It's sooo difficult for Americans to keep up with what's going on halfway around the world, in that massive land called Asia, a part of the globe that most of us have only vague, and somewhat fantastical views of what's happening there.
Americans who think about Russia/Ukraine/the Caspian Region, believe what they're told, i.e., that the Putin regime is "murderous," as our president characterized it in a speech a couple days ago, and that the Ukrainians are a plucky little nation standing up against the big, bad, red, bear.
In fact, just the opposite is true.
That kind of talk is a lot worse than mistaken, because it turns the situation on on its head. Back on March 5 when Hillary C. compared Putin to Hitler, she showed the extent to which American politicians can get it wrong, when they're dealing with a passive and ignorant electorate.
If there is a neo-Nazi government in the east, it's not Russia;s but Ukraine's. This man, Andriy Parubiy, is the new co-speaker of Ukraine's parliament, (rada). A website dedicated 2 "antifascist resistance in Ukraine" repeats the well-known roster of facts about Parubiy, who was the founder of the Social National Party of Ukraine, (1991) a fascist party styled on Hitler’s Nazis, with membership restricted to ethnic Ukrainians. The Social National Party would go on to become Svoboda, the far-right nationalist party...
Nuncle Sam sure knows how to pick em, ja? Throughout our postwar history, it's our friends rather than our enemies who've led us 2 grief, starting and ending with those Zionist ideologues in Tel Aviv, but with lots of room in between for generals like Thieu & Ky, Pinochet in Chile and now this paramilitary junior nazi in Ukraine who appears to be our own product.
Ukraine isn't a country at any more; it's just one more product of US foreign policy, the same policy that gave us the Republic of South Vietnam and democratic Iraq. I don't have time or energy to write the full story of this sad state of affairs, but you'll find the BBC's accurate timeline here.