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On Ultra Nationalists: When You Slow-Dance with the Devil, You Can't See His Face

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RTII: US/Ukraine Strategic Partnership Steering Committee-- Stepan Bandera.

These committees interact with Congress, the State Department, and the Defense Department. Even if the references to the Bandera name are only honorary, it is significant that his name is deemed important enough to be connected with every steering committee.

Mr. Bandera is called on to give keynote speeches for the UCCA. At the very least, his famous name is needed to garner support from the US government and from large US businesses for the sole purpose of setting up a free and ultra-nationalist Ukraine.

With Bandera's involvement, CUSUR has found enthusiastic support from across the spectrum of US universities, think tanks and corporations, and from the US government itself. Sponsor companies and foundations that fund the organization include: American Foreign Policy Council, Atlantic Council, Bechtel Corporation, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Ltd., Canadian Ukrainian Foundation, Delta Airlines, Halliburton, J. P. Morgan, Microsoft, National Endowment for Democracy, Philip Morris Companies, Inc., and, of course, the RAND Corporation--among many others.

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At the very least, Mr. Bandera provides the brand name for the new Ukraine that US businesses and the US government can rally around.

Children of the OUN (b)

Oleksandr Ivanovych Muzychko (aka Sashko Bily) was recently gunned down in Rivne. Mr. Muzychko was a leader of the ultra-nationalist umbrella organization Pravy Sector for Western Ukraine. He was also a leader in UNA-UNSD (Ukrainian National Assembly--Ukrainian National Self-Defense), which was originally led by Yuriy-Bogdan Shukhevych, son of OUN General Roman Shukhevych and a friend of the Nazi sympathizer Slava Stetsko. Mr. Muzychko has the distinction of having the same family name as Slava Stetsko 's maiden name. It might be noted, too, that Mr. Tyanhybok is descended from a legendary Ukrainain politician, Lonhyn Tsehelsky , and that Mr. Yatsenyuk's family also has distinguished itself in service to the Nationalist cause. If you look closely at the family histories of today's Ukrainian politicians, you find that today's Stepan Bandera shares the company of the children and grandchildren of the men and women that supported his illustrious grandfather.

In the picture below, you'll find presidential hopeful and EU favorite Vitali Klitschko, his brother and his father. And, yes, that is Oleksandr Muzychko with the number "2" over his head. Mr. Muzychko introduced the Klitschko brothers to connections in America.

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How Powerful are Ultra Nationalists in the US Government?

Here's a short highlight history of how groups openly working with Adolf Hitler entwined themselves and have shaped US domestic and foreign policy for the last 30 years.

Since 1959, the Captive Nations Proclamation has required every US President to designate the third week in July as Captive Nations Week. The original language of the bill was developed by UCCA president Lev Dobriansky. Since then, Ukrainian Ultra Nationalists have had a growing and now major influence on the US government--on its policies, parties, legislation, and doctrine.

By the 1970s the UCCA (Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America) gained official recognition in the Republican Party. While Richard Nixon was campaigning for re-election as President in 1972, he indirectly supported the UCCA and UNA (Ukrainian National Association) by promising to recognize the contributions of ethnics to the Republican Party. The Republican National Committee hired a UCCA activist to head the Republican Heritage Groups Council, which expanded the role of Eastern Europeans in the party. These groups, populated with Ultra Nationalists from every Eastern European country , had two goals: 1) Destroying the USSR; and 2) Reshaping politics and government in America. They were able to deliver five states for Richard Nixon in his 1972 presidential campaign.

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Paul Weyrich

In 1973 a very important figure emerged and changed the world, first nationally and then internationally. His think tanks introduced and indelibly engrafted the Chicago School of political thought (more commonly known as neo-conservative) into American politics.

This figure, Paul Weyrich , founded the Heritage Foundation; the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (CSFC); the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of state legislators; and the Council for National Policy. With Jerry Falwell, he also co-founded the Moral Majority. Another group with similar ideology that he helped develop emerged during the same period was the hard-right Christian Dominionist/Fundamentalist voting bloc, known today as Evangelicals. At present, these groups are very involved with funding the revolution in Ukraine.

Few who follow strategic political developments would disagree that, over the last 30 years, these groups have exerted tremendous influence over national and international politics and policy. The Heritage Foundation has been a leading proponent of conservative ideas ever since it provided the blueprint for Ronald Reagan's first term. " According to Journalist Russ Bellant ("OLD NAZIS, THE NEW RIGHT, AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY"), it was a convicted Nazi war collaborator, Laszlo Pasztor, who built the Republican émigré network. During the war, Pasztor had belonged to the Hungarian Arrow Cross, a group that helped liquidate Hungary's Jews. He also  served as  an adviser to Weyrich and became the founding chairman of the Republican Heritage Groups Council. Pasztor was also a leader in the ABN (Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations), headed by Yaroslav Stetsko .

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George Eliason is an American journalist that lives and works in Donbass. He has been interviewed by and provided analysis for RT, the BBC, and Press-TV. His articles have been published in the Security Assistance Monitor, Washingtons Blog, (more...)

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