(Reblogged from Infowars)
“Representatives of parties of all stripes—the US Democrats and Republicans, the Conservatives, Social Democrats, Greens and Pirates from Germany and other European countries—have made pilgrimages to Kiev to express their solidarity with the right-wing mob. In particular, Germany’s social-democratic Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier played a key role in the coup against Yanukovych.” — Global Research
Paul Joseph Watson
February 28, 2014
Confirmation that a US-backed neo-nazi party has been handed key positions within the newly formed Ukrainian government illustrates the fact that the Euromaidan uprising was a contrived coup d’etat and has very little to do with freedom and democracy.
Back in December, around the same time that top U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland announced that the United States had invested $5 billion dollars to help Ukrainians achieve a new form of government, Senator John McCain met with Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok, sharing the stage with him at an event during which McCain gave the United States’ blessing for the opposition revolt.
“…anti-Semitism is part of the extremist party’s platform; until 2004, they called themselves the Social-National Party of Ukraine in an intentional reference to Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist party. Just last summer, a prominent leader of party youth was distributing texts from Nazi propaganda head Joseph Goebbels translated into Ukrainian…” – Der Spiegel
US Senator John McCain meets with Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok and newly installed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
As recently as three weeks ago, Nuland met with both Tyahnybok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who is now Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister. In a leaked phone conversation, Nuland was caught red-handed scheming to install Yatsenyuk in the government before President Viktor Yanukovych had even fled Kiev.
The fact that both Tyahnybok and Yatsenyuk have been handed the reigns of power following the ouster of President Yanukovych just weeks after Nuland afforded them Washington’s seal of approval clearly reveals the United States’ central role in the overthrow of a democratically elected government.
Yatsenyuk’s history as a banker makes him the perfect candidate to assume the role of technocrat in selling Ukraine into IMF debt slavery. However, the Svoboda Party’s rise to prominence is even more chilling given the organization’s clear links to extremist groups and anti-Semitism.
Top U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland meets with Tyahnybok and Yatsenyuk weeks before they were handed power under Ukraine’s new US-backed interim government.
Despite Svoboda’s neo-nazi connections, the party has been handed three key positions in the newly formed government.
“…On New Year’s Day, Svoboda led about 15,000 people in a torchlight march in honor of Stepan Bandera, the controversial leader of the wartime Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which fought the Soviets for an independent Ukrainian state but also ethnically cleansed tens of thousands of Polish civilians. (Right Sector also announced its own march that day in honor of Bandera.) Some historians have accused the Ukrainian Insurgent Army of cooperating in the massacres of thousands of Ukrainian Jews during the Nazi occupation, and Tyahnybok even commended the rebels in 2004 for fighting “Russians, Germans, Jewry and other crap.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center put Svoboda at number five on its 2012 list of top anti-semitic slurs, citing Tyahnybok’s “Moscow-Jewish mafia” comment and Miroshnychenko calling Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis a “dirty Jewess…” — The Nation
“These posts include the deputy prime minister and the heads of the agriculture and environmental ministries. In addition to these positions, a Svoboda lawmaker was appointed the new prosecutor general in the interim government,” reports the Daily Caller.
In backing Svoboda’s role in the coup, the United States, just as it backed extremists in Syria, is throwing its weight behind one of the most notorious political parties in Europe.
Supporters of the party were pictured during the recent uprising in Ukraine wearing “wolfsangel” armbands, the same logo used by Hitler’s Waffen SS and numerous neo-nazi factions worldwide.
US-backed Svoboda supporters pictured during recent uprising wearing SS-style armbands.
While party officials have repeatedly made brazenly anti-Semitic statements over recent years, perhaps the most shocking insight into the group’s ideology is the fact that one if its top members, Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn, founded a think tank named the Joseph Goebbels Political Research Centre as an homage to the Nazi propaganda minister.
“According to Per Anders Rudling, a leading academic expert on European neo-fascism, the self-described “socialist nationalist” Mykhalchyshyn is the main link between Svoboda’s official wing and neo-Nazi militias like Right Sector,” writes Salon’s Max Blumenthal.
The party itself denies that it is xenophobic or anti-Semitic, part of a re-branding effort designed to increase its legitimacy which included ditching a Swastika-style symbol that was once the organization’s main motif.
However, despite the clear documented ties that bind Svoboda to neo-nazi extremists, some quarters of the US media have attempted to downplay their role in the Ukrainian uprising, with Time Magazine ludicrously suggesting that, “Nowhere in Ukraine has the uprising involved neo-Nazi groups.” One would suspect that if Tea Party supporters started wearing SS armbands, Time’s take on the issue would be somewhat different.
Svoboda’s integral involvement in the Ukrainian uprising and their reward of several key positions within the post-coup government underscores once again how the United States is willing to back some of the most repulsive and dangerous organizations on the planet, so long as they are on board with the long term goal of US hegemony and geopolitical domination.