A documentary you’ll likely never see: “Ukraine on Fire” by Oliver Stone

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Neo-Nazis are being used by the Ukrainian Government,

“That whole process was headquartered in the US  Embassy” (former Ukraine president Yanukovitch)

Nobody should feel safe today… 

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It is not very often that a documentary film can set a new paradigm about a recent event, let alone, one that is still in progress. But the new film Ukraine on Fire has the potential to do so – assuming that many people get to see it.

Usually, documentaries — even good ones — repackage familiar information in a different aesthetic form. If that form is skillfully done, then the information can move us in a different way than just reading about it.

A good example of this would be Peter Davis’s powerful documentary about U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Hearts and Minds. By 1974, most Americans understood just how bad the Vietnam War was, but through the combination of sounds and images, which could only have been done through film, that documentary created a sensation, which removed the last obstacles to America leaving Indochina.

Ukraine on Fire has the same potential and could make a contribution that even goes beyond what the Davis film did because there was very little new information in Hearts and Minds. Especially for American and Western European audiences, Ukraine on Fire could be revelatory in that it offers a historical explanation for the deep divisions within Ukraine and presents information about the current crisis that challenges the mainstream media’s paradigm, which blames the conflict almost exclusively on Russia.

Key people in the film’s production are director Igor Lopatonok, editor Alex Chavez, and writer Vanessa Dean, whose screenplay contains a large amount of historical as well as current material exploring how Ukraine became such a cauldron of violence and hate. Oliver Stone served as executive producer and conducted some high-profile interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin and ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The film begins with gripping images of the violence that ripped through the capital city of Kiev during both the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2014 removal of Yanukovich. It then travels back in time to provide a perspective that has been missing from mainstream versions of these events and even in many alternative media renditions.

A Longtime Pawn

Historically, Ukraine has been treated as a pawn since the late Seventeenth Century. In 1918, Ukraine was made a German protectorate by the Treaty of Brest Litovsk. Ukraine was also a part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 signed between Germany and Russia, but violated by Adolf Hitler when the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941.

German dictator Adolf Hitler

The reaction of many in Ukraine to Hitler’s aggression was not the same as it was in the rest of the Soviet Union. Some Ukrainians welcomed the Nazis. The most significant Ukrainian nationalist group, Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), had been established in 1929. Many of its members cooperated with the Nazis, some even enlisted in the Waffen SS and Ukrainian nationalists participated in the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews at Babi Yar ravine in Kiev in September 1941. According to scholar Pers Anders Rudling, the number of Ukrainian nationalists involved in the slaughter outnumbered the Germans by a factor of 4 to 1.

But it wasn’t just the Jews that the Ukrainian nationalists slaughtered. They also participated in massacres of Poles in the western Ukrainian region of Galicia from March 1943 until the end of 1944. Again, the main perpetrators were not Germans, but Ukrainians.

According to author Ryazard Szawlowksi, the Ukrainian nationalists first lulled the Poles into thinking they were their friends, then turned on them with a barbarity and ferocity that not even the Nazis could match, torturing their victims with saws and axes. The documentary places the number of dead at 36,750, but Szawlowski estimates it may be two or three times higher.

OUN members participated in these slaughters for the purpose of ethnic cleansing, wanting Ukraine to be preserved for what OUN regarded as native Ukrainians. They also expected Ukraine to be independent by the end of the war, free from both German and Russian domination. The two main leaders in OUN who participated in the Nazi collaboration were Stepan Bandera and Mykola Lebed. Bandera was a virulent anti-Semite, and Lebed was rabidly against the Poles, participating in their slaughter.

After the war, both Bandera and Lebed were protected by American intelligence, which spared them from the Nuremburg tribunals. The immediate antecedent of the CIA, Central Intelligence Group, wanted to use both men for information gathering and operations against the Soviet Union. England’s MI6 used Bandera even more than the CIA did, but the KGB eventually hunted down Bandera and assassinated him in Munich in 1959. Lebed was brought to America and addressed anti-communist Ukrainian organizations in the U.S. and Canada. The CIA protected him from immigration authorities who might otherwise have deported him as a war criminal.

The history of the Cold War was never too far in the background of Ukrainian politics, including within the diaspora that fled to the West after the Red Army defeated the Nazis and many of their Ukrainian collaborators emigrated to the United States and Canada. In the West, they formed a fierce anti-communist lobby that gained greater influence after Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980.

Important History

This history is an important part of Dean’s prologue to the main body of Ukraine on Fire and is essential for anyone trying to understand what has happened there since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. For instance, the U.S.-backed candidate for president of Ukraine in 2004 — Viktor Yushchenko — decreed both Bandera and Lebed to be Ukrainian national heroes.

Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist and Nazi collaborator.

Bandera, in particular, has become an icon for post-World War II Ukrainian nationalists. One of his followers was Dmytro Dontsov, who called for the birth of a “new man” who would mercilessly destroy Ukraine’s ethnic enemies.

Bandera’s movement was also kept alive by Yaroslav Stetsko, Bandera’s premier in exile. Stetsko fully endorsed Bandera’s anti-Semitism and also the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jews of Europe. Stetsko, too, was used by the CIA during the Cold War and was honored by Yushchenko, who placed a plaque in his honor at the home where he died in Munich in 1986. Stetsko’s wife, Slava, returned to Ukraine in 1991 and ran for parliament in 2002 on the slate of Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine party.

Stetsko’s book, entitled Two Revolutions, has become the ideological cornerstone for the modern Ukrainian political party Svoboda, founded by Oleh Tyahnybok, who is pictured in the film calling Jews “kikes” in public, which is one reason the Simon Wiesenthal Center has ranked him as one of the most dangerous anti-Semites in the world.

Another follower of Bandera is Dymytro Yarosh, who reputedly leads the paramilitary arm of an even more powerful political organization in Ukraine called Right Sektor. Yarosh once said he controls a paramilitary force of about 7,000 men who were reportedly used in both the overthrow of Yanukovych in Kiev in February 2014 and the suppression of the rebellion in Odessa a few months later, which are both fully depicted in the film.

This historical prelude and its merging with the current civil war is eye-opening background that has been largely hidden by the mainstream Western media, which has downplayed or ignored the troubling links between these racist Ukrainian nationalists and the U.S.-backed political forces that vied for power after Ukraine became independent in 1991.

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Ukraine Neo-Nazis Trained by NATO to Commit Atrocities: NATO’s ‘Gladio’ Army in Ukraine

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The openly Nazi core of Kiev’s new army; WikiLeaked cables set Ukraine ‘nationalists’ in NATO ‘dirty wars’ abroad; and the ‘psychopaths’ who run CIA special operations.

Seek truth from facts with the world’s leading scholar on NATO’s Operation Gladio Dr. Daniele Ganser; Editor of new book Flashpoint in Ukraine – Dr. Stephen Lendman; Intelligence specialist William Engdahl; and victims of the Butcher of Lyon.

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

RT: NATO’s Operation Gladio has moved into Ukraine according to US intelligence reports. Coming up.

Announcer: The openly Nazi base of Kiev’s new army.

WikiLeaked cables by the US ambassador.

And the “psychopaths” of CIA special operations.

Barack Obama: Proved once again that the United States of America is and will remain the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known.

RT: Obama hit a new high this month claiming the US were the main liberators against the Nazis. NSNBC reports that in reality World War 2 never ended.

While publicly, the White House demanded “full denazification” to charge those responsible for the Holocaust. Privately, even as the war against fascism was still raging, the White House was creating what it called “ratlines” to America for tens of thousands of Nazis despite them being classed as a “menace” to US security.

Hotel Terminus documentary:

Interviewer: You are the man responsible for hiring Barbie?

Sgt. Robert Taylor: Yes

RT: The White House created new identities for Nazi mass murderers like Klaus Barbie and deleted the records of their crimes, such as waterboarding.

Lise Leserve, tortured and family murdered by Klaus Barbie: The torture chamber had manacles with the spikes facing in, dangling chains, weird harnesses. Soon Klaus Barbie arrived. They held my nose, choked me with water, I thought my lungs would burst. Then came the questions. When Barbie pulled the chain, I went all the way under. He’d hang up his big watch to keep it dry. This lasted two hours, then Barbie said: “Since you won’t talk, we’ll get your husband and son”. He tortured my 16-year-old. My husband and son never returned.

RT: Known as the Butcher of Lyon, Barbie was accused of executing 4,000 and shipping 7,000 Jews to concentration camps.

The US first hired him directly then sent him to create the “fiancés of death”, hit squads that taught torture to military juntas.

Hermann Becker-Freysing, Siegfried Ruff, Konrad Schaefer and Kurt Blome were all charged with “gruesome experiments” on Jews at concentration camps. All were admitted to the United States.

They’re just some of an estimated 30,000 Nazi war criminals brought to America.

Many more were activated in Europe. Decades of bombings that have kept Europe in a state of terror are actually the work of Nazis recruited by the White House, top-level officials in government and the CIA confirmed. Former CIA head Bill Colby calls Gladio, as the campaign is codenamed, a “major operation”.

Attacks like the Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul, where snipers from a hotel shot into the crowds. Former Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit notes it was a Gladio operation backed by the US.

The world’s leading scholar on Operation Gladio is Dr. Daniele Ganser. He joins us now, great to see you, what do you make of what’s happened in Ukraine?

Daniele Ganser, Author of Nato’s Secret Armies: Snipers shooting both demonstrators and policemen in Maidan and, you know it reminded me of Istanbul on the first of May – you had secret armies linked to NATO firing on people there on the square, and this then created chaos and you had a right-wing military coup. It all reminds me of the ‘strategy of tension’, and it means that you create chaos and emotional distress in a population. When you do that the structure, the political structure, falls apart. Today we really must try to understand the strategy of tension, because otherwise we don’t understand certain political events which are ongoing.

RT: This is President George HW Bush greeting Ukraine war criminal Yaroslav Stetsko. Stetsko personally oversaw, reports Salon, the murder of 7,000 Jews.

In 1941 he marched into Kiev with the SS and issued a proclamation praising “glory to the German leader Adolf Hitler”. President Reagan brought Stetsko to the White House and told him: “Your struggle is our struggle. Your dream is our dream”.

Stetsko led the Ukraine Nazi group OUN-B that formed the infamous Nachtigall Battalion. His group went from town to town liquidating entire Jewish, Polish as well as Ukrainian populations, in total murdering some half a million.

Stetsko’s notorious head of secret police Mykola Lebed, writes the book Hitler’s Shadow, was convicted of murdering Poland’s Interior Minister.

The group’s publications called for “ethno-genetically pure Ukrainian territory” in other words “purging Poles and Jews”.

CIA deputy Allen Dulles wrote this letter to the Immigration Commissioner demanding to “assure Mykola Lebed’s re-entry into the United States without investigation, which would attract undue attention to his activities”.

Foreign Policy In Focus notes Lebed and Stetsko were just two of around 10,000 East European Nazi accomplices brought to the US.

CIA documents reveal paying massive salaries to Nazi war criminals such as Lebed, and called them Ukraine’s “government in exile” waiting for the right time.

These groups’ time has arrived. Organizations liked Lebed’s OUN-B have merged under the party today called Svoboda. Ukrainian national politicians now flock to these Svoboda ceremonies with soldiers in Nazi uniforms honoring SS war criminals.

Elected Svoboda officials renamed a Western Ukraine street from Peace to Nachtigall, the battalion that massacred Jews in Ukraine and Belarus.

Svoboda is led by Mr. Tyagnibok. The Simon Wiesenthal Center in 2012 named him one of the world’s five worst anti-Semites, who calls for “purging” Ukraine of its last 400,000 Jews.

Tyagnibok’s endorsed by John McCain and assistant secretary of state Vic Nuland, who in a leaked conversation was caught nominating Ukraine’s post-coup leaders. Her reward for Svoboda’s violence in the coup d’état was six cabinet posts, the first Nazis in government since the Third Reich.

Professor Barry Lituchy, Vice President of New York’s Holocaust Memorial Committee, points out Nuland is of Jewish descent.

When asked why she helps one of the world’s most appalling anti-Semites, Lituchy replied that’s a question for a psychiatrist.

To mask psychotic behavior, mainstream media have received perhaps their toughest White House assignment to date – to convince the public “There are No Neo-Nazis in Ukraine”.

It comes as the country’s fascists now go “door to door” in Eastern Ukraine. “If anyone is in, they are beaten or shot”. The Holocaust Memorial Museum reports right after coming to power “Gestapo agents went from door to door. They arrested those who had spoken out against the Nazi party. Some were murdered”.

Author Stephen Lendman brought together leading experts in new book Flashpoint in Ukraine to explain some of the horrors taking place in the country.

Dr. Lendman joins us, great to speak to you, how bad’s the actual situation become?

Stephen Lendman, editor of Flashpoint in Ukraine: Rabbis are preparing in case something very serious breaks out, the idea of a possible pogrom against Jews. And one of the rabbis said in one community: “we have 70 buses fueled and ready to go”. The neo-Nazis, which is what they are, in Ukraine today are literally descendants of the Nazis of the early era. One of their leaders – Dmytro Yarosh – a cold-blooded killer, I’ve quoted him saying publicly he boasted about wanting to kill Jews till he dies. I’m Jewish. If I was in Ukraine, and what I know about Nazi history, I wouldn’t wait around for a bus to take me out, I’d be getting out right away.

RT: Fascists, notes Global Research News, have become the military enforcers for the new Ukraine government.

The US has financed a new Ukraine National Guard, reports author Michel Chossudovsky, called the Azov Battalion.

Its emblem is a combination of the Nazi Black Sun, and the SS Division Das Reich.

London’s Sunday Times found the battalion is responsible for bloodshed against civilians that has caused revulsion amongst the population.

NATO has begun Gladio false flag operations in Ukraine according to US intelligence sources quoted by author William Engdahl.

The operation is led by right-wing extremists UNA, politically part of Right Sektor one of Ukraine’s Big Two ultranationalist coalitions, but which has kept its military arm free.

Global Research reports the UNA provided the snipers who deliberately shot both their own supporters and the police to provoke violence during the protests in Kiev.

WikiLeaked cables from the US Embassy in Kiev show the UNA fights in wars from Chechnya to Georgia. Engdahl points out “always” on the US side. The UNA behaves not like Ukraine nationalists, notes 21st Century Wire, but as international paramilitaries for the US for so-called dirty wars, when terrorism is required against civilians.

William Engdahl joins us, really great to have you on, what do we know about special operations in Ukraine described to you as Gladio?

William Engdahl, intelligence author: The Ukrainian National Assembly that you mentioned is historically linked to Ukrainian Nazis, not neo-Nazis but Nazis, during the Second World War. They were smuggled in to North America, Canada and the US by the thousands after the war. In the United States today they’re extremely powerful in Washington – influence by one estimate over half of the US Senate are beholden to support from these extreme right-wing Ukrainian exiles.

Neo-Nazi is really I think a very unuseful term because it implies that it’s not really real that they’re just kind of doing make-believe fantasy plays of Hitler salutes and so forth. These are genuine, if you want to use the term Nazi as a descriptive term, these are genuine Nazis.

The UNA and its military arm have been used they’ve been trained by NATO to commit atrocities and then have that blamed on the Russians by the local populations in Chechnya and elsewhere. They’ve been used in the Georgia war with Russia in 2008.

RT: Wat do you make of consistent US use of the very worst extremists now also in Ukraine?

Engdahl: It’s a war, if you will, against humanity. The people at the CIA and I’ve met a few of these characters over the years, but the higher levels of the CIA they come from Harvard, they come from Yale, they come from Princeton, from the old families and that’s kind of their private domain as they see it. George Herbert Walker Bush – Skull and Bones, Yale University, James Lilley – Skull and Bones, Yale University, CIA Ambassador to Beijing during Tiananmen Square, where he by likely accounts orchestrated the Tiananmen uprising against the government.

They think that they’re very intelligent people, but in reality they’re extremely stupid people and I want to make a point about this for listeners. Why do I say stupid, they’re not uneducated they have degrees as I said from the so-called “elite” universities. They’re stupid in a human sense, that they think they can kill people in Odessa as an “op”, as an operation, they call it “ops”. This is extremely stupid in the long run because they block out the interconnectiveness of everything in the world, really. They’re incapable mentally because of their, literally, psychopathic personalities, where they have been trained and developed to block out any human emotions, they are incapable of seeing these connections. So what’s being done in Ukraine is going to have consequences for them, for their next of kin, for their friends, their ambience and so forth, of a very negative sort. What goes around comes around.

RT: The US created Al-Qaeda, RAND Corporation notes that terror network’s still expanding and will now take “decades” to stop.

American-backed jihadis from Syria are now committing atrocities against the West, the latest – the shooting of three at a Jewish museum.

US “harvesting of unreconstructed fascists” may be a dangerous game to play.

Seek truth from facts. This is the Truthseeker.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-neo-nazis-trained-by-nato-to-commit-atrocities-natos-gladio-army-in-ukraine/5387134