The Day U.S.-Supported Fascists began Murdering Civilians A Day that will Live in Infamy
Yesterday – May 2, 2014 - the date that fascist forces supported by the U.S. government attacked and murdered helpless civilians in the Ukraine – is a day which will live in infamy.
Those of us who grew up in the west after WWII believed that supporting anything resembling fascism was unthinkable.
The moral degeneration of the U.S. state and its Nato allies since that time is almost beyond belief. So too is the degeneration of the Washington Post, New York Times, and other corporate media which have helped to delude large numbers of Americans into believing that Russia, which has killed or attacked no one, is somehow the aggressor in Ukraine.
In reality, and on the ground, the U.S. government – with no mandate from the American people - is supporting a fascist/oligarch unelected Ukrainian ‘government’ installed in a coup spear-headed by two openly fascist parties, Svoboda and Right sector.
Now, in actions highly reminiscent of Hitler and his brown shirts, Right-sector oriented hooligans aided by military forces have just beaten with chains and baseball bats, and burned to death in the Trade Unions building of Odessa 31 civilians who were engaged in a peaceful occupation in their own city – civilians who are opposed to, and do not recognize, the new oligarch/fascist ‘government’.
I assume that if, say, the American Nazi party allied with some billionaires, took power in America, at least some Americans would also resist. They might even propose a referendum, as some Eastern Ukrainian cities have, on whether to remain in the country. If you do not believe that Svoboda and Right sector are fascist, or that they do not now have substantial power in the ministries of the military and security apparatus of the new ‘government’, just look them up, and look at these photos of their leaders and followers with Nazi-style armbands, Nazi-style flags, and Nazi-style badges, and use of brown-shirt style bully boys, not to mention the leader of Svoboda giving the fascist salute:
The Svoboda leader, Oleh Tiahnybok, whose party now controls key positions in the military and security apparatus of the self-appointed Ukrainian ‘government, is on record as saying that the WWII Ukrainian fascists who collaborated with the Nazis
“Were not afraid and went into the forest with their automatic rifles to kill Jews, Russian, and other filth’.
He has also called for the ”cleansing’ of Ukraine of ‘Russkie-Yid (jewish) mafia’ and praised the convicted Nazi mass murderer John Demjanjukas a ‘hero’.
Following the surprise attack by the fascist Japanese government on the American naval base at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii in 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt began his speech to the American Congress:with these words:
“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
After that speech, the American government and people joined with the Soviet Union, China, Britain, Canada, and other nations in the momentous struggle to defeat fascism and its attempt to impose its racist ideology, holocaust, and tyranny on the whole world.
Yesterday, the day that U.S.-state-supported fascists beat civilians with chains and clubs and burned them to death in a trade union hall in the Ukraine – this also is a day that will live in infamy.