Be proud today America because as we now embark upon the neocon led great crusade against the demonic Vladimir Putin that we back a just cause. Never mind those fascist, neo-Nazi goons who just got famous by bursting into the office of a TV executive in Ukraine and beating him until he resigned. Just listen to the state-corporate media and hoist your American flags, it's not like Hitler would ever order such a thing.
In an amazing exhibit of raw stupidity which as of late has been in abundant supply, a pack of western coup d'etat empowered goons including an MP of the unelected government in Kiev burst into the office of a Ukranian TV executive and then proudly filmed themselves beating him. Oleksandr Panteleymonov acting CEO of the First National TV channel was set upon by thugs belonging to the Svoboda party - one of the fascist, neo-Nazi, anti-Semite infested coalitions comprising the recently installed puppet regime of Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk - and brutalized him into signing his resignation. This is not surprising to anybody who doesn't buy into the insane lies of the US state-corporate media that what took place in Kiev was a rising up of the oppressed to lift themselves out of tyranny into the warm embraces of western democracy. The real story is the exact polar opposite and the stunning display of barbarity by sitting members of the new regime is a damning indictment of the now fully criminal US and EU governments and the global finance mafia that they serve.
According to accounts at least three of the attackers are members of the illegitimate government that American taxpayers are financing, either indirectly through billion dollars of loan guarantees backed by President Barack Obama and then approved by a whopping 385-23 vote in a House of Representatives or through the neocon slush fund the National Endowment for Democracy. The House vote in particular should show Americans exactly what a dog and pony show all of that obstructionism really is. When it comes to bailing out criminal gamblers on Wall Street, propping up torture state despots, engaging in acts of subversion to overthrow elected governments who don't play ball with western corporate interests and spying on everyone but them there is much bipartisanship - just as there is when screwing those who can't afford to buy access. The US Congress, despite what the lying controlled media try to sell 24/7 with their endless parade of "new Hitlers'" is the greatest enemy to the American people that exists today. Just as the American war machine that is embedded within the Deep State and uses those like Obama as a friendly public face is the greatest menace to the planet in world history and if left to follow through the ideology that backs it to the conclusion could exterminate the human race.
I don't imagine that we will be hearing any of the neocons uttering their cherished references to Hitler and the Nazis about this most heinous act, nor will we be reading about it in the Washington Post where the douchebag of the day is the slimy little prick from Florida Marco Rubio who is featured in a screed that is very imaginably titled "Making Putin Pay". As a longtime resident of the state of Florida, the diseased penis of America I am very familiar with the ambitions of junior Senator Rubio who surfed his way into office in 2010 on the tidal wave of ginned up racist backlash that the American Svoboda party, the GOP used to muster the morons and dregs of society to goose-step to their polls to stick it to the commie "Kenyan" in the White House. The arrogant Rubio fancies himself as a foreign policy expert on a level with the fanatically anti-Russian Zbigniew Brzezinski, he of "The Grand Chessboard" who despite the lunacy of his views is credentialed. Dirty Marco's foreign policy pedigree primarily comes from his time spent as the pivot man in the ongoing John McCain-Lindsey Graham-Joe Lieberman circle jerk. But we are talking about the Washington Post here, a beltway protector of the entrenched political class and the shrillest voice in the land for the neocon wet dream of total war on Russia. Today the WaPo editorial board comes up with the audacious bushel basket of bullshit "Obama doesn't grasp Putin's Eurasian ambitions" in which - get this:
"It's easy to conclude that Vladi\ mir Putin's passionate defense of Russia's takeover of Crimea "just didn't jibe with reality," as Secretary of State John F. Kerry put it. In a speech on Tuesday, the Russian ruler repeated mendacious charges that the Ukrainian government had been hijacked by "nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites"; voiced his paranoid conspiracy theory about supposed Western sponsorship of popular revolutions, including the Arab Spring; and brazenly compared Russia's abrupt annexation of Ukraine with the reunification of Germany."
Sweet Jesus, I have no idea where to start with that bullshit - and that is just the f*cking opening paragraph - than to ask the question of "who are you going to believe? The Washington Post or your own lying eyes?' That incriminating video of the beating of Oleksandr Panteleymonov by Senator McCain's seig-heiling buddies pretty much renders the western lies about the Ukranian coup's use of neo-Nazis etc as so Putin propaganda as so much horseshit in the same red, white and blue wrapper. I also dig the last line of the "annexation of Ukraine" because the last time that I looked Russia annexed Crimea after a vote that was far more legitimate than that dastardly neocon instigated overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. But hey, we are talking about a rag that publishes silly rants by an irrelevant turd like Marco Rubio so it is what it is. Robert Parry at Consortium News has a new piece out on what he calls the WaPo editorial board "groupthink" and as much as I respect and follow his excellent work I have to disagree on this one. It is not "group think" in as much as the media giant is fully in the bag and now easily discernible as a propaganda arm of the Deep State itself.
The office invasion and violence directed at Mr. Panteleymonov conjures up memories of a certain event that took place in Miami back in 2000 when a mob of GOP goons shut down the recount during the disputed election that was stolen by the Bush crime family, the intimidation tactic is known as the "Brooks Brothers Riot". The neocons have been caterwauling about the Manichean devil Vladimir Putin rigging Sunday's Crimea vote to secede from the neo-Nazi infested occupying government in Ukraine yet they played key roles in the usurping of democracy right here in the American Homeland. You may recognize the man who is on the right in this picture but the sheer hypocrisy of the neocons in their promoting of "democracy" doesn't extend to elections where their candidates aren't intended to 'win'.
While the revelation of the beating and forced resignation of a media executive who is trying to inform the people - God forbid - is a shocking indictment of exactly what sort of government that Americans are backing in Kiev it is not an isolated incident. There are accounts now popping up across the internet from terrified citizens in Ukraine whose lives are at risk from the same type of Svoboda swine and hooligans and those that are far worse, I hope that more of these stories will begin to see the light of day because Americans need to know exactly what it is that their lying government is doing in their name under the phony guise of "spreading democracy".
There are right now thousands of innocent people in an increasingly oppressive Ukraine who are suffering in quiet desperation today as the direct result of the Obama administration-Neocon joint venture and many of them will be beaten, ritually humiliated, raped, tortured and murdered. While the propaganda is intense here in the US their stories are slowly beginning to trickle out and if we are to ignore them we will have as much blood on our hands as that of our rogue government and their pet neo-Nazis.
Donn Marten is a free lance writer and consultant who resides in West Central Florida.