America Backed Fascists In Ukraine 70 Years Ago

American Government Backed Ukrainian Nazis … Same Group Supported By the Leader of the Protests which Toppled the Ukrainian Government In February

Oliver Stone’s documentary Untold History notes:

Truman approved the creation of a guerrilla army code-named “Nightingale” in Ukraine. Originally setup by the Nazis in 1941, it was made up of ultra-nationalists. They would, as Stone describes, wreak havoc on the “famine-wrecked region where Soviet control was loose, carrying out the murder of thousands of Jews, Soviets and Pols, who opposed a separate Ukrainian state.” The CIA would parachute “infiltrators” into the country as well to further “dislodge Soviet control.”

Sounds nuts, right?

But American historian and former Under Secretary of the Air Force  Townsend Hoopes and Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkely confirm:

One group that particularly attracted CIA attention and support was the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), a political-military underground movement that had long fought for Ukrainian independence—first against the Poles in the 1920s when Poland controlled the Ukraine and after 1939 against the Soviets. ‘Though violently anti-Russian, the OUN was itself totalitarian and Fascist in character. as well as anti-Semitic. The Nazis poured money into the OUN after the German invasion of Russia and pretended to support the goal of Ukrainian national independence. In return, a large OUN militia, code-named Nachtigall, or Nightingale, provided local administrators, informers, and killers for the German invaders. Nazi-sponsored OUN police and militia formations were involved in “thousands of instances of mass murders of Jews and of families suspected of aiding Red Army partisans.”


When the Germans were driven out of the Ukraine, many OUN members who had served the Nazis’ police formations and execution squads fled with them, but several thousand retreated into the Carpathian Mountains to fight another day against the hated Soviet government. It was this remaining Nightingale group that fascinated the CIA and was recruited essentially en bloc. To bring its leaders to the United States for training and indoctrination required special bureaucratic exertions, as well as an immigration law permitting the admission of one hundred such immigrants per year, provided the Director of the CIA, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service all personally stated that the action was vital to national security.” As one army intelligence officer noted sardonically, one wing of the CIA was hunting Ukrainian Nazis to bring them to trial at Nuremberg, while another wing was recruiting them.


After training in the United States, the Nightingale leaders were parachuted into the Ukraine to link up with their compatriots and to carry out measures of subversion, agitation, and sabotage, including assassination.


[United States Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal] vigorously supported the program and presumably participated in the approval of the basic NSC charters as a member of the National Security Council.

The leader of the Nightingale group was Stepan Bandera. And see this.

The leader of the “protests” in February 2014 which ousted the president of Ukraine is a neo Nazi and follower of Stepan Bandera.

In other words, 70 years ago, the U.S. supported the types of fascists who are now in control of Ukraine.

Postscript: Another little known historical fact is that – in 1997 – a former U.S. national security advisor and high-level Obama policy advisor called for the U.S. to take Ukraine away from Russia.

And almost a month before the Ukrainian president was ousted in February, a high-level State Department official – Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland, wife of arch Neocon Robert Kagan – announced plans to promote a “new government” in Ukraine.

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  • GEvans2

    Their target was not only “Jews,” their target was Protestants and Orthodox Christians, part of a 1,0000 year old Inquisition that carries on to this day, with a taste for burning people alive. Nothing has changed, same MO.

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  • Arnold Lockshin

    ATTACK !!

    Drone-Killer CIA Chief John Brennan came to Kiev and ordered, “Attack!»

    Then Mean Veep Joe Biden came to Kiev and ordered, “Attack!»

    Then the banksters’ IMF ordered Kiev, “You want the money? Then, attack!”

    The rump US-NATO puppet regime in Kiev attacked.

    And continues attacking.

    Then Barak “Change you’re a fool to believe in” Obama said, “Great, They’re attacking!”

    Then the fascists burned people alive..”Attack!” they cried.


    Arnold Lockshin, political exile from the US living in Moscow

  • vin

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    • solerso

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  • Trevor Wright

    Please get your facts right.
    Bandera was arrested by the Germans 8 days after war began between Germany and USSR in June 1941 and imprisoned in German concentration camps until September 1944.
    Russians and the KGB assasinated him in 1959. The assassination was made to look like a heart attack but the assassin fearing for his life defected to the West. Wet deeds were and remain a Russian specialty. Putin is a KGB alumni.
    Bandera was a patriot.

    • solerso

      Bandera was imprisoned by the Nazis for his opportunistic double dealing with the Americans (the brief article above doesn’t mention that at all – its a short history of American malfeasance not Bandera). I noticed nothing at all wrong or off at all in the above…. Just because its not the loving hagiography of Bandera and his murderous followers that you would prefer , doesn’t make it inaccurate.

  • solerso

    “In other words, 70 years ago, the U.S. supported the types of fascists who are now in control of Ukraine”
    In other, other words The US has always supported NAZIS’s in Ukraine. For over 70 years (since the 1920’s) the US has funded, trained ,armed and otherwise supported, a psychopathic murderous Fascist Nationalist army in Ukraine, only pausing briefly in the early 1940’s to sort out the US supported Fascists from German supported pro Hitler,Fascist, NAZI-party types. One might even infer from this that violent, murderous, Fascist/Nationalist formations are the bloodthirsty thug – “vanguard” of US Capitalist Globalist Imperialism. Some other guy who spent some time fighting against US funded psycho-Nazis in Ukraine has written extensively about that – bright Jewish fellow named Leon. I suggest reading his essays on the subject, and on many other subjects.

  • FVS

    Yeah? So what? We interfere with Russia neighbor and they interfere with ours. It’s been going on for a long time. So where is the “big expose” on the fact that BOTH the US media and FDR’s government we complicit in covering up the Russian communist’s DELIBERATELY starving nearly 5 million Ukrainian. to death. How is that any less criminal than what the Germans did a decade later? How many more millions suffered and died in the slave labor comps of the Gulag? The fact is the Russian communist killed exponentially more “innocents” than the Nazi ever did.

    • solerso

      What “neighbors” of the US is Russia “interfering ” with ? More false equivalency and ignorant historical half truths from the Liberal War lobby

      • FVS

        My how profoundly ignorant you are. Must be the product of our (non)educational system. No real historical perspective beyond your own arc of experience. I guess you never heard of the Cuban missile crisis or that particularly nasty piece of work known as Che Guevara. What “false equivalency”? Why don’t you find a Ukrainian American and tell them that the mass starvation of the 1930’s is a “half truth”. Just be prepared to get punched in the nose.

        Apparently you’re not very good at research either (I’m not surprised). If you had bothered to read any of my disqus log or my own blog you would know that I am anything but an Obama fan.

        You my dear solerso one can have a grasp of history and understand that the Ukrainians have legitimate grievances with their Russian neighbors and an honest desire to be free of Russian hegemony.

        Oh yeah and I’m ashamed that you actually think you know anything.

        • UkraineUnited

          I am an American Ukrainian and i can tell you that your full of shit, everyone in the 30’s starved in the USSR and many people where executed as well, there is nothing special about the way Ukrainians died under Stalin. The Ukrainians the western media chooses to represent are a small minority of neo-facist Benderavtsi, if you so big on research look him up fool. Bandera WAS a fascist.

          • FVS

            Oh bull crap. If the death rate across the entire Soviet Union had matched the death rate in the Ukraine there wouldn’t have been any Soviet Union left.Stalin and his pals committed genocide against the Ukrainians for having dared to try and break away and form their own nation during the Russian civil war. For this came under attack by both the Reds and the Whites. During this period the concept of fascism was but a dream in Mussolini’s mind. I’m not saying there weren’t has conditions all over created by the forced collectivization. However it was only in the Ukraine where the Law of Spikelets were put In place that made it a DEATH PENELTY OFFENCE to glean food from fields that had already been harvested. The people could also be imprisioned for 10 years or even executed for possessing food that had not been distributed by the government. These were the “Laws of the Wheat Ears”. So go stuff you ass covering Kremlin propaganda where I he sun don’t shine. Were there and are there fascists in Ukraine? Yes and they were driven in to the arms of fascism by the depredations of the Holodomor. Unsophisticated and desperate people all to often fall into the trap of thinking “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

          • Seek Truth

            FVS, you are the example of what we call ‘Amorocans’. You are soo brainwashed, it clearly doesn’t matter what truth you stumble upon, you won’t recognize it. Keep waiving that flag, keep thinking that US won WW2.
            UkraineUnited, don’t waste your time. 95% of Americans would rather take a picture of their food and post and comment on such BS, in stead of educating themselves.

          • FVS

            Where do I begin except to say there here we have another classic example of the failed American education system wherein neither reading comprehension or critical thinking play a role. Someone who has been taught what to think not HOW to think, or you are simply an FSB/Kremlin plant. Did you even read what you wrote? You call me “brainwashed” and then advocate that I be banned from commenting. Congratulations!! That is exactly the position I (and many others) have come to expect from neo-imperialist apparatchiks be they Americans or Russians.

            Just where in any of my posts (or on my blog) have I ever endorsed the actions of the central banks, the corrupt CIA or the inept, ignorant and neo-con manipulated Obama State Department? Hummm…. oh that I haven’t. What I did say is that I recognized and understand the historically valid reasons for Ukraine’s desire for self-determination and to be free of Russian hegemony, be it in the form of Tsarists Communists or Putin and his Mafia tactics. Recognizing of the latter is not an endorsement of the former. See logic does work outside the narrow confines of Russian and/or American propaganda.

            And yes my dear RUSSIAN friend the US did win WW II. You quite naturally would have us forget that fully 1/3 of Soviet armor was American made Sherman tanks. Equally nearly a quarter of the Red Air Force were flying American and British made planes. All of the tires and rubber that kept you supply convoys rolling were made in American factories. Tell us if you can how many millions of tons of supplies, munitions and more importantly food did the American people supply to the Red Army? Without these critical supplies The Soviets could very well have lost at Kursk and Orel and the story on the Russian front could very well have been different. Oh and one more thing tell us please how much of these supplies did the Russians actually pay for? Here’s a hint for you; IT WAS LESS THAN 10%!!

            In short you too can take your Putin and putrid propaganda a stick it in your nether regions. So tuck your little tail between your legs and go away. Seems you have some wounds to lick.

          • Garibaldi

            I’m going to join the discussion.

            FVS, you said a lot of truth, but the way you try to turn the facts tells me how full of shit you are.

            I’m Ukrainian who’s an American citizen now; I still have family in Ukraine, Russia, and the US. Grandfathers fought in WW1, and WW2, parents have seen a lot.

            Again, FVS, trying to enforce your biased opinion enriched with half-truths, twisted facts and lies on people who actually THINK and READ rather than watch that piece of crap CNN or majority of other censored US media outlets is not going to be easy.

            There’s a reason why some people still publish articles like this one – not everybody is brainwashed in this great country run by certain idiot Democrats and all Republicans.

            I bid you good evening.

          • fredd

            1/3 of Soviet armor was American made Sherman tanks. Equally nearly a quarter of the Red Air Force were flying American and British made planes. All of the tires and rubber that kept you supply convoys
            rolling were made in American factories
            where did you get those assfacts.
            20.000.000 soviets died fighting the germans
            amerika lost 400.000 in europe and the pacific
            amerika joined after the soviets basically won the war

          • FVS

            You’re still a moron. Of the alleged 30 million dead Soviets not all of them were combat deaths. Additionally the Red army had a reputation for mass attacks where follow on troops were not even armed and were told to pick up the weapons of the dead. They also faced with GRU forces who manned machine guns at the jumping off line and ginned down any who dared retreat.

            The Japs attacked In the Pacific a mere 5 1/2 months after the Nazi Wehrmacht crossed the border, just as the Nazis surrounded Leningrad and reached the outskirts of Moscow. In the south the Red Army was still in headlong flight. Hardly the point of having “won the war”. The battle of Stalingrad was still over a year away. Try learning to read.

          • fredd

            Try learning to read.your self i said 20 not 30.
            The Japs attacked In the Pacific a mere 5 1/2 months after the Nazi Wehrmacht crossed the border, just as the Nazis surrounded Leningrad and reached the outskirts of Moscow. In the south the Red Army was still in headlong flight. Hardly the point of having “won the war”. The battle of Stalingrad was still over a year away
            and how many US soldiers were fighting in europe at that time?
            The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943
            The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943,
            long after the Battle of Stalingrad.
            same for this
            The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy

            the red army faced 200 divisions the US 20.
            this is all the time i want to waste on you
            because i smell the stink of a slave labor troll in a for profit prison working for 1.30$ a day cheapest place for state departments trolls or a brainwashed dumbass

          • FVS

            Hey moron try looking at a map and estimating the lengths of the Western and Eastern fronts. Your ignorance is appalling and not worth any further reply. Non-the less the US contribution on a logistical basis is what won the war not the measure of who had the highest pile of dead bodies.

          • FVS

            So how is life being an FSB flack living in the basement at Lubyanka?

          • FVS

            Oh and who exactly is this we crap? You and your gaggle of FSB trolls in your cubicles at of Lubyanka? And as far as educating myself; I can’t speak for all Americans but I apparently have a better education when it comes the history of Russian imperialism than you do. I’d dare say that’s what produced such a visceral reaction and your complete failure to even attempt to refute an points raised. Big trouble with you Russians is your psyches are imbued with centuries of paranoia and a massive inferiority complex.

          • antievil

            FSH, you live in the past. Stalin is dead for 70 Years. Russia is not trying to suppress Ukraine. You are a Russophobe for sure. I am not Russian, both of my parents were Polish and were born in the U.S. But they did teach me decent morals. I have been to the Ukraine several times and know many, more than decent, people there that just want to be left alone by the corrupt and just plain nasty (evil) and vengeful people now in control in ukraine that are now killing thousands of civilians in the east. It is a shame that there are so many people like you that have such a belligerent attitude. The are all so committed to there cause, like fundamentalists of any religion, that they cannot see another side. I will not respond to you but follow the wisdom of Jesus who said “do not cast your pearls before swine” they will only trample them in the mud. It is a wast of time to argue with a closed mind.

          • FVS

            Why don’t you tell the millions of dead Cambodians how “dead” Stalin is. Tell the thousands of white South Africans who live in fear for their lives every day how “dead” Stalin is. You are a moron and apparently a walking Polish joke. The typical liberal idiot who lives in today and has now concept of the past or the future apparently. Do you think all those former Soviet states declared their independence after the collapse because the loved their Russian occupiers? Oh that’s right you don’t think.

          • Seek truth

            And here’s more proof. You need to be banned from ever making any comments fvs

          • FVS

            “You need to be banned from ever making any comments”, just the response from a fascist moron. Seil heil!!

        • fredd

          the Cuban crisis The USSR placed missiles in Cuba was a reaction to US missiles in Turkey.
          stop spouting your patriotic Bulshit and flaunting your ignorance

          • FVS

            US medium range missles had been in Turkey and West Germany for years and were in fact already considered obsolete. Additionally the George Washington class of SSBM sub’s were being commissioned and made the Turkish systems redundant and obsolete. So are you moron or a liar or both?

    • Learn some more history

      “We interfere with Russia neighbor and they interfere with ours. It’s been going on for a long time.” – what “long time”? What are you talking about? S. c. “Ukraine” always in the past was purely geographical term. “State of Ukraine” exists only since 1991. Twenty(!) years of entire “Ukrainian history”.

      Formerly Ukraine was nothing more than just a borderland for both Poland and Russia (to all english-speaking readers: yes, the term “ukraine” means in both old-polish and old-russian exactly “borderland”! You can check it!).
      You couldn’t “interfere with Russia neighbour” – being NOT any “neighbour” to Russia, but nothing more than part of it (and earlier part of Poland).

      • FVS

        Your ignorance is appalling. You are either the product of a very poor education system or an FSB flack. If you can’t recognize Putin and company as a fascist tyrant in 21st century garb I pity you. Do you think all those former Soviet and Imperial Russian occupied nations all declared their independence because they loved their oppressors? One word for you Holodomor. Look it up nit wit.

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  • Silenceisdeafening

    The most fascinating part to all of the NAZI talk is incredibly deafening, Israel says NOTHING NADA ZIP !
    Why ???????????

    • Bakester

      Israelis vs Jews