Euromaidan in Kiev, 19 February 2014. Labor Unions' House on fire. It was reportedly set afire by policemen as it was a protesters' headquarters. Photo: Amakuha / Wikipedia

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In December of 2013, as the events in the U.S./British Maidan coup in Ukraine began to unfold, Lyndon LaRouche participated in a webcast. Its focus was his all-out effort to return Glass/Steagall banking regulation to the U.S.a critical tool in destroying the modern predatory globalist British Empire.

LaRouche never separated issues of war and peace from the physical economic and cultural principles which are their ultimate determinantand that is the case here.

While answering a question about Glass/Steagall during the webcast, he suddenly pivoted to the danger of thermonuclear war arising from the physical economic bankruptcy of the transatlantic nations. He said that the viable nations in terms of physical economic potential now stretched from Ukraine and Russia eastward and southward, to India, to China, to Eurasia as a whole. He said that if you know how leaders in the transatlantic nations think, their recognition of their actual economic bankruptcy puts the entire world on the cusp of thermonuclear conflict. You can watch his succinct warning here, it's the first question.

In other locations, LaRouche said that nuclear war avoidance depends upon an agreement between four nations: Russia, China, India, and the United States. That in order for war avoidance to succeed, you have to fix the United States—to destroy its globalist subservience and its associated treasonous security apparatus. These four nations, he said, have the economic potential to overcome any monetary or military catastrophe the modern British Empire might precipitate in response, but only if you fix the United States.

Russia, China, and India blocked immediate implementation of the globalist Great Reset scheduled to take place as the result of the 2021 Glasgow Climate Conference. Donald Trump also withdrew the United States from this satanic agenda. He was driven from office and demonized in a fashion now only eclipsed by that enveloping Vladimir Putin.

Right now, the globalist elites in Brussels, Washington, Ottawa, New York, London, and other Western capitals, are in a rug-chewing fit as they acquaint themselves with what happens in actual warsas opposed to the counter-insurgency and resource wars of recent U.S./British vintage. They are being forced to contemplate their actual economic circumstances in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the recent Russia/China economic integrations and nascent alliance, and their own complete economic dependence on goods produced elsewherea dependence they created. Their response is just as LaRouche predicted.

The U.S. population, however, despite unprecedented wall-to-wall propaganda and censorship, is not buying their war drive. They suspect, rightly, that the same people who got them involved in soul-destroying forever wars, who lied to them repeatedly about Trump and Russia, who lied to them about COVID, and who are now destroying the U.S. economy and society through the Fed’s money-printing, the Green New Deal, open borders, uncontrolled crime, and a flood of poisonous drugs, could now get them killed, sooner, rather than later. They recognize that Putin is being made the fall guy for the raging inflation which Biden and the Fed have created, and that the Green New Deal is to be implemented by simply pricing fossil fuels out of the economy. As Vice-President Harris said at the Munich Security Conference, Americans, sold on doing the “right thing” by Ukraine (if they drink the poisonous Kool-Aid now being served up to them) will willingly now “sacrifice.”

As of this writing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (that little old lady from South Carolinaas they say in Washington D.C.), is calling upon the Russian people to assassinate Vladimir Putin. U.S. Senators and the gaggle of war profiteers assembled at the Atlantic Council, among other Washington “luminaries,” are demanding a NATO No-Fly Zone over Ukrainea sure ticket to nuclear war. Any references to the numerous neo-Nazi elements in Ukraine’s defense forces, which Putin has vowed to eliminate, or to the fact that Ukraine is a controlled British Foreign Office/U.S. State Department asset rather than a “sovereign,” “independent,” “democracy” are being ruthlessly censored.

Reality, however, has a way of asserting itself. Some of the political stars of the globalist empire have recently been caught, like Dr. Strangelove, in the movie of the same name, making Nazi salutes. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister, and maternal grand daughter of an actual Nazi, Michael Chomiak, tweeted out a picture of herself holding the colors of the Nazi Ukrainian Insurgent Army from World War II at a recent pro-Ukraine rally. Freeland, considered by most to be the force behind Justin Trudeau’s recent brutal and dictatorial suppression of Canadian truckers, claims that the fact that people noticed the UIA flag is the result of “Russian disinformation.” 

Senator Marco Rubio is sponsoring a sanctions bill in the U.S. Senate deliberately captioned, the HEROIAM SLAVA Act (Halting Enrichment of Russian Oligarchs and Industry Allies of Moscow’s Schemes to Leverage its Abject Villainy Abroad). Heroiam Slava,” or “Glory to the Heroes” is the long standing slogan of the Ukrainian Nazi butcher Stepan Bandera’s OUN-B. The OUN-B engaged in horrific genocides of Poles and Jews on behalf of its German sponsors during World War II. The neo-Nazis, who now constitute the front line fighters in Ukraine against the Russians, hail Bandera as a national hero.

The historical realitywhich all of the hysterical propaganda on Fox, OAN, News Max, and other channels is targeted right now at obliteratingis that the United States and Great Britain, primarily, but assisted by the intelligence agencies of other NATO nations, have sponsored resurgent Nazi groupings for decades, using them throughout the Cold War against the Soviet Union and now, against both Russia and the citizens of Ukraine.

Stepan Bandera was a British agent and is, today, glorified as a hero of Ukraine, as the result of deliberate U.S./British policy. Bandera’s MI6 Nazi sponsor, Gerhard Von Mende, recruited Muslims from the Caucasus and Central Asia to fight with the Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union. Mykola Lebed, the butcher directly involved in Bandera’s mass killings, enjoyed a long post-War career with the CIA in activities against the Soviets.

Like most post-Soviet states, Ukraine, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, was looted by financiers from Wall Street and London. Its physical assets were placed under the control of corrupt oligarchs who also controlled the political process on behalf of various foreign sponsors. Prior to the current war, more than half of Ukraine’s population had emigrated. It is now considered to be the most corrupt nation in Europe, and after years of globalist control, its economy remains in shambles.

Since the U.S. State Department/British Orange Revolution in 2004, the goal of Ukraine’s globalist colonial masters has been to turn that country into a platform for low intensity warfare against Russia, inclusive of flooding Ukraine with lethal arms and training its military for long-term insurgency operations. Ukraine is the critical country in a stratagem to place offensive weapons all along Russia’s western borderusing former Soviet states to do so. This strategy received new impetus with President Putin’s 2021 demonstration of hypersonic nuclear capabilities which, he believes, restores the strategic balance against NATO first strike doctrineslike Prompt Global Strike. Obviously, placing offensive weapons along Russia’s western border enhances first strike capabilities while endangering the entire world by lessening Russia’s response time to any incursion, real or accidental.

Popular resistance in Ukraine to the U.S/British plans is kept in check by the thugs of the various neo-Nazi formations which receive full support from both the British and U.S. governments. Every single State Department witness against Donald Trump in his first impeachment trial has been part of this long-standing operation against the people of Ukraine. Defense contractors, like Raytheon, make millions off the weapons sales which end up with the Nazis and other controlled terrorist groupingsincluding radical Jihadists trained in the U.S./British regime change operation in Syria who have fought in Ukraine since 2014, and U.S. white supremacists who train in Ukraine before coming back to the U.S.

Joe Biden, and everyone around him, have been up to their necks in this long term subversion of Ukraine. Biden was Obama’s point man on Ukraine after the 2014 Maiden coupmanaging the corrupt oligarch, Petro Poroshenko, who was elected President following the coup. Hunter Biden’s lucrative relationship to Burisma, a notoriously corrupt Ukrainian gas company holding significant land and energy leases, results from the Joe Biden/Atlantic Council campaign to sabotage Russia’s energy relationship to Europe, replacing it with Ukrainian and U.S. natural gas sources. Biden, of course, personally profited from the arrangement.

Ukraine’s Nazis and Their U.S. Sponsors

In 2004, the U.S. State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy, George Soros, more than 2000 NGOS, and the British Foreign Office, engineered the color revolution in Ukraine known as the “Orange Revolution.” Victor Yanukovych, considered too pro-Russian, had defeated Viktor Yushchenko, the State Department’s man, in an election which was overturned after massive street protests. Yushchenko won the new election.

Under Yushchenko, Ukraine joined with Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili (a U.S.-trained-and-sponsored Ukrainian who was himself holding office in Georgia as the result of the U.S./British-engineered Rose Revolution) to push NATO membership for both states along with a solid anti-Russian stance. Yushchenko also sponsored a major fascist revival. Stepan Bandera and OUN-B were officially glorified by Yushchenko, who praised him as a hero of Ukraine. That praise was incorporated in the public school curriculum. Yushchenko’s wife, Kateryna Chumachenko, was born and schooled in Chicago and at Georgetown, worked for the Reagan Administration and Bush Administrations, had multiple connections to OUN-B (including to its youth group) and served a stint with the Banderite dominated Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

In 2010, Yanukovych beat Yushchenko in new elections. By 2014, he faced a choice: adopt a free trade association agreement with Europe that was favored by Ukrainians in the traditionally pro-Western western and central part of the country; or adopt a counteroffer by Vladimir Putin that was favored by the Russian-speaking population in the eastern part of the country, which was Yanukovych’s political base. The EU/IMF loan was the type of deadly austerity regime imposed on most developing countries. It banned tariffs, imposed ruthless cost-cuttingincluding of pensions and safety netsand banned gas subsidies for households. Yanukovych rejected the EU/IMF loan and association agreement. The U.S. and the British answered with a coup overthrowing his duly elected government.

The Nazi World War II ancestry of the neo-Nazi muscle Victoria Nuland, (then and presently at the U.S. State Department), Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and the British and U.S. intelligence establishments used to overthrow Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, is completely documented in other locations. See, e.g., Executive Intelligence Review, February 7, 2014, and February 24, 2017, and Larry Johnson. Nuland says she spent $4 billion to get her result.

Neo-Nazis associated with the Right Sector and the Svoboda groupings not only ran the street violence, including the assassinations of protesters and police in Maidan Square, and including the burning-to-death of anti-Maidan protesters in the Trade Union Building in Odessa, but picked key government officials in conjunction with Victoria Nuland and Joe Biden. A coalition of the Nazi Svoboda Party and the Fatherland Party installed the acting President Okeksandr Turchynov. The same coalition installed Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk as prime minister, acting on explicit instructions from Victoria Nuland. She said, on a call intercepted and published by the Russians, “’Yats’ is the guy,” and “Fuck the EU.” Nuland, on the same call said that Oleh Tyahnybok, a member of the the overtly Nazi Social-National Party was more valuable outside the government for now. Tyahyunbok once made a speech against the “Moscow-Jewish mafia" who the Banderites fought in World War II.

Andriy Parubiy, founder of the Social-National Party which used the Nazi Wolfsangel as its official symbol and declared itself “the last hope of the white race,” became secretary of the National Defense and Security Council in the immediate post-Maidan period and by 2016 was Chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament. He was feted as a hero in Washington, D.C. by then Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain. Ben Norton at the Grayzone provides a detailed account of this affair and the general disposition of the Nazis in the Ukrainian government as of 2017. 

The new government immediately moved to ban the Russian language as a second language and opened a civil war and ethnic cleansing against the Russian-speaking population of the Donbass in eastern Ukraine. They also immediately implemented the IMF loan agreement, going even further in the Donbass by denying its inhabitants any government subsidies. Neo-Nazis and other assorted terrorists, including Jihadists from U.S./British regime change operations in Syria, were the shock troops. As the late Bob Parry said at the time, it was difficult to see how Ukraine could ever pull itself out of the mess “that Nuland made.” He noted that under U.S./British doctrine Ukraine was the “prize” platform for fomenting regime change against Putin in Russia.

The civil war in the Donbass has now raged for 8 years and killed some 14,000 people. According to accounts, most of the dead, 81%, were residents of the Donbass. Journalists who criticized the regime were targeted for beatings and were killed. Properties of those deemed insufficiently loyal to Kiev were confiscated. At the time, Putin also annexed Crimea, defending the historically Russian population there, but also critical Russian access to the Black Sea. Crimea’s population voted enthusiastically to support Putin’s move.

Is Volodymyr Zelensky A Hero Or a British Hostage?

Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine in the elections of 2019, defeating the favored U.S./British stooge, Petro Poroshenko, with some 70% plus votes. Among his campaign promises was a promise to enforce the Minsk Accords, which had been negotiated in 2015 between Russia and Ukraine and mediated by France and Germany, to end the civil war in the Donbass. Those agreements had been largely blocked from implementation by Poroshenko and Joe Biden at the behest of the British and their U.S. satraps.

Prior to running for President, Zelensky had been a comedian and the star of an extremely popular TV Show, Servant of the People, in which he played the role of President of Ukraine. He conducted his campaign largely through social media, cultivating a younger audience determined to give the country a fresh start. The Minsk accords allow for elections in the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and autonomy for those regions, among other provisions.

In October of 2019, Zelensky confronted leaders of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in the Donbass and told them to remove their weapons from a zone declared neutral in the Minsk protocols. As detailed by Max Blumenthal and Alex Rubinstein, their response was brutally hostile and Zelensky folded: “Andriy Biletsky, the proudly fascist Azov Battalion leader who once pledged to ‘lead the white races of the world in a final crusade against Semite-led Untermenschen,’ vowed to bring thousands of fighters to Zolote if Zelensky pressed any further. Meanwhile, a parliamentarian from the party of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko openly fantasized about Zelensky being blown to bits by a militant’s grenade. . . By this point, Azov had been formally incorporated into the Ukrainian military and its street vigilante wing known as the National Corps, was deployed across the country under the watch of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry and alongside the National Police.”

According to Blumenthal and Rubinstein, Zelensky clearly got the message, if not from the Nazi terrorists themselves, then from their sponsors in the U.S. State Department and British Foreign Office. Throughout the intervening years, Zelenesky has assiduously courted the neo-Nazis. Azov largely controls the city of Mariupol and surrounding villages in addition to its role in the Donbass. The neo-Nazi C14 gang patrols the streets in Kiev, having received state funding since 2018. Citizens trying to flee the war have been pulled from their cars by Azov in Mariupol. C14 carries out violence for hire by anyone in Ukraine who wants it, and, according to Blumenthal and Rubinstein, there are lots of clients. Since the war began, Zelensky has released violent criminals from all of Ukraine’s prisons in order to fight the Russians. As of November 2021, Dmytro Yarosh, a Stepan Bandera zealot who led the neo-Nazi Right Sector from 2013-2015, announced that he had been appointed special adviser to the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

More indicative are Zelensky’s links to Ihor Kolomoisky, the Jewish/Ukrainian oligarch who, according to multiple sources, has financed Zelensky’s entire career. Kolomoisky played a huge role in financing the Azov Brigade and other neo-Nazi militias in the Donbass. He is infamous for hiring thugs who use baseball bats to enforce his commercial dealings. In an obvious effort to control his influence on their asset, Zelensky, Kolomoisky is presently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and has been sanctioned by the State Department for engineering what is described as the largest money laundering scheme in world history. Kolomoisky apparently laundered the proceeds of stolen funds from his Privat Bank throughout the U.S. Midwestincluding millions of dollars in stolen U.S. AID funds. 

The war came at a propitious time for Zelensky. In March of 2020, he had seriously riled his western sponsors when he revamped his cabinet, including some figures associated with Victor Medvedchuk, leader of Ukraine’s main opposition party and considered, by Washington and London, to be in Putin’s pocket. As COVID raged, Medvedchuk secured vaccines from Russia at no charge for the Ukrainian population. The State Department stepped in and vetoed the deal, and Ukraine’s death toll from COVID went through the roof. By the Fall, his popularity was at 31.8% and he suffered significant losses in the local elections held in October, 2020. Medvedchuk’s party led in those polls.

In response, Zelensky shut down Medvedchuk’s TV stations and placed him under house arrest for treason. Both moves were hailed by the U.S. State Department. It seems to be, after all, the “sovereign,” “independent”, “democratic” Ukrainian way.