern explains that he is a Svoboda MP and deputy head of the Ukraine government’s committee on freedom of speech.

So much for freedom of speech.

In 2012 Miroshnichenko became notorious for an anti-Semitism rant in which “he insulted Hollywood actress Mila Kunis, whose Jewish family were victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine, calling her a 'zhydovka' (dirty Yid).”

This kind of thug is who the US and EU, particularly Germany, helped set up in leadership in Kiev. The militant Svoboda party primarily was responsible for the success of the western-backed coup against the democratically elected president in Ukraine and subsequently has been rewarded with powerful positions in the new government.

The Svoboda party was NOT fighting for Ukrainian democracy. According to Stern they now control six ministries.

The Svoboda party is anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi. Meanwhile Putin is being demonized globally as threatening the self-determination and integrity of the Ukrainian nation by not recognizing this present thug-government as legitimate.

So now it would seem neo-Nazism for the Ukrainians is one more version of “lesser evil” to the non-challengers of Obama’s and NATO’s foreign policy. There is now in place a dangerous fascist junta posing as a legitimate and freedom-bringing Ukrainian government.

THE POWER OF PROPAGANDA!

Alex Lantier in “What the European Union said in 2012 about its current fascist allies in Ukraine” sums up the craven, ends-justify-the-means “change of heart” of the EU toward the Ukrainian neo-Nazi fascists:

To evaluate this torrent of pro-fascist apologetics, it is worth recalling what the European Union itself said only two years ago about its current partners in Kiev. Today, the far-right Svoboda party holds top ministerial positions (deputy prime minister, education, ecology, and agriculture) and advisory posts in a regime that enjoys the economic and military backing of the EU and Washington.

Svoboda was condemned in an official resolution voted and adopted by the European Parliament. The document, titled “European Parliament of 13 December, 2012 on the Situation in Ukraine,” is available online.

In section 8 of the resolution, the EU’s legislative body declares itself “concerned about the rising nationalistic sentiment in Ukraine, expressed in support for the Svoboda party, which, as a result, is one of the two new parties to enter the Verkhovna Rada,” the Ukrainian parliament.

Stating that “racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic views go against the EU’s fundamental values,” the European Parliament “therefore appeals to pro-democratic parties in the Verkhovna Rada not to associate with, endorse, or form coalitions with this party.”

When the imperialist powers embarked on a critical foreign policy operation, however—the installation of a pro-Western regime in Kiev—they easily overcame whatever scruples EU legislators may have had about Svoboda’s racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. It fell to a corrupt media, academic and cultural elite to package the resulting collaboration with fascists as a struggle for democracy, misleading the public through a combination of complicit silence and active falsification.

Let's repeat that last paragraph.

When the imperialist powers embarked on a critical foreign policy operation, however—the installation of a pro-Western regime in Kiev—they easily overcame whatever scruples EU legislators may have had about Svoboda’s racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. It fell to a corrupt media, academic and cultural elite to package the resulting collaboration with fascists as a struggle for democracy, misleading the public through a combination of complicit silence and active falsification.

Well, the neo-Nazi thugs of Ukraine don’t have to worry about corporate mainstream TV in the US. It is saying all the positive propaganda about them they could possibly want.

Freedom of craven “corporate interests and black military ops propaganda” expression we certainly have in this country!

[cross-posted on open salon, apparently banned on daily kos]

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Submitted by jo6pac on

can't say that these people are bad people. These are Amerika Nazis so that means their good Nazis.

My own WTF moment is Merkel has given her blessing to them knowing full well who they are, amazing but then again she taking orders from Amerikas neo-conns.

Submitted by lambert on

Badge of honor, so far as I'm concerned!

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by Alexa on

I did not realize that you posted there until the previous day, and it was so late, that I decided to check back the next day (Sunday the 23rd) and see if there were any diaries I hadn't read.

I had just read your excellent diary about the young cop who mistook you for "an authority figure" (on your way to work), and got mad when you weren't one, and pushed you onto the ground [BTW, that was quite a story], when I went back to your diary list, and the "Mojo" had changed from bars to "banned."

Needless to say, I was blown away.

Agree with jo6pac and Lambert that it was their loss--not yours.

OTOH, your voice was "sorely needed." And I'd say appreciated by many. So I am sorry that it happened.

I thought that "progressives" were supposed to be open minded--apparently not.

There are already mini-wars that seem to be erupting there over the 2016 Presidential Race.

It's surreal . . .

Alexa

“If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

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Submitted by lambert on

.... and then banned at Kos when she posted about it? Got a link to that post?

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by Alexa on

but the "same post" pops up typing libbyliberal and Salon (in DuckDuckGo)--about the 10th post down.

;-)

Alexa

“If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

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