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In the 1980s, John McCain was on the Advisory Board of the USWF ( United States Council for World Freedom) . Like Presidents Reagan, Bush, and GW Bush, he was in contact with the Stetskos and was in fact chairman of the most important division of Yaroslav Stetsko's ABN group. McCain eventually resigned from this position, because of the heat you have to expect when you are in the US government and some of your best friends--those in Stetsko's ABN--are Nazis, Fascists, and perpetrators of genocide.
In the 1980s the United States affiliate of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL) was the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF). Anticommunist activist Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, who led his British affiliate out of the WACL, declared in 1974 that despite a publicized housecleaning,
"The World Anti-Communist League is largely a collection of Nazis, Fascists, anti-Semites, sellers of forgeries, vicious racialists, and corrupt self-seekers. It has evolved into an anti-Semitic international. A list of persons involved over the years with WACL is printed on the back cover of Inside the League . Among the more notable: Yaroslav Stetsko , a Nazi collaborator who in July 1941 presided over the extermination of 7,000 Jews; Stefano delle Chiaie, a fugitive Italian terrorist wanted for robbery, kidnapping and murder; Mario Sandoval Alarcon, architect of the Guatemalan death squads; Chirila Ciuntu, a Romanian fascist who participated in a 1941 massacre of Jews". Russ Bellant, in The Coors Connection, reports that according to "an ABN publication,' an advisor to Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation, Laszlo Pasztor, spoke at one ABN meeting as a representative of a "Hungarian organization.' The same issue of ABN Correspondence has a full-page obituary for an official of a Nazi puppet government during WWII."
In 1984, one year before John McCain helped found the International Republican Institute (IRI), he resigned from the Advisory Board of the USCWF. Now Chairman of the IRI, Senator McCain claims responsibility for at least five coups, including this year's coup in Ukraine. Working in partnership with the NDI (National Democratic Institute for International Affairs), the IRI operates by setting up seminars on how to organize people to wage protests, control the media, and, yes, overthrow governments. Though he has failed in his efforts to be elected President, McCain has successfully created his own State Department and dictates foreign policy through the IRI and related groups. By these means, he has been able to deliver on the dream of his friend, Yaroslav Stetsko, to create an ultra-nationalist Ukraine.Mr. Obama
In 2005, President Obama toured surplus weapons stockpiles in Ukraine with Senator Dick Lugar. The agreement that came out of this visit was that Ukraine would give up its nuclear weapons and, in return, the borders of Ukraine would be guaranteed. Mr. Obama played a large role in creating this pact.
The role of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes clear that President Obama's views on America's role in the world are on a par with those of John McCain .
"NED's chairman is former Democratic Rep. Dick Gephardt. Its president is Carl Gershman, a longtime figure in U.S. sectarian politics dating back to the 1970s. The NED Board of Directors includes former chairman Vin Weber, a high-profile Washington lobbyist who has supported the work of the Project for the New American Century along with a host of other neoconservative outfits; former U.S. ambassador to the UN and neoconservative activist Zalmay Khalilzad; Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute; Anne-Marie Slaughter, a noted liberal hawk who served as the director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department during the Obama administration; and Francis Fukuyama, an erstwhile supporter of the neoconservative political faction and well-known political scientist."
According to NED it works primarily through the IRI and NDI.
NED's involvement in fomenting, training, facilitating, and paying the protesters and revolutionaries was documented by a Ukrainian group like "Anonymous":
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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...)