Skip to comments.A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet
Posted on 03/02/2017 5:46:04 PM PST by Lorianne
Canadas fiercely anti-Russian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says her Ukrainian grandfather struggled to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine, but she leaves out that he was a Nazi propagandist justifying the slaughter of Jews.
On Jan. 10, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced Foreign Minister Stephane Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist proud of her Ukrainian roots and well-known for her hostility toward Russia. At the time, a big question in Ottawa was why. Some analysts believed that Trudeaus decision may have started when it still seemed likely that Hillary Clinton would become the new U.S. president and a tough line against Moscow was expected in Washington.
Freelands op-ed appeared at about the same time as her ideological ally, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, was caught on an insecure phone line discussing with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt who the new leaders of Ukraine should be. Yats is the guy, Nuland said about Arseniy Yatsenyuk while dismissing the E.U.s less aggressive approach to the crisis with the pithy remark, Fuck the E.U. Nuland and Pyatt then pondered how to glue this thing and midwife this thing.
Several weeks later, on Feb. 20, a mysterious sniper shot both police and protesters, touching off a day of bloody mayhem. On Feb. 22, armed rioters seized government buildings and forced Yanukovych to flee for his life. He was then impeached without the constitutional rules being followed. Yatsenyuk became prime minister, and Western governments quickly pronounced the new regime legitimate.
The new xenophobic regime in Kiev bristling with hostility toward ethnic Russian Ukrainians did not embarrass Freeland. As Canadas newly appointed minister of international trade, Freeland met frequently with Ukrainian officials, more so than with many of Canadas leading trade partners.
But the more troubling question is whether Freelands devotion to Ukrainian nationalism is rooted not in her commitment to the rule of law or democratic values or even the well-being of the Ukrainian people whose living standards have declined sharply since the Feb. 22, 2014 putsch (amid continued government corruption), but in her devotion to her Ukrainian grandparents whom she still views as victims of Stalin and the Red Army.
Last Aug. 24, reflecting on so-called Black Ribbon Day, which lumps together the crimes of Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler (with Stalin getting top billing), she wrote on Twitter, Thinking of my grandparents Mykhailo & Aleksandra Chomiak on Black Ribbon Day. They were forever grateful to Canada for giving them refuge and they worked hard to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine. I am proud to honour their memory today.
That’s terrible. Almost as bad as some Hungarian that stole the property of Jews that had were deported to Auschwitz.
Canada’s Immigration Minister is a Somali refugee ,Trudeau knows how to pick em
Turd Dough’s father was a Nazi in his youth before effortlessly switching to the Communists.
The only Nazi skeleton in the closet? I thought this was a thread about George Soros!
IMO a Ukrainian has grounds for hating Russia, without dragging long dead Nazi grandfathers into the mess.
Perhaps it was the starvation of his people by the Soviets that pushed the grandfather into the arms of the Nazis, and not just innate anti-Semitism.
Of course one would hope, that two generations later, there are no hyphenated Canadians, but only Canadians, devoted to Canada’s interests. But memories of genocide don’t readily die.
“...but in her devotion to her Ukrainian grandparents whom she still views as victims of Stalin and the Red Army.”
You mean they weren’t? I know plenty of Ukrainians who would disagree.
In class one time I threw out the first half of a good Solyhenitsyn line: “The line dividing good and evil runs . . .” and asked if anyone knew the rest of the line. There were no volunteers, so I asked one of the students who was well-read, well cultured, and the daughter of a Ukrainian-Rite priest if she knew the answer, figuring that she might, but might be reluctant to answer. WIthout missing a beat, she replied “between Russia and Ukraine.”
I made the mistake of asking about some gal’s accent “Are you from Russia?”
She glared at me at said “I’m from Ukraine!!”
I immediately recognized my error and apologized, and she had every right to be upset. I don’t make assumptions anymore!
After the USSR collapsed, they admitted that during WWII they had sent provocateurs behind the Axis lines to carry out attacks against Germans with the express purpose of causing reprisals against Ukrainian civilians (many of whom had enthusiastically welcomed the Germans as liberators after the Holodomor). Of course, we were willing to go along with the Soviet lie at the time, making such movies as “The North Star” and “Days of Glory” (set in the USSR) and “For Whom The Bell Tolls” (set in Spain but released during WWII) to hide Stalin’s evil while demonizing those who opposed him.
What a shameful collaboration we had with “Uncle Joe” Stalin...
Thanks to fdr
Beware of Consortium News. it is a creation of leftist Robert Parry and has nothing but far-left anti-American writers as their major contributions including renegade CIA agent Ray McGovern who is getting crazier as time goes by.
Consortium news is crap. Also Soviet Union painted everyone fighting against them as Nazi as their ideology said every person loves communism.
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