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McCain speaking to the ultra-nationalists of Ukraine

(RT) - For those who may not know, McCain is the long-time chairman of the US government funded International Republican Institute, which spent millions supporting the Orange Revolution 1.0 in 2004. Now McCain (and his IRI) is back for 2.0.

Along with IRI's parent organization, the government-funded National Endowment for Democracy, and USAID, you can find the material and organizational support for the current uprising in Ukraine. Glance at the websites of opposition-oriented "NGOs" like the Institute of Mass Information,  Internews, Uniter, and many others and you will see the ubiquitous logos indicating US government funding of the Ukrainian opposition. You can also see the US government funded - and CIA-affiliated - Freedom House among the most prominent opposition supporters in Ukraine.

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Senator John McCain speaks to leaders of Ukrainian opposition Arseniy Yatsenyuk (L) from Batkivshchyna Party, and Andriy Tyagnybok (C) from Svoboda party

Senator McCain always seems to find himself in awkward meetings when he travels - remember the  kidnappers he met in Syria who he claimed were good moderates? So it is unsurprising that upon landing in Kiev he rushed to  meet Oleh Tyahnybog, a representative of one of the leading opposition political parties, Svoboda. An extreme nationalist party, Svoboda members are fond of wearing t-shirts with slogans such as "Beat the zhids!" using a derogatory term for Jews. Did they give McCain a t-shirt?

Ukrainian Far Right Nationalists of Svoboda Party barred from U.S. for Anti-Semitic hatred

 

Cross-posted from my diary @BooMan - Failure Looms As McCain Visits Kiev This Weekend.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Dec 16th, 2013 at 06:46:19 PM EST
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There is no global trouble spot with differences so subtle that McCain cannot impose himself to the detriment of all

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 17th, 2013 at 01:44:07 PM EST
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