From Fort Russ
US-NATO launch new proxy war front in Crimea: Neo-Nazis bomb electrical grid causing national blackouts
In 2014, US and EU installed its own hand-picked puppet regime in Kiev, Ukraine. This caused a chain of epic failures that have made many ardent cheerleaders for ‘regime change’ to question whether or not tipping over the elected government in 2014 was a very good idea.
The worst part of the whole operation was that US and EU central planners thought it prudent to activate and partner with NeoNazis and proto-fascist militants in order to achieve their short-term regime change goals. Once the coup d’etat had taken place in February 2014, western agents of change were stuck with a horrific political Frankenstein they had created.
While the battles have been raging in Syria and elsewhere, few in the west have been aware that the architects of instability have been busy opening up a new front for proxy, asymmetric warfare – in Crimea. To add to the shock and awe, western agents have brought together two of the worst groups of miscreants the world has ever known.
Counterpunch reports on the western media and government collusion in recent attacks on Crimea:
“Ever since the Maidan coup of February 2014, Western media and governments have all but incited violent actions by extremists against the Crimean people. Unknown to people in the West is the aforementioned, food transport blockade, ongoing since September 20. Western media has self-censored reports of that, including the central role played by the neo-Nazi Right Sector group.”
That’s not all…
Ever since then, Crimea has been the focal point of the NATO strategic offensive against Russia in the region. Most disturbingly recently, a GLADIO-style terror campaign seems to have targeted Crimea, and like clock-work, western media outlets in the process of inventing a tidy narrative in order to package what is clearly new campaign of terror that’s currently being unleashed in the region.
WASHINGTON’S PROXY: US planners would refer to working with Ukraine’s Nazis as a ‘necessary evil’ in order to achieve geopolitical objectives in the region.
After putting NeoNazi paramilitary groups to work terrorizing the Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine, even Kiev struggled to get them back under control. It seems someone has decided to put them to work doing another ‘off-the-books’ operation which requires a lot of deniability – terrorizing the population of newly independent Crimea peninsula.
On Monday,the Crimea government declared a “State of Emergency” this week when Kiev-backed ‘nationalists’ blew up the country’s electrical infrastructure causing mass blackouts, with “Crimea is completely cut off,” says Director of Crimea Energy, Viktor Plakida, .
In what appears to be a true-to-form, classic false flag attack – a ‘Crimean Tatar’ flag was placed at the site of explosion. It’s more likely that the guiding hand of NATO Intelligence is active behind the scenes to intensify the situation.
Naturally, western media outlets are trying to frame the narrative as a ‘internal dispute’ between ethnic Tartars and ‘Russian speakers in Crimea’ (as part of the western media’s ongoing effort to isolate and demonize Russia at every turn). Still, a number of likely CIA-run editorial desks, and Mockingbird-type media outlets still refer to the Crimean referendum in winter of 2014 as “Russia’s bloodless invasion in February and March 2014”.
The reality on the ground is everyone’s worst nightmare come true: fighting has now begun between US-backed proxy militants and ethnic Russian and Russian-speaking forces as Washington and NATO continues to arm-up a flagging Ukrainian military, and supply their new ‘deniability brigades’, NeoNazis paramilitary platoons, Right Sector and Tatar militias, some of whom have been implicated in terrorist attacks in recent months.
CIA-NATO Dream Team: Nazis and ISIS Fighting Side-By-Side in Ukraine
Other US State Department-aligned foreign policy blogs have even admitted that US military Special Forces have been training new Ukrainian special forces, and seem to be ramping-up the rhetoric in the hopes of trigger more instability in the region.
Another disturbing development which has been all but blacked-out by US TV media, is that either CIA or NATO Intelligence (or both) appear to have drafted in Islamic Battalions, stocked with militant Chechens (likely many of the same fighters rotating through Syria fighting for ISIS), to help the US-backed regime in Kiev defeat Russian-speaking Rebels in eastern Ukraine.
So it’s another US-NATO proxy war beginning in Crimea.
As the US hasn’t done enough damage by funding and creating ISIS and other Jihadist terrorists in Syria.
Looks like Washington is really keeping busy these days…
Right Sector mobilizes 10,000 fighters across Ukraine, pulls units from the front
Posted on Fort Russ
Right Sector protest at the Presidential administration building in Kiev/TASS
Translated on July 14, 2015 by Kristina Rus
TASS (July 12, 2015)
The militants of the unit, hiding near Mukachevo, received the order to open fire in the event of an attack
More than 10 thousand militants of the “Right sector” (right-wing extremist organization banned in Russia ) were mobilized throughout Ukraine. This was announced by the speaker of the Ukrainian volunteer corps (DUK) “Right sector,” Andrey Sarasin on the TV channel “112”.
“More than 10 thousand activists have been mobilized throughout Ukraine. As for Mukachevo: we managed to evacuate the wounded and one killed. Now there are negotiations,” – he said.
According to Sharaskin, “Right sector” is actively organizing checkpoints on the roads leading to Transcarpathia, in order to prevent police from sending reinforcements to Mukachevo.
The speaker of the DUC assured that the radicals do not want to escalate the situation, but all the militants of the “Right sector” left the positions in the zone of military operation in the Donetsk region and are now at their bases in full combat readiness.
The militants of the “Right sector” hiding near the town of Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region, received the order to open fire if attacked, reported the correspondent of TV channel “Inter” from location.
” The “Right sector” again showed its bandit face in Mukachevo. Kiev does not want to break with the neo-Nazis. Trying to put a lid on it. Soon it will be too late” – Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
“Now in Mukachevo the forces of regional police and National guard are concentrated. Fighters of “Right sector”, according to the latest information, received the order to open fire in case of attack,” – said the correspondent. According to him, the police and the national guard surrounded the mountain, where the “Right sector” fighters were hiding.
According to the latest data, during a shootout between security forces, [security guards of] local businesses and the “Right sector” in Mukachevo on July 11, two soldiers of the “Right sector” were killed, four more were wounded. 13 people are now in the hospital.
Previously, a PM and advisor to the President of Ukraine for humanitarian affairs, Olga Bogomolets voiced the demands of the supporters of the “Right sector”, who are protesting near the presidential administration:
“To lay down parliamentary mandate and thus stop legalizing the authorities; to dissolve the coalition; to adopt a law on impeachment of the President; to remove parliamentary immunity; to declare early elections (parliament); not to accept changes to the Constitution”.
On Sunday, the group threatened to bring 17 battalions to Kiev.
“In Transcarpathia for 20 years contraband is covered up by the police, for the year of Avakov’s post, the situation there has not changed. It also has not changed in the country as a whole. Lustration wasn’t completed, corruption is blooming. We do not intend to stand peacefully, we will communicate with the authorities differently, harshly” – Artem Skoropadsky, press secretary of the “Right sector”
[Besides a russophobic agenda and its de facto function as an extrajudicial muscle for business disputes in today’s Ukraine, where a weapon grants authority, and its key role as the engine of Maidan, the “Right Sector” presents itself as an agent of change for social justice, with slogans appealing to many rightfully disgruntled Ukrainian citizens, which is why many of them supported Maidan – KR]
On July 11 in the town of Mukachevo (Transcarpathian region of Ukraine) the militants “Right sector” attacked a cafe at a sports club, owned by local MP Mikhail Lagno, as well as traffic police patrol post.
In the attacks and ensuing skirmishes of extremists with law enforcement there were killed and wounded. “Right sector” reported the death of two fighters. Surviving militants refused to surrender and were blocked, the representatives of the anti-terrorist center of the SBU were negotiating with them. As a result the “Right sector” roused its supporters on “combat alert”. Group leader, Dmitry Yarosh called on to protest until the authorities, who, according to the radicals, are guilty of events in Mukachevo are arrested.
Italian newspaper breaks silence over political assassinations in Kiev: “Somebody is killing those opposed to the Ukrainian government”
The translation of the article from La Repubblica follows this analysis.
From Sputnik News
by Daniele Pozzati
Italy’s second largest newspaper La Repubblica has broken western media’s silence over the latest wave of political murders in Ukraine.
In an unusual for mainstream western media frank assessment of Kiev’s post-Maidan regime, La Repubblica has denounced “a ruthless sweeping away of every form of political opposition taking place in Kiev”. The paper was reacting to yet another assassination in Ukraine — this time of a popular journalist Oles Buzina.
The captions describe Oles Buzina as a “journalist and writer very well known in the Ukrainian capital” and his murder as an “execution on his door step”.
“Somebody is systematically killing all those opposed to the Ukrainian government borne from last year’s ‘revolution’.”
Noteworthy here are the inverted commas into which the Italian newspaper puts the word ‘revolution’, thereby putting in doubt the democratic nature of the regime change in Kiev.
The article then quotes President Putin as saying that this is “one of the many crimes of the new Ukraine”.
One would be hard pressed to find, anywhere in western mainstream media, other articles like this, which report Putin’s statements without the slightest attempt of casting his words in a somewhat negative or misleading way.
Coverage of the Ukraine crisis by La Repubblica has been so far little better than those of its British and American counterparts. The editorial line was usually biased against Russia.
In a departure from this bias the article says that murders in Ukraine are taking place “within the silence of many western media”.
More importantly, Buzina’s assassination is set in a context of a series of political homicides with the assassins described as “organized commandos” and “professional hit men” — implying an instigator.
The motives behind the assassinations are clearly explained:
“Yesterday evening [Wednesday], again in the Ukrainian capital, a commando killed Sergey Sukhobok, owner of an internet site and of a small newspaper which contests government policy and puts forward the reasons of the people in rebel Donbass.
“Earlier still, in the afternoon, other hit men had carried on an identical mission near the home of Oleg Kalashnikov, former MP of the pro-Russian Party of the Regions, and considered a great opponent to the movements that protested last year in Kiev’s Maidan and that now run the country.”
Giving readers a taste of Ukraine’s new political climate, the article says that “several oligarchs, politicians and celebrities made creepy statements filled with ‘at last’, ‘he deserved it’, ‘an enemy gone’,” upon hearing news of Kalashnikov’s murder.
The Ukrainian ministry of Interior itself is quoted describing the slain Buzina as “the notorious journalist”.
“Neo-Nazi ‘Pravy Sector’ [Right Sector] movement is probably behind these murders, at least as far as their material execution is concerned,” says the article, again leaving open the possibility of there being an instigator behind such “systematic killings”.
But after a year of seeing the ‘Pravy Sector’ movement dismissed by western media to the tone of “oh, you’ve got some Nazi lunatics everywhere, not just in Ukraine,” it is refreshing to read La Repubblica’s article pointing out that:
“Pravy Sector heavily influences the choices of both government and president Poroshenko, boycotting every attempt to search for a peaceful solution and sending punitive expeditions against anyone who dares to dissent from the new hyper nationalistic and patriotic line”.
Having quoted President Putin’s firm assurances that “there will never be an open war between Russia and Ukraine,” the article concludes that in Ukraine itself “the beginning of a new wave of uncontrollable terror does not bode well”.
Copyright by Daniele Pozzati April 17, 2015
From La Repubblica:
Ukraine, pro-Russian journalist killed in Kiev. It is the third political murder in 24 hours. The outrage of Putin
Oles Buzina, journalist and writer well known in the Ukrainian capital, was executed below the house. Russian President: “one of the many crimes of the New Ukraine”
April 16, 2015
from our correspondent NICOLA LOMBARDOZZI
MOSCOW – Someone is systematically killing all the opponents of the Ukrainian government born of the “Revolution” a year ago. This morning it happened to a very well-known in Kiev, Oles Buzina, journalist and writer, the great protagonist of the television talk shows, and deployed positions openly pro Russian. They waited below the house and have him executed according to the precise script for a crime designed and executed by professionals. Vladimir Putin, who announced live while he was participating in the telethon usual spring and answering questions from the audience, called the murder “one of the many crimes of the New Ukraine”.
In fact, in the silence of many Western media, in Kiev and in the Democratic race to join Europe, is taking place a ruthless operation clean sweep of all forms of opposition. Even last night, always in the Ukrainian capital, a commando killed Sergei Sukhobok, owner of a website and a small newspaper that opposes the government’s policy and supports the rationale of the people of Donbass rebellious. Earlier in the afternoon, other killers had made an identical mission under house Oleg Kalashnikov, former deputy of the pro-Russian Party of Regions and considered a great opponent of the movements that have protested last year on Majdan of Kiev and now lead the country.
Three political murders in less than 24 hours, which inevitably raises the indignation concerned Putin and the Russian press. But it is disturbing the climate of hatred and desire for revenge that reigns at this time in Ukraine. After the news of the killing of former deputy many oligarchs, politicians and popular in Ukraine have released gruesome statements peppered with “finally”, “deserved it”, “eliminated an enemy.”
Even earlier, immediately after the assassination of the writer Buzina, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has published the news, calling it “the notorious journalist”.
Probability that the killings, at least for the execution, are connected to the most extreme fringe of the “revolutionaries” of Ukraine, the neo-Nazi movement Pravj Sektor who handled the most violent phase of the tilt in power and now participates with its paramilitary units to the repression of the pro-Russian uprising in East Ukraine. Since the beginning of the great turning point of Kiev, Pravj Sektor seriously affects the choices of the government and the President Poroshenko, boycotting any attempt to seek a peaceful solution and preparing punitive expeditions against anyone who dissents from the hyper nationalist and patriotic new line.
The result is to tighten even further the relations with Russia and complicate any possible mediation. Yesterday, talking about Ukraine, Putin has continued to accuse the West of “support a government of the extreme right” and denied again that on the territory of Ukraine there are Russian troops deployed as claimed by Kiev and many average Americans. “Rest assured, I do not think it will ever be an open war between Russia and Ukraine,” said Russian citizens worried. But the beginning of a new wave of uncontrollable terror in Ukraine does not promise anything good.
Amnesty International says humanitarian disaster looms as food aid blocked in Eastern Ukraine, yet doesn’t tell the whole truth
From Amnesty International, December 24, 2014
Comments from Eric Zuess follow.
Pro-Kyiv volunteer battalions are increasingly blocking humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine in a move which will exacerbate a pending humanitarian crisis in the run up to Christmas and New Year, said Amnesty International.
“As winter sets in, the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by the volunteer battalions preventing food aid and medicine from reaching those in need. It is no secret that the region is facing a humanitarian disaster with many already at risk of starvation,” said Denis Krivosheev, acting Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International.
“These battalions often act like renegade gangs and urgently need to be brought under control. Denying food to people caught up in a conflict is against international law and the perpetrators must be held to account.”
Amnesty International has received information that the pro-Kyiv battalions, which include Dnipro-1 and Aidar, have blocked aid entering territories controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR).
The Dnipro-1 volunteer battalion, along with members of Donbass battalion and Pravyi Sector militia, are reported to have blocked 11 roads leading into the DNR-controlled territory. They have refused to allow most aid convoys through, because they believe food and clothing are ending up in the wrong hands and may be sold instead of being given as humanitarian aid. They also insist on the release of prisoners held by the separatist forces as a condition for granting access to the humanitarian aid to the east.
At least four convoys sent by the humanitarian foundation of Rinat Akhmetov, one of Ukraine’s richest men, were blocked on the roads leading to the separatist-controlled territory by the Dnipro-1 battalion last week.
After stopping one of the convoys Vladimir Manko, deputy commander of the Dnipro-1 battalion, told the Ukrainian media:
“We don’t have any control on the other side. It turns out that we’re at war with them and we’re spilling our blood, but in the same time we’re feeding them.”
Over half of the population in these areas are now entirely dependent on food aid as wages, pensions and social benefits are not being paid regularly as a result of the conflict that began in May. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv to essentially cut off the region from the Ukrainian financial system in November is also contributing to the hardship of the local population.
An aid worker from the Luhansk Region has informed Amnesty International that Aidar battalion is also stopping and searching cars that travel from Starobil’sk to Luhansk and vice versa. Members of the battalion, which was previously implicated in arbitrary detention and torture, are reportedly stopping food and medicines getting through to the region.
The aid worker recalled a particular case when medicines for four elderly people in Krasnodon, who are suffering from heart and blood pressure conditions, were snatched from a bus at a checkpoint.
“Checking the content of humanitarian convoys crossing frontline is one thing. Preventing it is another. Attempting to create unbearable conditions of life is a whole new ballgame. Using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is a war crime,” said Denis Krivosheev.
The population of the region has suffered from six months of fighting between Kyiv-controlled and pro-Russian separatist forces. More than 4,700 people have died and thousands more live in fear of being caught in the crossfire or being entirely cut off from vital food and medical supplies.
Amnesty International reiterates its call for the Ukrainian authorities to reign in the volunteer battalions and to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those who desperately need it.
Comments: By Eric Zuesse
Ukraine’s Government is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region
December 26, 2014
Amnesty International has found that “the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by” so-called ‘volunteer’ or mercenary forces for the Ukrainian Government, which are blocking the supply of food to residents in that region, and trying to starve them to death.
Thus, “The region is facing a humanitarian disaster with many already at risk of starvation,” said Denis Krivosheev, acting Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International, on Wed, December 24th.
Amnesty International reports that, “Over half of the population in these areas are now entirely dependent on food aid.”
The AI report quotes one commander of these mercenary forces as giving his reason for blocking the humanitarian supplies, as being: “We’re at war with them and we’re spilling our blood, but in the same time we’re feeding them”; so, they refuse to allow the aid convoys through.
Germany’s Nazi forces during World War II gave the same explanation for why they treated the entire population in their conquered regions as being the enemy: they were the enemy, to be exploited and not served; they were thus to be cleared out, or else slaughtered, in order to provide “lebensraum” for the conquering people (‘Aryans’), who would be moving in and taking over the natural and other resources of the region, to be used by the Nazi state. (In the present instance, gas is one of the main resources in the rebelling region, which is the site of the vast Yuzivska gas field, and Obama’s people want it; and one of the Obama team’s appointed leaders there, the billionaire Ihor Kolomoysky, hired Joe Biden’s son and a friend of John Kerry for the board of his gas-exploration company.)
The situation is similar in southeastern Ukraine to that during WW II. The United States Government (in the person of Victoria Nuland of the State Department) chose Arseniy Yatsenyuk on 4 February 2014, which was 18 days prior to the coup, to become the new leader of Ukraine as soon as the democratically elected leader, Viktor Yanukovych would be overthrown, which turned out to be on February 22nd (though Nuland had no way of knowing at the time what the specific date of the overthrow would be). Almost immediately after Yatsenyuk became the leader of Ukraine, on March 5th, he sacked the existing three Deputy Defense Ministers, and replaced them with three rabidly anti-Russian racist-fascists or nazis, who were committed to the policy of bombing the residents in that area, the area that had voted 90% for Yanukovych. The person who was made the Minister of Defense, Mikhail Koval, then announced his intention to ethnically cleanse from southeastern Ukraine the “subhumans” who voted for Yanukovych, who will “be resettled in other regions,” meaning either Russia (if Russia accepted these Ukrainian refugees) or else concentration-camps inside Ukraine (and then perhaps death). Their property was to be confiscated, and “Land parcels will be given out for free to the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other military formations, as well as to the employees of Interior Ministry and the Security Service of Ukraine that are defending territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country in eastern and southeastern regions of Ukraine.” That’s the euphemism for the ethnic cleansing, and mass-theft. In other words, Obama’s new rulers of Ukraine were offering their soldiers the opportunity to grab legally the property of their victims. Ukraine doesn’t have the money to pay for all the soldiers that are needed to do this ethnic cleansing; so, they’re being promised war-booty, instead. Destroying the residents is the way to get it.
Amnesty International cannot afford to say this. According to sourcewatch (before they took their site down) Amnesty International is largely funded by Western aristocrats, and the famous Professor Francis H. Boyle has said, “Amnesty International is primarily motivated not by human rights but by publicity. Second comes money. Third comes getting more members. Fourth, internal turf battles. And then finally, human rights.” So: they’re heavily dependent upon Western, and especially upon American, aristocrats, including such people as George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, and his International Renaissance Fund (which donated heavily to promoting the coup). In other words: AI needs to watch out.
Here is an uncensored description of the situation in that region of Ukraine, which is called “Donbass.” It comes from George H. Eliason, an American who lives there, and whose reports on the situation in Ukraine I have always found to be true in the past.
[George Eliason’s description is also posted at http://www.globalresearch.ca/kiev-regime-is-forcing-death-by-starvation-and-relocation-in-east-ukraine/5420460
6,000 Ukrainian Jewish refugees to be granted Israeli citizenship, as Israel and West support neo-Nazi regime
From NSNBC International
By Dr. Christof Lehmann, November 19, 2014
The Israeli government is holding closed-door meetings about receiving some 6,000 Jewish citizens who have been displaced due to the Ukrainian civil war, reports the Israeli Maariv newspaper. Meanwhile, western support for overtly National Socialist and Ultra Nationalist parties and militants in Ukraine continues.
The cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly plans on the construction of “refugee camps” to receive the “6,000 displaced” Ukrainian Jews, reports Maariv. The construction of refugee camps to receive the 6,000 Ukrainians is reportedly being planned under the supervision of Israel’s Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett. Maariv didn’t specify where these 6,000 Ukrainians should be settled.
The news comes as the death toll of a recent attack on a Jewish Synagogue in Jerusalem has risen to five and a row between the Netayahu government and the Palestinian government under President Mahmoud Abbas. While Netanyahu blames Fatah and Hamas for terrorism and for the attack, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded, blaming Israel’s occupation of Palestine for causing conflict and driving people into terrorism.
The rapid spread of ultra nationalism, overtly Nazi Parties and militia, and their rapid rise to power during the Western-backed “Euro-Maidan” protests in Kiev has resulted in pogroms and threats against Jews and Jewish communities throughout Ukraine with the exception of the areas in the rebelling Donbass region which are firmly under the control of the rebelling regional governments, as well as with the exception of Crimea, which acceded into the Russian Federation after a referendum in Crimea on March 16, 2014.
Ukranian M.P. for Svoboda, Oleg Tyahnbok, here after his reelection as Svoboda “Leader”.
Ukraine risks becoming a failed state after the pogroms, wrote contributing editor of Route magazine and nsnbc contributor Igor Alexeev as early as December 2013. Alexeev forecast the detrimental effects of the developments on Ukraine’s economy which has ground to a halt. Alexeev also warned about the rise of Ukraine’s Svoboda party to power.In his December 2013 article Alexeev warned:
Originally known as the Social-National Party, Svoboda is rooted in Nazi collaboration. Svoboda also honors “Ukrainian veterans” who fought with the Nazis against the Soviet Union during the Second World War in the Waffen SS-Galicia and the party is fighting against a threat which they describe as “Jew Communism.” The issue has been described in an article by Michael Goldfarb in the Global Post, titled “Ukraine’s nationalist party embraces Nazi ideology“.
The also overtly National Socialist paramilitary UNA-UNSO, associated to Ukraine’s Pravy (Right) Sector, has since morphed into the so-called “special military units” or ADS corps which are operating semi autonomously, and are associated to command structured within Pravy Sector, the Interior Ministry, the Defense Ministry as well as foreign and NATO intelligence. The UNA-UNSO has been linked to NATO’s so-called stay-behind a.k.a. “Gladio” network.
Senator John McCain (r) here with Svoboda leader Oleg Tyahnbok (m) and current Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatzenyuk (l).
The U.S. and other western governments have consistently passed their “partners” in Ukraine off as “moderates and rejected allegations about cooperation with Ukrainian parties and organizations with Nazi ideology.
In May 2014, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, however, admitted during a two-hour hearing before the House of Representatives, that the U.S. Administration cooperates with Ukrainian Nazis.
The cooperation with Ukrainian Nazis was, however, not limited to official members of the Obama administration. Among those directly involved in cooperating with e.g. Svoboda “leader” Tyahnbok was U.S. Senator John McCain, who is also known for making “deals” with ISIS “Caliph Ibrahim“, a.k.a. al-Badri or al-Baghdadi.
Israeli military units were reportedly also involved in the coup d’état in Ukraine that lead to the rise of Nazi ideologists and the threat against Jewish citizens and communities in Ukraine.
In an article from march 14, 2014, the director of the Canada-based Centre for Research on Globalisation, Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, noted that the Jewish News Agency JTA reported about the presence of units associated to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in Ukraine. JTA quotes “Delta”, a member of the IDF’s Givati Infantry Brigade as confirming the presence of Israeli forces during the coup d’état.
The Givati Infantry Brigade was, among others, involved in Israel’s 2009 “Operation Cast Lead” against Palestine’s Gaza Strip as well as in massacres in Tel El-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza, reports Chossudovsky.
While the threat against members of Ukraine’s Jewish community is real, the situation poses the question whether the Netanyahu administration participated in creating the threat with the purpose to create potential new Israeli immigrants and citizens. Over the last two years, Israel experienced a marked increase of Israeli citizens who are leaving Israel for Germany, the USA, and other western countries. 6,000 new Ukrainian Jews could help the Netanyahu administration with maintaining Israel’s policy of aggressive settlement expansion in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories.
Christof Lehmann – Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations. On 28 August 2011 he started his blog nsnbc, appalled by misrepresentations of the aggression against Libya and Syria. In March 2013 he turned nsnbc into a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at firstname.lastname@example.org