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Obama Didn't Get Memo re False Flag Anti-Semitism Leaflet?

Let’s address just one more of the latest US foreign policy fresh hells before it, too, disappears into the American citizenry’s memory hole among so many other Orwellian scenarios from both Bush and Obama regimes.

One more willful, false flag for propaganda and provocation operation, this time on the part of the illegitimate junta in Ukraine and the western imperialism addicts going for “full spectrum dominance”, both groups willing to chance a nuclear war with Russia. Yes, that is right!

Let’s talk about the little leaflet that recently surfaced in Ukraine that was especially disturbing to the Jewish population there. 

Alex Lantier in “Donetsk rabbi, protesters reject anti-Semitic leaflet as ‘provocation’” writes:

In Donetsk, the Jewish community and pro-Russian forces protesting against the US puppet regime in Kiev have rejected as a fraud an anti-Semitic leaflet distributed by an anonymous group and attributed to the anti-regime Donetsk People’s Republic.

In language directly recalling the measures implemented by the Nazis against the Jewish people in the years before the Holocaust, the leaflet demanded that Jews in Donetsk register themselves and their property with the pro-Russian authorities and pay a $50 fee or face deportation and persecution

The lead rabbi of Donetsk, Pinchas Vishedski, explains Lantier “denounced the leaflet as a ‘provocation’.”  The pro-Russian Donetsk People’s Republic leader, Denis Pushilin, declared “… all these are provocations! They have no basis at all.”

Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt eagerly grabbed hold of one more angle for the propaganda war and excitedly declared, “Everything we’re hearing suggests this is the real deal, and that it is coming from someone on the ground there among these radical groups.”

Lantier begs to disagree and suggests Pyatt along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the rest of the Obama administration operatives including Obama have “ulterior motives”.  Again, immediately inside the actual Ukraine community, the Donetsk residents themselves denounced the leaflet as a forgery and a deliberate and pathetic attempt at “provocation” by the illegitimate Kiev regime.

But the imperialists want to distract from reality and are willing to accuse the protesting Ukrainians of the same and actual sins of the thug neo-Nazis they are supporting. It is a gobsmacking level of chutzpah, hypocrisy and mendacity. The Svoboda party and the Right Sector militia Lantier describes as openly praising “Nazi-era Ukrainian fascist groups that participated in the Holocaust, and whose leaders have issued public attacks on Jews.”

Michel Chossudovsky in “Ukraine and the “Politics of Anti-Semitism”: The West Upholds Neo-Nazi Repression of Ukraine’s Jewish Community” writes:

The US and the  EU are supporting the formation of  a coalition government integrated by Neo-Nazis which are directly involved in the repression of the Ukrainian Jewish community.  

There are about 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine, most of them in Kiev. This community is described as “one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in the world, with dozens of active Jewish organizations and institutions”. A significant part of this community is made up of family members of holocaust survivors. “Three million Ukrainians were murdered by the Nazis during their occupation of Ukraine, including 900,000 Jews.” (, January 29, 2014).

Ukrainian Jews were the target of the Third Reich’s Einsatzgruppen (Task Groups or Deployment Groups) which were supported by Ukrainian Nazi collaborators (Wikipedia). These “task forces” were paramilitary death squads deployed in occupied territories. 


“Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman asked Kiev Jews to leave the city and, if possible, the country, due to fears that Jews might be targeted [by Svoboda Brown Shirts] in the ongoing chaos. … Some Jewish shops have been vandalized and other threats to the Jewish community have been received. 

“I told my congregation to leave the city center or the city all together and if possible the country too… I don’t want to tempt fate…but there are constant warnings concerning intentions to attack Jewish institutions,” Rabbi Azman told Maariv. (JN, February 24, 2014)

Chossudovsky reveals that leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish Community actually contacted Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Foreign Minister, for assistance. You would think Israel might have something supportive to say or do in this scenario. Israel is such a strong and influential ally of the US as well as NATO. Chossudovsky declares: “Real Politik Uber Alles. No statement has emanated from Tel Aviv.” Nothing from Prime Minister Netanyahu. Nothing from America’s pro-Israel lobby -- AIPAC!

Chossudovsky writes:

Within the Western media, news coverage of the Neo-Nazi threat to the Jewish community in Ukraine is a taboo. There is a complete media blackout: confirmed by Google News search,  mainstream coverage of the threat to the Jewish community in Ukraine is virtually absent. 


According to “expert opinion” quoted by the JP [Jerusalem Post], the spread of swastikas in Kiev’s urban landscape should be of no concern. According to Vyacheslav Likhachev, “an expert on the far-right associated with the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress”, the Svoboda Neo-Nazi activists are not attacking Jews. In an utterly twisted logic expert Likhachev quoted by the JP intimates that the (former) Yanukovych government is responsible for anti-semitic violence;


Rabbis in Kiev and across Ukraine spoke out, warning their congregations to stay off the streets and remain in their homes. The Jewish Agency in Jerusalem has moved swiftly to offer aid to elderly Jews living in greater Kiev. Food-delivery men are braving gunshots and Molotov cocktails to help them. Reports from Kiev say the police have been replaced by roving bands of undetermined loyalty.

… The fresh report of the firebombing of a new synagogue in Zaporizhia, 250 miles southeast of Kiev, increased the alarm in Israel and accelerated planning for all contingencies, including evacuations. (John Batchelor, Ultranationalist neo-Nazi parties on the march in Ukraine, Al Jazeera, February 25, 2014)


Is the Western media “anti-semitic” when it fails to report crimes committed against the Jewish population in Ukraine?
Is the self-proclaimed “international community” anti-semitic when it upholds in the name of “democracy” a “protest movement” led by Neo-Nazis? 

Is Netanyahu an anti-semite by tacitly supporting  US-EU-NATO geopolitical interests in Ukraine, with total disregard to the rising tide of fascism and anti-semitism?


Ironically, while renowned scholars critical of the State of Israel for violating the fundamental rights of Palestinians are accused of being “anti-semitic”, nobody bats an eye lid when John McCain ..., Victoria Nuland ..., EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, John Kerry, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel ...openly pay lip service to Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine.

Diana Johnstone in “Obama Endorses a Forgery” directly calls out Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for cynically and vilely exploiting and promoting the anti-Semitic leaflet propaganda:

On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced by Donetsk leaders as a gross provocation and a forgery.

The next day, however, Obama “expressed his disgust quite bluntly”.  At least, that is what his hawkish national security advisor, Susan Rice, told the public. “I think we all found word of those pamphlets to be utterly sickening, and they have no place in the 21st century,” she declared. 

This presidential reaction occurred 24 hours after the pamphlet in question had been thoroughly denounced as a fake, not only by the Donetsk leader, Denis Pushilin, who said his signature on the document had been forged, but by local Jewish community leaders and even by The New Republic, which cannot be accused of indifference to anti-Semitism.

Scarcely had the fake document been glued to a wall than Secretary of State John Kerry mounted his habitual high horse to declare resoundingly that: “In the year 2014, after all of the miles travelled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable, it’s grotesque. It is beyond unacceptable.”

Johnstone is incredulous since, again, the forgery has been “amply exposed in world media as disinformation.” The Obama administration is deliberately slandering pro-Russian and anti-fascist residents of Ukraine as being anti-Semitic. This is to confuse and distract the American people from the reality of the pro-Nazism of the Svoboda party and the Right Sector that have been given so much power in the coup governance of the Ukraine. Neo-Nazis are the present allies of America and NATO in Ukraine against Russia. Just as Al Qaeda is the present ally of America and NATO in Syria.

Johnstone demands:

How can top US leaders be perfectly aware of what is written in Ukrainian on a piece of paper glued to a synagogue in Donetsk, and not know what was written in Haaretz and The New Republic?  These endorsements are strong evidence of complicity in the forgery, since it is not credible that Kerry, Rice and Obama were too innocent to suspect a forgery. 

I call this the smoking pop-gun.

Johnstone goes on to declare that US leaders in her estimation have never been “so reckless in asserting falsehoods.”  The public is aware that Victoria Nuland personally selected Yatsenyuk to the be Ukrainian Prime Minister, that Kiev snipers hired by pro-Western rebels and facilitated the illegitimate coup, that a good number of the so-called white-hatted freedom fighting rebels are fans of Adolph Hitler, and that “half of the population of the Ukraine identifies with Russia" she enumerates.

Johnstone mourns that say-anything Obama et al. are counting on “the vast, bottomless ignorance of the masses concerning the rest of the world” to “get away with anything.”

The public doesn’t need to know anything about Ukraine, all they need is to be persuaded that it is Goldylocks being threatened by a big bad bear.

Despite the disgusting propaganda, the information war is being won by the liars.

Margaret Warner of the NewsHour is zealously -- in her own demure way , of course -- propagandizing against Russia and lying about reality in Ukraine, for our imperialist military killer state.

So is Jon Stewart.

Two respected darlings of American corporate media. Such appealing shills in the present flip-reality-on-its-head information war now covering up another heinous corporate-profiteering destruction of a foreign country.

Have you noticed that the word “terrorist” is so conveniently exploitable by our government and its media tools to label those people of other countries who are in the way of imperialism, often desperately fighting for their and their families’ very lives against foreign-provoked and sponsored, illegitimate authoritarian coups.

CIA chief and king of American torture policy John Brennan visited Ukraine last week under an assumed name to “advise” the present illegitimate thug government -- now being presented as a young democracy of integrity in the ever-lying American media, by the ever-lying Obama regime -- to help them destroy the opposition. In other words, it takes a super-terrorist to help the real terrorists accuse their victims of being terrorists and to kill, detain and/or torture them. (Get the vomit bucket!)

I was hoping putting proverbial “white hats” on actual neo-Nazi thugs would be a bridge too far for more and more US citizens but I underestimated the evil of the American government and media ruling classes as well as the willing suspension of disbelief exercised by so many of us citizens even after so many decades of mass murder and destruction perpetrated by our killer state.

I mean with the United States covertly but unashamedly supporting Al Qaeda in Syria why am I surprised that to the American, morally-lobotomized collective consciousness neo-Nazi oppression for the sake of oligarchical profiteering is no biggie.

Pro-Russian, ethnic Russian, anti-fascist and Jewish Ukrainians are now having to endure an illegitimate coup government run by oligarchs and Nazi fascists and on top of that are being demonized, even for anti-Semitism it turns out, for not supporting said junta. Or at best these poor, abused people are portrayed as duped patsies by Russia in western media.

Western leaders and media are still popping off that Crimea was overtaken by Russia and did not willingly secede. 80% of the Crimean population voted and the vote was 97% to secede. Hello?????? I’m thinking that was an absolute mandate of the citizenry to save itself from craven and destructive western imperialism and brutality of neo-Nazis. But to the hypocrits and monsters of the west screaming about faux-defending democracy one more time, such statistics of reality and a sensibility of real foreign citizen welfare don’t matter. They talk the talk but they walk a deadly walk in the opposite direction.

[cross-posted on open salon]

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More from Robert Parry on crackdown on eastern Ukrainians as "terrorists" for protesting the new fascist/neo Nazi Kiev regime:

"Between the anti-Russian propaganda pouring forth from the Obama administration and the deeply biased coverage from the U.S. news media, the American people are being prepared to accept and perhaps even cheer a massacre of eastern Ukrainians who have risen up against the coup regime in Kiev.

"The protesters who have seized government buildings in ten towns in eastern Ukraine are being casually dubbed “terrorists” by both the Kiev regime and some American journalists. Meanwhile, it’s become conventional wisdom in Official Washington to assume that the protesters are led by Russian special forces because of some dubious photographs of armed men, accepted as “proof” with few questions asked by the mainstream U.S. news media.

"While the U.S. news media is treating these blurry photos as the slam-dunk evidence of direct Russian control of the eastern Ukrainian protests – despite denials by the Russian government and the protesters – the BBC was among the few news agencies that provided a more objective assessment, noting that the photos are open to a variety of interpretations.

"However, in Official Washington, the stage is now set for what could be a massacre of Ukrainian civilians who have risen up against the putschists who seized control of Kiev in a Feb. 22 coup that overthrew elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The violent putsch was spearheaded by neo-Nazi militias, some of which have now been incorporated into Ukraine’s National Guard and dispatched to the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

"If the slaughter of the eastern Ukrainian protesters does come, you can expect Official Washington to be supportive. Whereas the Kiev protesters who seized government buildings in February were deemed “pro-democracy” activists even as they overthrew a democratically elected leader, the eastern Ukrainian protesters, who still consider Yanukovych their legitimate president, are dismissed as “terrorists.” And, we all know what happens to “terrorists.”


"And, when the “pro-democracy” protesters seized government buildings in Kiev, including the City Hall, they decked them out in Nazi symbols and a Confederate battle flag as the international expression of white supremacy. But the U.S. news media never described those acts as “terrorism.”...

"Indeed, it is now considered unacceptable to mention the key role played by the neo-Nazis in overthrowing Yanukovych, even though the neo-Nazis themselves are quite proud of what they did and got four government ministries as a reward. One of those positions is the chief of national security, Andriy Parubiy, who announced last week that some of those militias had been incorporated into the National Guard and sent to the front lines of eastern Ukraine.

"For their part, those eastern protesters have said they are resisting the imposition of power from Kiev, which has included the appointment of billionaire “oligarchs” as regional administrators, and are rejecting a harsh austerity plan from the International Monetary Fund that will make their hard lives even harder.

"Yet, Official Washington has largely banished those realities to the great memory hole. Many in the U.S. government and the mainstream press corps seem to be licking their lips over the prospect of unleashing hell on the eastern Ukrainians.

"The preferred U.S. narrative has even edged into the conspiracy theory that Russian President Vladimir Putin somehow engineered the entire Ukraine crisis as part of a Hitler-like plot to reclaim Russian territory lost when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. This theory ignores the absurdity of Putin somehow arranging the protests and coup against Yanukovych.

"The reality is that Putin was caught off-guard by the events in Ukraine, in part because he was distracted by the Sochi Olympics and the threat of terrorism against the games. As the Ukraine crisis deepened, Putin supported the Feb. 21 agreement, brokered by three European countries, that had Yanukovych agree to limit his powers, move up an election to vote him out of office and, most fatefully, pull back the police.

"The police withdrawal opened the way for the neo-Nazi militias, well-organized in 100-man brigades and well-armed with weapons looted from government stockpiles, to launch the final Feb. 22 assault.

"Instead of standing behind the Feb. 21 agreement, the United States and the European Union hailed the overthrow of Yanukovych and – after recognizing that the neo-Nazis were in effective control of Kiev – supported the quick formation of a new government, headed by U.S. favorite, the new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

"Rather than some mastermind planning everything in advance, Putin reacted to the fast-moving crisis on the fly, adlibbing his response, including responding to the majority will of Crimea to bail out of this failed Ukrainian state and rejoin Russia. He also got approval from the Russian legislature to defend ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine if necessary.

"Yet, rather than assess these events objectively, the U.S. government and the mainstream U.S. news media have slid into a neo-Cold War madness, which may be sated only by the blood of the eastern Ukrainian “terrorists.” That, however, could force Putin’s hand again and take this unnecessary crisis to a whole new level."