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Τετάρτη, Μαρτίου 12, 2014

History repeats itself: Russia faces off with Nazis in Ukraine

With ultra-nationalism and anti-Jewish sentiment rife in Western Ukraine, it looks like history is repeating itself, this time with the West trying to pit Ukraine against Russia, just like it did back in the days when Nazism was on the rise in Germany.

In the 1930s, Third Reich was all the rage in Europe and overseas in the United States, with Anglo-American elites pinning their hopes on Hitler who they believed could end the Soviet menace. Russia was reviled and the Nazi Germany was not. In fact, US corporations and banks supported and financed the Nazis, while their officials and businesses respected the Nazi regime. Mackenzie King, the union-busting advisor of the Rockefeller family and tenth prime minister of Canada, even admired Hitler openly, as did Edward VIII, who abdicated from the British throne in favor of his brother.
But the ultimate goal was, of course, to get Berlin and Moscow to mutually destroy one another. This is the same strategy that Washington used against Baghdad and Tehran when it encouraged Saddam Hussein to attack Iran and launch the Iran-Iraq War.

Now the West is comparing President Putin with Adolf Hitler, with Hillary Clinton and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird drawing parallels between the deployment of Russian troops in the Crimea and the Nazi invasion into Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. The propaganda war is in full swing as the media are doing their best to demonize Russians and to pave the way for US’s long-term objective of isolating and neutralizing Russia as an international rival and Eurasian actor.

Truths are being turned on their heads. The heirs of the Soviets, which defeated the Nazi and liberated Europe at a great price, are now vilified, while fascist forces and Western militarism are on the march again. But behind the fascists stand the neoliberals and organized capital who really pull the strings, just like it was before WWII.

It should come as no surprise that Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Wall Street-supported coup-imposed prime minister of Ukraine, is collaborating with ultra-nationalist admirers of Nazi collaborators in Ukraine. In a twist of fate, it is Russian again who is standing against the fledgling Nazi state.

And the events in Ukraine are not just being spun: they are heavily tied to the past and the future. George Orwell actually said the following about the discursive process tied to the way that history is framed: “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

Like the Western Ukraine that collaborated with the Nazis of the Second World War, Kiev is again overrun by neo-fascists that hate Russia and in their turn are used by the US and the European Union to bring down Russia.

Voice of Russia, Global Research
 http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/History-repeats-itself-Russia-faces-off-with-Nazis-in-Ukraine-5907/
12/3/14

Παρασκευή, Ιουνίου 07, 2013

Ankara upset at Vatican for pope’s remarks on mass killings of Armenians

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Turkey has reacted angrily to the Vatican following a statement from Pope Francis describing the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the twentieth century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3.

“The Turkish Foreign Ministry delivered Turkey’s views on the issue and expressed disappointment to the embassy in Ankara and Vatican in Rome yesterday,” a Turkish diplomat told the Hürriyet Daily News on June 7.

Pope Francis described the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the 20th century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3.
The pope met with members of the delegation and when one of them said that she was a descendant of genocide victims, he replied, “The first genocide of the 20th Century was that of the Armenians,” reiterating his earlier recognition of the mass killings as “Armenian Genocide” while he was the head of the Catholic Church in Buenos Aires as a cardinal.

In 2006, during events marking the 91st anniversary of the killings in Buenos Aires, he had urged Turkey to recognize “the genocide” as the “gravest crime of Ottoman Turkey against the Armenian people and the entire humanity.”

Commenting on the issue, Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese of Gougark Bishop Sebouh Chuljyan Primate said, “The pope is speaking out a historical truth. Turkey needs to see the pains and should face the genocide,” he told the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that the archives of the Vatican may be opened to investigate the issue further.

The director of the Armenian National Committee of South America, Alfonso Tabakian, explained that this was the first such statement from the pontiff since being elevated to pope and leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Tabakian called the statement “very important since his words transcend any state or religion,” according to the Armenian weekly website.

Vercihan Ziflioğlu contributed this story

June/07/2013
www.hurriyetdailynews.com
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