In Syria, the powers-that-be thought they could use "moderate" jihadis to do away with Assad but those "moderates" looked "moderate" only because of the wishful thinking of people wanting to see the last of Assad.
In the Ukraine, the powers-that-be are consorting with known Nazi political parties and various Nazi groups to assemble brigades of their own, which are armed and funded by the billionaire oligarchs of Ukraine and oligarchs of dual Ukraine-Israel citizenship. Don't even try to figure out how people of Jewish background can work alongside Nazis, if Israelis can work alongside "moderate jihadis" in Syria, take it for granted that people of Jewish background can work even with ten-headed hyenas ... remember the kapos in Nazi camps during WWII? Apply same flawed logic of the Jewish people to these two cases too.
Just like how the Syrian jihadi situation has got out of hand in the Middle East, I fear the Nazi situation in Ukraine is going to get out of hand too. Each and every country in the EU has Nazi sympathizers and just like how the jihadis the world over were enticed into going to Syria, the EU Nazi gangs will start going to Ukraine to join up with the Ukrainian oligarchs-funded Nazi battalions fighting the separatists. That movement will. within the next few years, just like it has done with the jihadi movement in Syria, move from the theatre of operations which is Ukraine at the moment ..... to the neighbouring countries of Ukraine sans Russia.
There must be something in the water the powers-that-be sip every day that has driven them mad and madness must be the only reason they are on this suicidal path. I wish them well on their journey to hell .... but why take us with them?
UNLESS ... all that we are seeing is a ploy by the powers-that-be, including Putin, to smoke out Muslim jihadis and Neo-Nazis and reduce their numbers AND at the same time test out Russian-made and USA-made weapons. Anything is possible when you are seeing a world gone mad.
And, just like how the Canadian government under Stephen Harper showed alliance with the anti-Assad groups which made Canadian Muslim youth journey to Syria, so also the same thing is happening now with the Ukraine civil war. At one of the links below, a reporter talks to a Canadian fighting alongside a Nazi group against the separatists.
And again, just like how the Ukrainian regime is feeding drugs to its soldiers, the "moderate jihadis" are also being fed a lot of drugs (at least they were until ISIS took over) See vid below.
The second vid below should make Israelis happy that their investment in the terrorist army in the Middle East is bearing fruit.
In Syria .... there are "volunteer groups" and "moderate jihadis" armed and funded by the USA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, etc with one aim in mind....crucify Assad.
Hannah Allam writing at McClathy
In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria’s various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle.
That middle section turned into a point of contention when it became clear that the Turks were willing to work with groups that were anathema to the United States, including al Qaida’s Nusra Front and the hard-line Ahrar al Sham. Turkish officials seemed to be gambling that they could build a moderate rebel force by nudging groups in the middle toward the green, friendly category.
“We said, ‘Yes, sure, OK, but a number of the groups that you’re working with, which you consider open to persuasion, we consider beyond the pale. And we will not work with them, and we’d rather you not work with them and we think they need to be blocked from transiting your borders,’ ” Francis Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey until last month, recalled Thursday in a media call arranged by the Atlantic Council foreign policy institute, where he’s now the director of the Middle East program.
“We ultimately had no choice but to agree to disagree,” Ricciardone said.
U.S. officials haven’t publicly acknowledged previously knowing that Turkey was providing assistance to Nusra, which the State Department designated a foreign terrorist organization in December 2012. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Now the schism with Turkey, never resolved, is resurfacing in a more public way with President Barack Obama’s pledge to build a “moderate” Syrian rebel force as he wades deeper into the Middle East’s turmoil. When the United States and Muslim partners such as Turkey or Saudi Arabia clash over the very definition of “moderate,” who gets to decide the makeup of a coalition-backed rebel force? And no matter what it’s called, is Obama ready to accept the risk of backing a movement that’s widely viewed as too small, too weak and too untrustworthy to win?
“These are serious questions that are not yet resolved,” Ricciardone said. And, he added, “they might not be resolvable.”...........
In the Ukraine, there are "volunteer groups" and "Neo-Nazi brigades" armed-funded by both the regime and dual-citizenship oligarchs to fight pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine
Shaun Walker writing at Guardian:
"I have nothing against Russian nationalists, or a great Russia," said Dmitry, as we sped through the dark Mariupol night in a pickup truck, a machine gunner positioned in the back. "But Putin's not even a Russian. Putin's a Jew."
Dmitry – which he said is not his real name – is a native of east Ukraine and a member of the Azov battalion, a volunteer grouping that has been doing much of the frontline fighting in Ukraine's war with pro-Russia separatists. The Azov, one of many volunteer brigades to fight alongside the Ukrainian army in the east of the country, has developed a reputation for fearlessness in battle.
But there is an increasing worry that while the Azov and other volunteer battalions might be Ukraine's most potent and reliable force on the battlefield against the separatists, they also pose the most serious threat to the Ukrainian government, and perhaps even the state, when the conflict in the east is over. The Azov causes particular concern due to the far right, even neo-Nazi, leanings of many of its members.
Dmitry claimed not to be a Nazi, but waxed lyrical about Adolf Hitler as a military leader, and believes the Holocaust never happened. Not everyone in the Azov battalion thinks like Dmitry, but after speaking with dozens of its fighters and embedding on several missions during the past week in and around the strategic port city of Mariupol, the Guardian found many of them to have disturbing political views, and almost all to be intent on "bringing the fight to Kiev" when the war in the east is over......
David McLaughlin writing at Irish Times:
Sitting in the shade of a broad pine tree and a pink-and-orange umbrella, two Swedes and a Canadian explain why they are ready to kill, and be killed, for the future of a free Ukraine.
They are members of the Azov Battalion, one of several units of volunteers fighting alongside Ukraine’s military and national guard against separatist rebels – allegedly backed by Moscow – who want the country’s eastern regions to join Russia.
The battalion is based by the Sea of Azov in southern Donetsk province, in a beachside complex formerly used as a holiday home by the family of Viktor Yanukovich, who was ousted as Ukraine’s president in February.
The unit was formed by the Social National Assembly, a Ukrainian nationalist group described by critics as violently racist, and its emblem includes variations on the “black sun” and “wolf’s hook” symbols long associated with Nazism....
Robert Parry writing at Global Research:
The New York Times, in its ceaseless anti-Russian bias over the Ukraine crisis, now wants everyone to use the “I-word” – for “invasion” – when describing Russia’s interference in Ukraine despite the flimsy supporting evidence for the charge presented by Kiev and NATO.
The evidence, including commercial satellite photos lacking coordinates, was so unpersuasive that former U.S. intelligence analysts compared the case to the Iraq-WMD deception of last decade. Yet, while ignoring concerns about the quality of the proof, the Times ran a front-page story on Friday mocking Western political leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama, for not uttering the “I-word.”
The Times’ article by Andrew Higgins essentially baited Merkel and Obama to adopt the most hyperbolic phrasing on the crisis or risk being denounced as weak. The Times couched its criticism of their “circumspect” language – or what it called “terminological fudges” – as a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But the Times and other U.S. mainstream news outlets have engaged in their own “terminological fudges” regarding Ukraine’s “N-word” – for Nazi – by hiding or burying the fact that the Kiev regime has knowingly deployed neo-Nazi militias to wage bloody street fighting against ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine......
Tom Parfitt writing at TelegraphUK:
Ukraine crisis: the neo-Nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists. Kiev throws paramilitaries – some openly neo-Nazi - into the front of the battle with rebels
.....“Personally, I’m a Nazi,” said “Phantom”, a 23-year-old former lawyer at the ceremony wearing camouflage and holding a Kalashnikov. “I don’t hate any other nationalities but I believe each nation should have its own country.” He added: “We have one idea: to liberate our land from terrorists.”.....
......Asked about his Nazi sympathies, he said: “After the First World World War, Germany was a total mess and Hitler rebuilt it: he built houses and roads, put in telephone lines, and created jobs. I respect that.” Homosexuality is a mental illness and the scale of the Holocaust “is a big question”, he added.....