Critically acclaimed director Oliver Stone made headlines this past week by characterizing the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 as a “surreal perversion of history.” The well-known director took to his facebook page following a 4-hour interview with deposed former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, for an upcoming documentary…
Over the years, Stone has become a critical voice and has become very outspoken about US foreign policy objectives. Stone asserted as much during his recent interview with with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich:
“It seems clear that the so-called ‘shooters’ who killed 14 policemen, wounded some 85 and killed 45 protesting civilians, were outside, third-party agitators.”
Establishment insiders within the US will no doubt be shaken by Stone’s examination, as the very recognizable personality and well-received Hollywood director, will provide a critical lens with which to view Washington’s true role in the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine.
IMAGE: ‘Hands of Stone’ – Before Oliver Stone’s award winning career as a Hollywood director, he was enlisted in the United States Army, serving from September 1967 through November 1968 (Photo link elexpresso.com)
During the Ukrainian coup last February, it was confirmed that Nazi elements worked systematically to remove and push out political opposition in Kiev. The US State Department and NATO desperately tried to frame Russia for the violence seen in Maidan Square, however, it was quickly revealed that US intelligence and those within the EU provided backing for NeoFascists and NeoNazi street gangs to dismantle Kiev from the inside.
After the violent regime change, the junta government in Kiev moved its army into breakup the mostly Russian-speaking eastern part of Ukraine, pushing out some 500,000 refugees in the process. Many believe this was an effort to ethnically cleanse the east and gain a tighter political grip on the area.
Western media outlets have continued to inaccurately describe the ongoing situation in the Ukraine and Stone’s latest commentary will certainly serve to shed more light on a very dark subject engineered by those in Washington and the EU-NATO confab.
Nazi torchlight parades
IMAGE: ‘Burning in Kiev’ – Activists of the Ukrainian nationalist parties (Photo link rt.com)
In another news release from RT, new rounds of NeoNazi gatherings and marching in Kiev, has marked the start of 2015. Czech President Milos Zeman has been very outspoken about the disturbing new developments:
“The chilling slogans and a flagrant demonstration of nationalist symbols during the neo-Nazi march in Kiev reminded the Czech President Milos Zeman of Hitler’s Germany. He said something was “wrong” both with Ukraine and the EU which didn’t condemn it.”
The report also outlined the historical concerns, noting that the torchlight parades and marches have been in support of the 106th birthday of Ukrainian-Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera:
“Torch-lit marches in Ukraine demonstrate that it is continuing to move along the path of the Nazis!” Konstantin Dolgov, the foreign ministry’s human rights envoy, said last week. “And this is in the center of civilized Europe!”
In late December, it was reported that Czech Lieutenant Colonel Marek Obrtel, declared he was to return medals given to him by NATO for work as a former chief of the 11th Czech military hospital in Afghanistan, as well as serving in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Obrtel has stated he was “deeply ashamed” by NATO’s actions, having been “led by the US with its monstrous interests around the world.”
Here is a clip of the latest Nazi demonstrations in Kiev from RT….
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IMAGE: ‘Color Revolution’ – A scene from Kiev’s Maidan Square timed with the swift regime change of Viktor Yanukovich on February 22nd, 2014. (1.bp.blogspot.com)
Oliver Stone: Ukrainians are suffering from US ‘ideological crusade’ against Russia
In response to those who took exception with his claims that the Ukrainian crisis involved “outside agitators,” Oliver Stone took to social media to advance his argument, saying that Ukrainians are the victims of a US strategy akin to Cold War 2.0.
This week, Stone stirred a political firestorm with his views on what he believed sparked the Ukrainian crisis, following a private interview with Viktor Yanukovich, the former Ukrainian president who was ousted in the February 2014 coup.
“It seems clear that the so-called ‘shooters’ who killed 14 policemen, wounded some 85 and killed 45 protesting civilians, were outside, third-party agitators,” Stone said, following his four-hour conversation with Yanukovich in Moscow. “Many witnesses, including Yanukovich and police officials, believe these foreign elements were introduced by pro-Western factions – with CIA fingerprints on it.”
According to the American-born filmmaker and writer, Ukraine is just the latest country in a long list to fall prey to “America’s soft power technique called ‘Regime Change 101.’”
Stone’s comments reverberated like an earthquake on both sides of the Ukrainian divide, prompting him to elaborate on his original statement. Stone’s follow-up post began with him explaining that he has no particular sympathy for Yanukovich.
“For those of you angry with my analysis of Ukraine yesterday, please try to understand the bigger picture I’m offering,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I have no brief for Viktor Yanukovich, he may well be the most corrupt president Ukraine’s ever had. Ukraine has a dramatic history of corruption. That is not my point.”