Have we really entered an era where it is more important to Washington to diminish Russian influence than it is to stay true to its WWII legacy of anti-Nazism?
This article originally appeared at Steve Lendman's Blog
What millions died for to defeat during WW II is now resurgent in Europe's heartland.
Fascist lunatics in Washington installed overt Nazis to run their newest client state. They're taking full advantage.
They're waging naked aggression on Donbass - at present low-level ahead of renewing it full-blown. Hundreds of US combat troops (trained killers) are working directly with Kiev's Nazi-infested National Guard and other extremist groups - teaching them the fine art of murder.
Perhaps planning to join them in battle when hostilities resume full-blown - maybe with supportive US terror-bombing.
Kiev Nazis want all opposition elements eliminated - either killed, imprisoned, disappeared or deported.
They want unchallenged control. The Saker reports they created a database of "separatists (and) militants, etc."
It's called "(i)information for law enforcement authorities and special services about pro-Russian terrorists, separatists, mercenaries, war criminals, and murderers."
Anyone opposing fascist rule risks being eliminated one way or another.
Nazis under Hitler were notorious for radicalized torchlight parades - complete with chilling slogans and symbols.
In January, thousands of Ukrainian ultranationalists paraded in Kiev. They celebrated Nazi collabortor/mass murderer Stepan Bandera's 106th birthday.
At the time, Czech President Milos Zeman was horrified. "There is something wrong with Ukraine," he said.
"Yesterday evening I was browsing the Internet and discovered a video showing the demonstration on Kiev's Maidan on January 1."
"These demonstrators carried portraits of Stepan Bandera, which reminded me of Reinhard Heydrich" - Gestapo head and key holocaust architect.
"The parade itself was organized similar to Nazi torchlight parades, where participants shouted the slogan: ‘Death to the Poles, Jews and communists without mercy,' " Zeman explained.
Ukrainian fascists consider Bandera a national hero. He was a vicious mass murderer.
Russia's Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights Konstantin Dolgov calls reemergent Nazism in Ukraine a European threat.
"Torchlit marches in Ukraine demonstrate that it is continuing to move along the path of the Nazis," he stressed - with full US support and encouragement.
They were at it again in Odessa. They marched to commemorate Maxim Chaika's death - ultranationalist Blood and Honor group leader. He died during a 2009 street fight.
Around 200 overt Nazis were involved - marching while shouting racist/anti-communist/anti-Russian/ultranationalist slogans.
"The White man is for the Great Ukraine," they chanted. "One race, one nation, one homeland."
"Glory to Ukraine - the glory of heroes!" "Hang the commies." Odessan police accompanied marchers to protect them.
Participants evoked memories of May 2, 2014 when Right Sector Nazi thugs murdered hundreds of Odessans in cold blood.
They remain unaccountable for appalling high crimes. So-called investigation into what happened whitewashed them.
State-sponsored mass murder in Ukraine is considered OK. Anyone wanting democratic freedoms is vulnerable.
Truth-telling journalists risk imprisonment or death. Nazi-infested fascist regimes tolerate no opposition.
Last week, Normandy Four foreign ministers called for ending fighting in Donbass.
Washington bears full responsibility. Its Ukrainian proxies share it. Germany and France have done nothing to halt it.
Russia alone continues going all-out to end it - impossible given Obama's rage for war.
Last Thursday, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said "(t)he United States and its allies have crossed all possible lines in their drive to bring Kiev into their orbit."
"That could not have failed to trigger our reaction. Aiming at complete dominance, Washington stopped taking into account the interests of other countries and respect for international law."
On April 16, addressing Moscow's fourth International Security Conference, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said it's "impossible to resolve the conflict in Ukraine by military force."
"(T)here is no reasonable alternative to peacefully settling the domestic Ukrainian crisis (than) on the basis of full and unconditional compliance with" February 12 agreed on ceasefire terms.
He hopes Western officials will "force authorities in Kiev to scrap destructive policies aimed at glorifying the Nazis and persecuting those who saved Europe from" its scourge.