General Zaluzhny: God is a Neo-Nazi
And Stepan Bandera is an anointed Saint.
According to General Vitalii Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s dwindling armed forces, “God himself” is on the side of the ultranationalist crazies.
In other words, God is a neo-Nazi, an ultranationalist with a visceral, violent hatred of everything Russian (and Polish, Roma, and Jewish).
Before dismissing the above headline as hyperbole, consider the following: Vitalii Zaluzhny’s adviser is Dmytro Yarosh, the commander of Right Sector's Ukrainian Volunteer Corps.
“Right Sector is essentially the extremist Banderite cousin of the contemporary OUN-B, having been created by an OUN-B splinter group,” writes Moss Robeson on Substack’s Bandera Lobby Blog. “Basically, if you meshed the IRA and Nazi Germany together, sprinkled a little old fashioned Mussolini fascism and racism on it, and slapped a Ukrainian flag on it, you would have the OUN,” adds Elizabeth The Punisher Dove, a Substack newsletter.
The BBC put it rather mildly:
Dmytro Yarosh calls himself a follower of Stepan Bandera, a nationalist leader who fought Polish and Soviet rule in the 1930s and 1940s but is seen in Russia and eastern Ukraine as a Nazi collaborator.
There is nothing subjective about the historical fact Bandera was a Nazi collaborator.
Of course, the average person knows little of this, if anything at all. The tidal wave of anti-Russian, pro-war propaganda is pervasive. It is now virtually impossible to learn the truth without dedicated research, which is becoming more difficult as corporate-government censorship increases.
The situation is genuinely bizarre. Zelenskyy, a former comedian notorious for playing the piano with his unmentionable, is now a global-reach beggar for Europe's poorest, most corrupt country. He is surrounded by neo-Nazi OUN-minded ultranats like Yarosh, the sort of people dedicated to ethnically cleansing Russians. This, of course, is now rarely mentioned. Instead, Russia is portrayed as an aggressor, and its SMO is mischaracterized, and usually ignored altogether.
Following the USG-orchestrated coup, the ultranats stepped up a campaign of disappearances, torture, assassination, street beatings, and assaults, the sort of behavior one might attribute to Hitler’s brownshirts in pre-Nazi Germany. Prior to 2014, these violent folks were occasionally criticized, primarily in the leftist “alternative” media. Now there is silence or muted reaction at best. There are notable exceptions, of course—for instance, Consortium News.
It is tragic and dangerous so many people believe supporting Ukraine is a just and noble cause. It’s no such thing. Ukraine is a corrupt post-Soviet hellhole run by ruthless oligarchs and greedy politicians. It allows violent neo-Nazi paramilitaries to roam free, often in concert with Ukraine’s SBU secret police.
The CIA has worked with the ultranats for decades, first during the Cold War, and now in a concerted effort to “weaken” and destroy Russia. NATO has cynically pushed closer to Russia’s borders, despite Clinton and others promising not to do so. It has been known for some time Ukraine’s coveted NATO membership is a bright neon red line for Russia, a serious threat to its national security.
Russia’s recent decision to react to years of provocations has resulted in some of the most transparently obvious USG propaganda in recent history, second only to Bush’s criminal lies about Iraq and WMDs.
In such a polluted climate, it is relatively easy for a guy like General Vitalii Zaluzhny to claim God is on the side of Right Sector, OUN, and genocide. Maybe Zaluzhny and Yarosh are interested in a rewrite of the Old Testament with Stepan Bandera as a Saint.
Nationalism is a mental toxin. Neither Ukrainian capitalism nor Russian capitalism are worth the shedding of a single drop of working class blood. A plague on both their houses. This is a stupid senseless war however you look at it
I do know the history of Bandera and OUN. They slaughtered thousands. This is historical fact. No debate. Yes the Nazis imprisoned Bandera. He wanted to declare Ukrainian independence. This does not negate his work killing Jews, Poles, Roma, and other minorities.