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Ukraine Revolt’s Dark Side

March 2, 2014

fine piece…let’s see – Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela – folks in Washington busy these days. i would be surprised if any of these crises worked in the Obama Administration’s favor…

Ukraine Revolt’s Dark Side

Dispatches From The Edge

Conn Hallinan

Mar. 2, 2014

“The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and “Svoboda,” the name of the Ukrainian ultranationalist movement and the Ukrainian word for “freedom.”

–Jewish Telegraphic Agency,

April 12, 2013

While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States.

“You’d never know from most of the reporting that far-right nationalists and fascists have been at the heart…

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  1. Kane, John permalink
    March 3, 2014 2:32 pm

    Rob – I’d like to hear your view on this assessment of fascism and anti-semitism in Ukraine’s “revolution” – do you think the author exaggerates? I am not surprised at the anti-semitism and at the residual nationalist fascism, but guess I hope it is not so central to the revolt against the former “Russian-allied” government as the article indicates. Do you know? John

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