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Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi’s Make an Endrun Around the Conyers-Yoho Amendment

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Last week the stand Congressmen John Conyers and Yoho against providing weapons to Ukrainian nazi battalions should have been lauded by Americans because they stood up for our American values.

    The Ukrainian reaction to the amendment they attached on the support bill denying money to neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine provides the most telling look into Ukrainian nationalist politics the west has seen so far.

    Kiev is “cleaning up” a few of the neo-nazi punisher groups many journalists including myself have been writing about over the 1 ½ years. This small admission that the torture, rape, sodomy, and murder of innocent civilians is geared to show their “democratic values.” In true Ukrainian nationalist fashion, they still give medals to the most egregious perpetrators and make examples that give photo ops for the press service.

    The truth is that the crimes have been lauded across the spectrum of the Ukrainian government and as over the top as some of the stories coming out of Donbas seemed; they only scratch the surface. Ukrainian nationalism demands that its followers act without thinking, and heroism is doing the unthinkable and unspeakable. A real Ukrainian hero doesn’t need to sacrifice themselves. A true hero according to this ideology will sacrifice everybody or anybody around them first (You really can’t make this stuff up!).

    …said Rep. John Conyers.

    Continue . . . http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/06/ukraines-neo-nazis-make-an-endrun-around-the-conyers-soho-amendment.html