The Central Intelligence Agency, also known as deep state central, is also linked to a rise in neo-Nazi terrorism in many other countries as well. Wherever you see extremism pop up seemingly out of nowhere, the CIA was likely involved.
"The U.S. government has a well-documented history of backing extremist groups as part of a panoply of foreign policy misadventures, which inevitably end up blowing up in the American public's face," writes Branko Marcetic for Jacobin magazine.
"In the 1960s, the CIA worked with Cuban anti-Fidel Castro radicals who turned Miami into a hub of terrorist violence. In the 1980s, the agency supported and encouraged Islamic radicals converging in Afghanistan, who would go on to orchestrate the September 11 attack. And, in the 2010s, Washington backed Syria's not-so-'moderate' rebels who ended up cutting a swath of atrocities through civilians and the Kurdish forces that were meant to be U.S. allies."
According to Yahoo News, the CIA has been secretly training forces in Ukraine since 2015 to serve as "insurgent leaders," to quote one former intelligence official. This was done just in case Russia ended up invading the country, which has now happened. (Related: Ukraine has now cut off grain exports due to the war.)
The claim is that all this training is purely for intelligence collection, however former officials told Yahoo that the program is much more militaristic than that, involving the use of firearms, "cover and move," camouflage, and more.
"Given the facts, there's a good chance that the CIA is training actual, literal Nazis as part of this effort," Marcetic adds.
It turns out that 2015 was the same year that Congress just so happened to pass a spending bill that included hundreds of millions of dollars in economic and military support for Ukraine. Much of that cash was specifically designated for the country's resident neo-Nazi militia, called the Azov Regiment.
The initial version of the text explicitly barred "arms, training, and other assistance" to Azov. However, the House committee in charge of the bill was pressured by the Pentagon several months later to remove that language, calling it "redundant."
A former commander of the group once stated that its "historic mission" in Ukraine is to "lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival" in "a crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen." In 2014, the Azov was incorporated into Ukraine's National Guard.
"U.S. arms have flowed to the militia," Marcetic explains. "NATO and U.S. military officials have been pictured meeting with them, and members of the militia have talked about their work with U.S. trainers and the lack of background screening to weed out white supremacists."
Officials in Washington, D.C., insist that Ukraine needs arms, cash and other resources to fend off Russia, likening Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler. The irony is that the U.S. is backing actual neo-Nazis in Ukraine, which is both confusing and conflicting.
"It's no small irony that the U.S. president, elected in large part to halt the perceived march of fascism at home, is continuing long-standing U.S. support for literal Nazis in what might well be the nexus of international fascism," Marcetic concludes.
"And if these Ukrainian Nazis really are among the insurgents being trained by the CIA, it will be no small tragedy if they one day take the same career trajectory as Osama bin Laden."
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