The award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal is exactly right to suggest, as he does in his recent AlterNet piece, that the U.S. has ties to Nazi and fascist protesters in Ukraine. The CIA agrees with him, and so did George Bush Sr. The only difference in their appraisal is the use of the term Neo-Nazi , rather than Nazi. It is just too hard for anyone to fathom that large communities of World War II Nazis not only survived, but have thrived and been protected all these years in Lviv (a city and provincial district in western Ukraine), the USA, and Canada.
After World War II, many in the Waffen SS went home to their native Lviv region in the Ukraine. Others immigrated there, including members of three Waffen SS divisions: the Waffen SS Galician, Waffen SS Nightingale, and Waffen SS Roland. These Hitler minions were barely investigated and never tried for crimes against humanity--although a part of their training was to serve as guards in concentration camps like Auschwitz. In that capacity, they were responsible for the deaths of 200,000 Jews, 100,000 Poles, and at least 150,000 Ukrainians.
CIA documents certify what every white paper I have come across states clearly: Each successive generation that derived from the initial post-war Waffen SS settlement in Lviv was brought up to be more committed than the one before to making Ukraine a National Socialist state.
Roles of the UCCA and the UWC
Two important players in the unfolding events in Ukraine are the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) and the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC). The UCCA is understood to support the West-leaning rebels in the conflict, and the UWC, organized as an international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora, is believed to support Ukraine's integration into the European Union.
However, three separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents, released under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, provide all the information needed to understand the true objectives of these non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The only freedom these groups want is a National Socialist Ukraine. In this 1976 Memorandum from CIA director George H.W. Bush, he explains why the influence of the "Bandera" faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (the OUN/B) in the Ukraine is considered a possible problem for the future:
"Perhaps even more alarming for the regime are signs of nationalism among lower strata of the population. A great fear of the central authorities may be that, at some period of great strain for the government ... Ukrainian intellectual dissidents could tap a reservoir of latent mass discontent. The Ukrainian dissidents possess a potential weapon their Russian counterparts do not, since in the Ukraine the normal economic grievances of the population may be aggravated by popular resentment of Russian domination."
Another FOIA-released document goes as far as to say that the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN), led by Ukrainian independence leader Slava Stetsko until her death in 2003, was in fact the National Socialist government in exile:
"OUN/B is the originator and a decisive factor in the ABN (Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations), which includes representatives of various non-Russian emigre organizations. In the USA the activities of the ABN are conducted by...."
From the 1930s until today, these groups have been preparing for the revolution that is underway.
A 2007 FOIA-released document entitled "Major Ukrainian Emigre Political Organizations Worldwide " lists member groups in the UCCA and UWC as OUN-B active organizations at the date of publication. This document makes it very clear that even in the 1970s the Ukrainian National Socialist political machine continued to demonstrate pre-World War II aggressiveness. We learn that:
"At the beginning of the 1970s the Ukrainian political spectrum had many features of the prewar Ukrainian political groupings. The decisive political role was played by three factions of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists): OUN/B (Bandera), OUN/M (Melnyk) and OUN/z (za kordonom - abroad)."
The document then goes on to discuss Yaroslav Stetsko, the husband of Slava Stetsko and head of the Bandera faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN):
"In August of 1941 Stetsko wrote his autobiography.... He states that although he considers Moscow rather than Jewry to be the main enemy of imprisoned Ukraine, he absolutely endorses the idea of the indubitable harmful role of Jews in the enslavement of Ukraine by Moscow. He finally states that he absolutely endorses the extermination of Jews as opposed to assimilating them, and the rationality of the German methods of extermination."
Further excerpts from "Major Ukrainian Emigré Political Organizations Worldwide" include the following: