Eurasia note #30 - When Is A Nazi Not?
Hush now, when he's doing our work. Nuland calls Russia's security concerns fantasy.
U.S. calls for Moscow-Kyiv talks to result in ceasefire.
Thursday’s meeting opens humanitarian corridors for civilians.
Dep. Secretary of State Vic Nuland says U.S. ready to hear Russia’s concerns.
Moscow says U.S. mercenary contractors are sending goons to Ukraine.
Pres Volodymyr Zelenskily reportedly flees to U.S. embassy in Poland.
BBC, Western state-corporatist media flee Ukraine over censorship.
Ukraine security chief says Odesa faces imminent attack.
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Tbilisi, Mar 4, 2022
The longer the Russian operation in Ukraine drags on, the bloodier and less clinical the outcome. War never goes to plan and Russia will not exit with its hands clean.
President Vladimir Putin acted out of justified concern for Russia’s security — and those fears are connected to Putin’s second allegation: the Nazi presence in Ukraine.
The press ridicules the idea. A simultaneous, hyperbolic, identical tsunami hits the audience, leaving no doubt that it’s a baseless, false allegation.
After all, Putin is literal Hitler. Allegations of anti-semitism that blared from the ram horns of the newspaper owners six months ago… well that was then. Hush, now. Don’t mention the war.
Even The Intercept, which Glenn Greenwald quit when it censored his Hunter Biden laptop story, can see the non-sequitur. 
See what you will
Putin’s intent to denazify Ukraine is more than a slogan. The media accepted, just a few months ago, “Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem” 
The mistake in the Reuters headline is that there is nothing neo- about this Nazism. It is the same bloodline from WW2. Many of the same organizations, honouring the same collaborators who pursue the same aim: keeping the blood pure by ethnic cleansing.
The increased prominence of Nazis is directly linked to the Ukrainian regime installed by the United States in the Maidan coup of 2014. But the connection with the U.S. security establishment goes all the way back to the 1940s.
The author Lev Golinkin has chronicled the honouring of Nazi collaborators, the construction of new statues to those who murdered minorities, noting: “Beginning in 2014, when the Maidan uprising brought a new government to Ukraine, the country has been erecting monuments to Nazi collaborators and Holocaust perpetrators at an astounding pace.”
In the newspaper Forward, Golinkin noted in 2018: “Over the past four years of Poroshenko’s presidency, Ukraine has experienced a steady growth of anti-Semitism, including the glorification of Nazi collaborators, vandalism of Jewish sites and public threats against Jews — and the rate of anti-Semitic incidents appears to be escalating.”
The list of events is shocking. 
The Ukrainian division of the Waffen SS is publicly honored — banners of SS Galichina are paraded through Lviv. The capital Kyiv passed laws honouring the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, who butchered Poles, Jews and others.
The Institute of National Memory is tasked with honouring these “heroes.” Tetiana Soikina, regional head of the ultranationalist Right Sector organization, promised to get rid of the zhidi.
The BBC feted the pilot, prisoner and member of parliament Nadiya Savchenko, who later complained on television of politicians with “non-Ukrainian blood” before being accused of a bomb plot. 
The involvement of publicly-avowed Nazis with their supporters in the Western security establishment is a present reality with a long history.
Working back from the present, we find:
2015-present: Military training of Ukrainian nationalists in psychological and physical warfare.
2014: Installation of a nationalist government in Ukraine with Nazi elements.
1979: Western Goals Foundation, alumnus Larry McDonald.
1959: Captive Nations Committee, alulmnus Yaroslav Stetsko.
1956-1990: Operation Gladio - training of fascists as “stay behind” units in Western countries, alumnus Vincenzo Vinciguerra.
1954-1974: Office of Public Safey, International Police Academy, alumnus Dan Mitrione.
1952: World Anti-Communist League, alumni Otto Skorzeny, Roger Pearson.
1949: Radio Free Europe
1945-1959: Operation Paperclip, alumni Wernher von Braun, Walter Dornberger.
1942-present: U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps (Now Intelligence and Security Command), alumni Klaus Barbie, Otto von Bolschwing and the Gehlen Organization.
The above are not all directly relevant to Ukraine but corroborate similar attempts to protect, employ and promote Nazis within the Western political, intelligence and security apparatus.
The Centers for information and psychological operations (CIPSO) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) is trained by British military, including the 77th Special Operations Forces Brigade, in Internet influence activities and psychological warfare.
The research by South Front which explores the extent of NATO training for Ukraine for its hybrid war against Russia cannot be shared on Twitter because “our team identified that link as harmful.” You may take that as an indicator of its sensitivity and probable relevance. 
Paramilitary training is provided by the CIA at as facility in the southern U.S., as revealed by Yahoo News reported in Jan 2022. It is part of a secret program that began in 2015. 
Stay behind fascists
NATO does not have clean hands. Its bombing of Yugoslavia may have cost 2,500 lives, according to Human Rights Watch. But during Operation Gladio, NATO and member intelligence services actually bombed their own people. Many attacks were revealed during judicial trials to have been orchestrated bombings across Europe, false flags, that were perpetrated by military or mercenaries and blamed on communists. 
The West sought out and cultivated fascist elements in many countries, ostensibly as a bulwark against Communism. But the ties went deeper. There is little reason to believe fascism in the 20th century was a random event when it was consistently supported by the richest and most powerful in society, including banks, corporations, and the dominant progressive political forces.
But it goes deeper still. According to Russ Bellant, author of “Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party” (1988) leading political organisations in the West maintained relations with Nazis from WW2 which continued for the next 40 years.
We can see they continue into the present day. Granted, the Nazis of the 1930s and 40s are dead but some of the same organizations are still active. So, it seems, are their corporate sponsors.
In school we were taught that Adolf H was simply insane, just as the media today tells us Putin is mad. But this seeming insult is intended to stop us exploring any rationale for his actions or any connections to the past — and whether those connections may extend to our “side.”
Nazis in America
After WW2 the leaders of the so-called “Captive Nations” of Eastern Europe and the Warsaw Pact were assumed, in the Western capitals, to speak for all the peoples of those countries.
In reality these representatives were the most extreme and vocal. They included the Romanian Iron Guard and the Hungarian Arrow Cross and supporters of the pro-Nazi Ustashi regime in Croatia. Many were brought to the U.S. by projects like Paperclip, code names for the recruitment of valued scientists and spies but also SS and Gestapo figures who went on to train police and military, along with propagandists and political technologists.
Once safely in the U.S., with citizenship and, sometimes, new identities, they began to influence their host society.
So many Nazis were recruited into the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency that the spies of Reinhardt Gehlen effectively constituted a reverse takeover of the mothership — an assessment borne out by the way in which the CIA was misled about the economic might of the Soviet Union.
Nazis even found their way into the American political system. Otto von Bolschwing helped promote president Richard Nixon and later the administration of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The Ukrainians were prominent among these emigre groups, especially Yaroslav Stetsko, who led Ukraine’s 1941 Nazi-collaborationist government.
These were not mere sources of information, as the CIA has insisted, but part of a mechanism of political control, a civically-active animal. Bellant explains that they became the Republican Party’s permanent outreach to the emigre diasporas, not merely for election fund-raisers and baby kissings.
Now that Stetsko’s Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists had as its patron the U.S. security establishment it could work its influence into institutions like Radio Free Europe based in Munich. By the time the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 they were on the spot and re-established their organisations in their home lands.
When it came time to fight elections against Russian-aligned candidates or launch color revolutions it was to these nationalist groups that the U.S. Endowment for Democracy turned, along with its associates in the CIA and Ford Foundation.
Their influence today is shown by the naming of avenues in Lviv and Kyiv for OUN leader Stepan Bandera, even though he was despised by many citizens of the ethnically-diverse country.
Continued: Rediscovering the “lost” research of Mae Brussel and Jack Anderson… along with the documentaries of the 1990s sacrificed to a censorious age.