Israel Sells Arms to Ukrainian Nazisby Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Israeli arms sales to Ukrainian Nazis reflects its ties to likeminded extremists in Kiev and other despotic regimes.
Days earlier, Haaretz reported on Israeli arms sales to Nazis infesting Ukraine. Washington and NATO allies support its illegitimate fascist regime, waging war on its own people with full US support and encouragement.
The US supplies its regime with arms, munitions, and training by US special forces, enabling its military to wage war without mercy on breakaway Donbass freedom fighters, begun after Washington’s February 2014 coup.
Orchestrated by the Obama regime, it replaced democratic governance with fascist tyranny under US-installed Petro Poroshenko.
The so-called US Ukraine Freedom Support Act (UFSA) of 2014 authorized lethal and non-lethal aid, including sniper and assault rifles, hand grenade launchers, mortars and shells, portable stinger missiles, anti-tank and anti-armor missiles, along with other heavy weapons for warmaking.
According to Haaretz, “more than 40 human rights activists have filed a petition with the High Court of Justice, demanding the cessation of Israeli arms exports to Ukraine.”
“They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons.”
Like America, Israel supports various tinpot dictatorships politically, economically and militarily.
Despite a Western arms embargo on Myanmar, banning “equipment which might be used for internal repression,” Israel flaunts it by selling its regime advanced weapons, used for genocidal high crimes, minority Rohingya Muslims victimized by its ruthlessness.
Weapons sales include tanks, missiles, cannons, surveillance equipment, and high-speed Super-Dvora MK III patrol boats, among other items, valued at tens of millions of dollars. The deal includes training in Myanmar by Israeli weapons experts.
Israeli lawyers and human rights activists denounced what’s going on to no avail. Netanyahu’s arms sales to Ukraine and other tinpot dictatorships are just as reprehensible.
Haaretz explained that “Israel has armed anti-Semitic regimes, such as the generals’ regime in Argentina, which murdered thousands of Jews in camps while its soldiers stood in watchtowers guarding the abducted prisoners with their Uzi submachine guns,” adding:
“According to a freedom of information petition to Israel’s defense ministry from last January, (former Israeli regimes) armed Bolivia’s (decades earlier) military (junta), knowing that (US-supported Gestapo butcher of Lyon) Klaus Barbie was part of the regime.”
“Legal documents used to convict the head of the junta also showed that Barbie’s death squads used Israeli Uzis.”
Ukrainian Azov Brigade Nazis openly espouse racist, anti-Semitic extremism, openly displaying swastikas, Nazi flags, SS insignias, and other extremist symbols.
The group’s founder, Andriy Biletsky, is a Ukrainian MP. He once said “(o)ur nation’s historic mission at this critical juncture is to lead the final march of the white race towards its survival. This is a march against subhumans who are led by the Semite race.”
He boasted about attacking ethnic, racial and social minorities. Azov’s ranks include extremist elements from other European countries.
Kiev regime-supported fascist cutthroat killers were responsible for the May 2014 Odessa massacre, brutally slaughtering hundreds in cold blood, accountability never forthcoming.
US-installed putschist ruled Ukraine is a hotbed of Nazi extremism, a scourge in Europe’s heartland.
The Azov Brigade and likeminded extremists are part of Ukraine’s military – Nazified for the first time since WW II.
Israeli collaboration with despotic regimes like Kiev is one of many examples of its pursuit of wrong over right.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."