Skip to comments.Ukraine's Phantom Neo-Nazi Menace
Posted on 04/02/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT by No One Special
When was the last time you personally experienced anti-Semitism? I asked the executive director of the organized Jewish community for the city of Kiev. He gave me a puzzled look. You mean, called me a Zhid or something like that? Anything. He thought for a moment. Back in Soviet times.
I put the same question to a roomful of senior citizens in one of the countrys 32 Jewish social-service centers. The group, which was mostly women, laughed out loud. They faced plenty of problems: the standard old-age pension in Ukraine is only about $100 a month, pitifully little even in this poor country. But the Russian claim that gangs of neo-Nazis are roaming Ukraine, threatening its Jewish population, evoked unanimous scorn from every Jewish person I talked to in the country.
On the way out of the center, I stopped to talk to one of the two security guards in the driveway. As in all European cities, Kievs Jewish organizations take precautions. But this guard was nothing like the well-armed gendarmes you see patrolling Jewish institutions in France or Belgium. A friendly faced, middle-aged man armed only with a walkie-talkie, he told me that in four years on duty he had encountered not a single threat. I asked if the situation had changed in any way since the flight of the Soviet-backed president, Viktor Yanukovych, on February 22. During the protests [in January and February], we had extra guards, he said. But now were back to normal.
The most audacious part of the Russian propaganda campaign against Ukraine is the way it suppresses and reverses the truth about the violence here: It was initiated and sustained by Russian-backed authorities. On November 21, under Russian pressure, the Ukrainian government rejected a trade treaty...
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Yes, it was. Thanks for posting it. Very informative.
I will read this later.
There are too many people here at FR who believe Russian propaganda.
Thanks No One Special.
But very real in the fervid imaginations of leftists.
One for you.
yet the US state dept. and other Countries were warning about it, just last year?
Amazing how many fans Putin has on FR. Sickening, really.
No gonna make the resident Kremlin happy though...
Sad but true that even among the enlightened, darkness is embraced.............
walked by an open WashPost yesterday and saw that Putin put out a special propaganda insert.. I wonder if he was charged for it?
What is really amazing is how many David Frum fans are still around.
There are too many people here at FR who believe Globalist propaganda.
Of course, it’s laughable.
Here’s a pic of Igor Kolomoyskiy, one of Ukraine’s richest men, of Jewish heritage, and a supporter of the Ukrainian revolt. The shirt he’s wearing has a menorah made up from Ukrainian tridents (tryzub) and reads “Jew Banderite” - a contradiction to the Kremlin hysteric propaganda.
You don't have to be a Putin fan to recognize that he is not as portrayed by the MSM. He does have attributes that pale those of Commander Zero. He at least possesses the guts to make a decision, which Obama lacks. He is at least somewhat forthright, whilst Barky can't move his lips without telling some kind of whopper. He didn't marry a shemale to harry his lazy brains, no he's a serial cheater with a contortionist hottie mistress that can tie herself in knots. That doesn't make Putin some kind of hero, but the contrast does offer some comic relief.