by Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project:
In a series of tweets, Julian Assange exposed the blatant hypocrisy of America's selective outrage when their government supports terrorists and neo-Nazis.
Julian Assange, founder of the global transparency group WikiLeaks, took to Twitter to highlight and expose the extreme hypocrisy of the US by contrasting the recent extreme right vs extreme left protests in Charlottesville, which resulted in one death and multiple injuries, and the U.S. government funding of Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups during the Ukrainian coup that overthrew then president Viktor Yanukovych.
In a startling picture that truly exposes the disconnect between US domestic and foreign policy, Assange juxtaposed a photo of a neo-Nazi torch march in Kiev with the far-right torch march held in Charlottesville. And while the imagery is very similar, the main difference between the two images is that the Ukrainian ultra-nationalists looked much more menacing – sporting bullet-proof vests and wearing black masks over their faces.
The irony here is that while the violence blamed on the extreme-right in Charlottesville has been a non-stop talking point on US mass media since the violent altercations took place, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, who were largely funded by the United States government, received very little attention from the western media in spite of them overthrowing a legitimately elected government and installing a US-backed neo-Nazi regime.
A detailed academic investigation by Ivan Katchanovski reveals that these events were actually a false flag operation, which was planned and operationalized with the intent of overthrowing the Yanukovych government by an alliance of ultra-nationalist organizations, such as Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, specifically Fatherland.
Additional evidence indicates that the U.S. was already actively planning the creation of a new Ukrainian government as evidenced by the leaked audio of a conversation between Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
The message from the power-elite in the US seems to be clear: Nazis organizing in America are bad, but Nazis that help the US overthrow foreign governments are good and deserve funding from the US government.
This type of disconnect seems commonplace in US political discourse though, as Islamic militants are vilified in the US media as terrorists – that is unless they are renamed “moderate rebels” and are armed and funded by the CIA in hope of overthrowing a government (think Syria).
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