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The imagery of the Nazis has became re-ignited lately with the news in Ukraine about the far-right movements which have had much to do with the overthrow of the former democratically elected government of Viktor Yushchenko earlier this year. Now it is true that it is very hard to understand what is truth, because there are …   Read More

The imagery of the Nazis has became re-ignited lately with the news in Ukraine about the far-right movements which have had much to do with the overthrow of the former democratically elected government of Viktor Yushchenko earlier this year. Now it is true that it is very hard to understand what is truth, because there are conflictive reports in the mainstream media, of course by mainstream I am including Russia Today (RT) as a now prominent media outlet. The media wars which are up in arms, on the one side we have virtually the entire U.S. media giants NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX etc. who have almost joined efforts to pain a picture that is much in favor in keeping up with a single narrative as to what is happening in the Ukraine. Initially, we were told the those protesters were simply fed up citizens who wanted to overthrow yet another tyranical government. The West had no problem watching what happened, for months as the many groups who played a role in the scene: Svoboda (“Freedom”), All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna (“Fatherland”),the Pravy Sektor (“Right Sector”), Russia and of course the United States. The Western media likes to focus on Russia mostly, painting the revival of Soviet Union and Putin as greedily power hungry leader. To many, including myself, the U.S. appears to be very hypocritical every time they decide to place judgement on another nation meddling over the business of others. Now Russia may very well be having the urge to reacquire the territories which were once theirs and Putin may well be have all kinds of selfish reasons to want to be the figure head behind the recent pro-Russian Ukranian uprisings. The acquisition of Crimea has certainly opened

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Members of the Pravy Sektor march on the streets of Kiev. Their logo is a clear Nazi symbol or “Wolfsangel.”

up a spark of hope to other Ukraine territories. It would only make so much sense that after so many months of civil unrest the people in Ukraine would want to bail from the country. There have already been so much displacement during these issues. After all Russia has been doing very well their own, according to The Economist, in an article as of November 2013, the talk of the Russian economy being pretty solid, with 500 billion or foreign exchange reserves. I think this pretty much settles the way for a established economy to be in a position to engage in other countries’ conflicts. Of course, out of all these global political games, the innocent people of the affected countries are the ones that suffer the most. What is really worrying about the Ukranian uprising, which continue as I type this article, is the implications that brought to power far-right political parties such as are Pravy Sektor, widely known to have been a neo-Nazi movement, which has nothing to hide about it, who were deeply involved in the storming of government buildings in February of this year. The fact that a Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups have had a direct effect over the overthrown of their elected president is something that is not easy to hide, but hide the western media have. To put it plainly, the symbol for the Pravy Sektor, the Wolfsangel, which is a German word which translates to wolf-hook, the mythological roots of the word which go as deep as being related with werewolves. Now, I am not so sure to point the finger at either the Pravy Sektor or Svoboda, both of which are proven to be neo-Nazi movements key in the removal of Yushchenko, so that the current party Batkivshchyna, who favor a unification with the European Union. To me, it really sounds like this party may or may not align themselves with neo-Nazi groups, but the danger in leveraging over the power of these radical groups to create a state of anarchy. On the other hand, a similar trend is happening right now, where pro-Russian groups are currently being used to pull off yet another agenda. Therefore, I think it is something very serious that either the Europeans or the Americans choose to use these neo-Nazi groups is really not so dissimilar than the U.S. using the Al-Qaeda and its factions, which are equally harmful in Syria and before that in Yemen, Libya and Egypt, in order to support and manipulate dangerous groups akin to a government in North America using a group like the KKK or the Hells Angels to help them achieve their political goals. This is something that should be recognized for what it is, because empowering groups that instigate hate and intolerance is such a dangerous game to play, we need to only look what happened with the empowerment of Al-Qaeda, the group has now such a presence in the Middle East and their path of destruction has not end in sight.   Sources: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/11/russias-economy http://desamericains.wordpress.com/tag/pravy-sektor/ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/140221/ukraine-kyiv-kiev-key-people-figures-groups-political-crisis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsangel http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/opinion/bergen-al-qaeda-terrority-gains/

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