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Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower? | Feb 27, 2015 |

It's easy to forget that just two years ago, President Obama was determined to bomb Syria and remove the Assad regime, and U.S. establishment institutions were working to lay the groundwork for that campaign. NPR began dutifully publishing reports from anonymous U.S. officials that Syria had stockpiled large amounts of chemical weapons; the NYT was reporting that Obama was "increasing aid to the rebels and redoubling efforts to rally a coalition of like-minded countries to forcibly bring down" Assad; Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced that forced removal of Assad was "a matter of national security" and "a matter of the credibility of the United States of America."

It Stinks A Mile In the Wind | Sep 8th, 2013 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 26th, 2022 at 07:11:31 AM EST
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Mapping Militant Organizations. "Azov Battalion." Stanford University. Last modified March 2022.
... The group has an active social media presence that it uses for recruitment, fundraising, and messaging. It previously used Facebook and Instagram before it was deplatformed in 2016 for being a "dangerous organization."94 There is suggestive evidence that the group may receive support from online goods advertisedon Instagram and Facebook through the Misanthropic Division and Wolknvt shopfronts.95 In 2022, it was using Telegram to broadcast messages about the fight in Mariupol.96 Azov runs an international outreach program, headed by Olena Semenyaka, which networks with other far-right organizations across the U.S. and Europe.97 This has included running events and recruitment efforts out of European and American white supremacist and neo-nazi groups such as the Nordic Resistance Movement, Rise Above Movement, Casa Pound, and Atomwaffen Division.98 International recruitment efforts run through Azov's international events, in particular mixed martial arts competitions.99 Individual recruits from abroad are brought through the "Cossack House", a social center run by the Azov Battalion in Kyiv. The Cossack House operates as a hub for arriving recruits.100 ...
Adrien Nonjon,"Olena Semenyaka, The 'First Lady' of Ukrainian Nationalism". Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (GWU: Washington D.C. ) Sep 2020
by Cat on Tue Mar 29th, 2022 at 09:46:06 PM EST
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