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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Monday, May 09, 2022

May 9: Nazis in Ukraine?

 

 Just in case you doubt it - he even has Hitler tattooed to his arm.
 
 
 
Today, 9 May, Ukraine’s cities, which went under Russian control, held celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the USSR’s victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Thousands of people attended the celebrations, carrying Soviet and Russian flags as well as pictures of their relatives who fought against Nazism in 1941-1945.

The nationalist regime in Kiev has been trying for decades to burn out of the Ukrainians’ memory of the heroic deeds of their ancestors – the soldiers and officers of the Red Army.

The modern pro-NATO Ukrainian leadership has officially proclaimed Nazis who served in the SS as heroes. As resulted from the Nuremberg Tribunal of 1945-1949, the SS was ruled to be a criminal organization responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the mass murder of civilians, medical experiments on people, the genocide of Jews, Slavs and other peoples.

Today, Western and Ukrainian media are actively purged of information about SS and crimes of other organizations of the Nazi party . Information on the crimes is provided with significant reservations and doubts about the legitimacy of the Nuremberg Tribunal decision. For example, check Wikipedia or try using a Google search to find it.

However, people whose families were touched by the crimes of the Nazis remember the facts. In Kherson and other regions of Ukraine, Nazi criminals burned in locked barns, hanged and shot tens of thousands of civilians. These people also remember that the German Nazis were actively assisted by nationalists from the western regions of Ukraine, who surpassed their masters in cruelty.

It has been deadly dangerous to speak out against Nazism in Ukraine over the last eight years. People who dared to do so simply disappeared or were maimed and killed with impunity by neo-Nazis.

Today, for the first time for a long period, the fear of telling the truth receded. Look at these images from various cities in eastern and southern Ukraine that are now under the control of the L/DPR or the Russian MoD.
 
 
May 9, 2019 March of the Immortal Regiment in St. Petersburg
 
On this day in 2019 our Global Network Russia Study Tour (Moscow, Crimea and St. Petersburg) found us in the parade that drew 1.2 million people in St. Petersburg. During WW II 26 million citizens from the Soviet Union were killed at the hands of the German Nazi army.
 
 
 
Like others in the march I carried a photo of my mother's two brothers who were in the Navy during WW II. Both of their ships were sunk by the Nazi's and miraculously they survived but both died at a relatively young age from heart attacks. The family always believed the trauma of that experience led to their unexpected early passing.
 
Bruce
 
 
May 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg

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