America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

Eric Zuesse

Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to honor Ukraine’s own racist fascists, that nation’s ideological nazis, whom the U.S. had used in February 2014 for overthrowing Ukraine’s neutralist democratically elected President. This was not our U.N. Ambassador’s first foray into international nazi political pandering.

On 21 November 2014, Samantha Power, America’s U.N. Ambassador, had, in fact, been one of only three out of the 173 nations at the U.N., who voted against a resolution that condemned nazism and all forms of state-sponsored bigotry, and that specifically condemned Holocaust-denial; and she gave as the reason, that the resolution offended the government of Ukraine; but Ukraine wasn’t even mentioned in it. Canada voted against it because the United States did; and the United States voted against it because Ukraine did. Both Canada and U.S. were thus supposedly copying Ukraine. 

Ukraine happens to be the world’s only country that has two nazi, or racist-fascist, political parties. One of them, Svoboda meaning “Freedom,” had originally been named the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine (inverting Hitler’s National Socialist Party of Germany), until the CIA advised them to change that to “Svoboda” so that the U.S. public (who take pride in “freedom”) could accept them. The other, Right Sector, provided the storm-troopers who carried out the extremely violent February 2014 overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovych, while the “Maidan” demonstrations against him had been organized by one of the two co-founders of Svoboda, Andrei Parubiy, who was even called the “Commandant of Maidan.” Obama relied upon Parubiy to succeed. Parubiy did; and his chief assistant, Dmitriy Yarosh was the head of Ukraine’s other nazi party, and had trained the storm-troopers. Parubiy and Yarosh were a perfect team. It was a skillful Obama job.

The current Ukrainian government came to power with Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department making the key appointments both during those ‘democracy’ demonstrations and then finally in determining who would lead the new government. (The founder of the ‘private CIA’ firm, Stratfor, called it “the most blatant coup in history.”) And, then, this new Ukrainian government commenced an ethnic cleansing campaign against the residents of its Donbass region, which had voted more than 90% for the Ukrainian President whom Obama overthrew. If Donbass’s voters survive within Ukraine, then Obama’s government won’t stand a chance of staying in power in future elections. So, these people have to be gotten rid of. Obama needed nazis in order to stand even a chance of getting rid of the people in Donbass. He needed the nazis first in order to win power in Ukraine, and then in order to be able to hold it (via that ethnic cleansing). Andrei Parubiy became the head of Ukraine’s ‘Anti Terrorist Operation’ (ATO) to exterminate (and/or drive out) the residents in Donbass; and Dmitriy Yarosh became the provisioner of the storm troops who supplied the terror within the now-rump Ukraine, such as by means of the burning-alive of regime-opponents inside the Odessa Trade Unions Building on 2 May 2014.

Our U.N. Ambassador, Ms. Power, recently visited the scene of this overthrow, in Kiev, and she presented there “Remarks at the October Palace,” on 11 June 2015. Her first big applause-line to the assembled hyper-nationalists was: “As one of the great rallying cries of the Maidan put it: Ukraina po-nad u-se! Ukraine above all else! [Applause.]” That phrase resonates deeply among Hitler-admirers in Ukraine’s population. (There aren’t many of them, but they’re America’s most devoted supporters in Ukraine, who associate America with hatred of Russia.)

Here is a video of that phrase (“Ukraine above all!”) being used frequently by Ukraine’s nazis — their “Ukraine über alles!” As they make clear by their accompanying phrase, “Russians on knives!” their craving to kill Russians, just as much as Hitler’s nazis — the original ones — craved to kill Jews. But instead of Hitler’s promise to hang all Jews from lamp-posts, Ukraine’s nazis crave especially to stab Russians to death. Right Sector rallies often combine that “Russians on knives!” with the Ukrainian version of “Heil! Heil! Heil!,” and “Death to enemies!” Various nazi insignia, sometimes even the swastika, festoon their clothing and the flags they proudly carry. Here is a good history of Right Sector. It even documents their collaboration with Hitler’s forces in mass-murdering Jews and Poles. But this was prior to recent decades, when the CIA demanded they tone that rhetoric down — express their hatred against only Russians. However, in private, both Svoboda and Right Sector make clear that they intend to get rid of Jews and Poles after Russia is conquered. So: for the time being, they toe America’s line. It’s the only way they can have a chance to achieve their hoped-for victory against Russia, because each of the two nazi parties wins only about 3 to 4 percent of the votes — even residents in the most conservative northwestern parts of Ukraine aren’t nearly as far to the right as what Obama’s Administration wishes they were.

Samantha Power said in Ukraine:

Let me begin with what we know brought people out to the Maidan in the first place.

We’ve all heard a good number of myths about this. One told by the Yanukovych government and its Russian backers at the time was that the Maidan protesters were pawns of the West, and did not speak for the “real” Ukraine. A more nefarious myth peddled by Moscow after Yanukovych’s fall was that Euromaidan had been engineered by Western capitals in order to topple a democratically-elected government.

The facts tell a different story. As you remember well, then-President Yanukovych abandoned Kyiv of his own accord, only hours after signing an agreement with opposition leaders that would have led to early elections and democratic reforms. And it was only after Yanukovych fled the capital that 328 of the 447 members of the democratically-elected Rada voted to strip him of his powers – including 36 of the 38 members of his own party in parliament at the time. Yanukovych then vanished for several days, only to eventually reappear – little surprise – in Russia.

As is often the case, these myths reveal more about the myth makers than they do about the truth. Moscow’s fable was designed to airbrush the Ukrainian people – and their genuine aspirations and demands – out of the Maidan, by claiming the movement was fueled by outsiders.

She was feeding the anti-Russian hatred that helped (besides U.S. payments) to fuel the shock-troops for the coup and that continue to fuel the ethnic-cleansing campaign against the residents in Donbass.

Her words mean nothing, but the evidence means everything, and it’s all here. She can’t be ignorant of those things. She simply ignores them. After all: how could she even conceivably counter such solid evidence? It’s much easier for her simply to lie.

Barack Obama is the first U.S. President ever to install, in any country, an outright racist-fascist, or nazi, regime. His friend Ms. Powers is merely part of that operation. She is a scholar of genocide whose cumbersomely written 2002 book about that subject, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, won the 2003 Non-Fiction Pulitzer Prize. And, of course, Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

The reason is clear how the United States came to have one of only three nazi or pro-nazi governments in the world: the United States Government wants to destroy Russia; and the strong nazi contingent in next-door Ukraine are eager to help; so, they’re used.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity, and of  Feudalism, Fascism, Libertarianism and Economics.

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  • gamesjon

    Didn’t the U.S. support and back neo-nazi regimes in South and/or Central America, or were those merely fascist regimes?

    • cettel

      That’s an excellent question, and I’m happy that it has finally been raised.

      The racism that was associated with the death-squads was not in U.S. policy but in the locals that the U.S. hired and helped in order to prevent another Castro regime from emerging and posing yet another potential threat that might emerge alongside of and supporting Castro and the Soviet Union. This was America’s “backyard,” even if not as much as Ukraine is Russia’s — it still did exist within the context of an ideological contest between capitalism and communism, such that a purely imperialistic explanation wasn’t the only rational one. Furthermore, there were no public expressions by American presidents during those times that were racist against Latin American Indian populations such as Obama has expressed against “Russian aggression.” Obama is feeding into a pre-existing anti-Russian bigotry in the U.S., whereas the U.A. Presidents during that time condemned only “communists.” Furthermore, there was no Hitler-worship that was widespread among the death-squads, no display of the wolfsangel and the swastika, so no blatant reversal of America’s WW II warring against both fascism in general and nazism in particular.

      For these reasons, the answer is no.

      This does not deny that American society was even more racist then than it is today; but my article here is not at all about any sort of racism in American society; it is about Obama’s using Ukrainian nazis in order to achieve ‘America’s’ objective, which is actually instead the objective of America’s aristocracy. In fact, there is no resistance, that I am aware of, to Obama’s anti-Russian objective amongst America’s aristocrats. It’s not just the active participation by people such as George Soros and Pierre Omidyar; it’s the acceptance of the American government’s turn toward anti-Russian nazism, on the part of virtually, if not entirely, the whole U.S. aristocracy.

      And I am not saying that Obama necessarily shares the hatred that his Ukrainian stooges have against Russians. Maybe he is just doing his job for his sponsors. However, I do think that at least George Soros is an anti-Russian bigot. I used to think that he was just an anti-communist; but, after the collapse of communism, he still insists upon destroying Russia. Maybe Obama is like that too, but he might simply be an agent for those people, and the rest of the aristocracy just don’t care, one way or the other.

      So, when you ask about U.S. nazism, it’s not really about U.S. nazism. One must always distinguish clearly between the aristocracy and the public. I’m not writing, here, about the public. Unlike analyses I do of polling data, this is specifically about the aristocracy.

      • gamesjon

        But in South/Central America from what I know (which I admit isn’t on the level of experts exactly, but it isn’t insignificant) you say, “Furthermore, there was no Hitler-worship that was widespread among the
        death-squads, no display of the wolfsangel and the swastika, so no
        blatant reversal of America’s WW II warring against both fascism in
        general and nazism in particular.” We actually smuggled many Nazi war criminals from Europe to these countries with the help of others, like the Vatican. I think the most famous case was of Klaus Barbie, the butcher of Lyon.

        As you point out most of these atrocious acts are not what the American public condone and in instances they do are done only after major propaganda campaigns to convince people that they are doing the right thing. Now, having said that, I think it is important to point out that the elite in both business and government in America never opposed fascism or nazism. We didn’t go to war against Hitler, we went to war against Japan because they tried to take over areas of Asia we relied on for their resources so we took steps that provoked them into attacking us justifying our response. Hitler declared war on us, our government was supporting him up until at least 1937 as, “a moderate standing between the extremes of right and left,” and many major corporations worked with and supported him throughout the war. Many wealthy businessmen even tried to instigate a military coup here in America to implement fascism.

        I think even this case is like the prior examples you mention where it isn’t really about what the people the government supports believe so much as it is what the government wants and the fact those people want that same thing. Outside of those shared goals whatever else those people believe is more or less irrelevant and does not concern those in government. Which is why they can simultaneously have a declared “War on Terrorism” against groups while also supporting those groups when they begin fighting Assad’s regime in Syria.

        • cettel

          That’s off-topic. Assuming that your initial comment here did relate to my article, it was questioning this:
          “Barack Obama is the first U.S. President ever to install, in any country, an outright racist-fascist, or nazi, regime.”
          That’s the topic — unless your initial comment was off-topic.

          • gamesjon

            You said, “Furthermore, there was no Hitler-worship that was widespread among the
            death-squads, no display of the wolfsangel and the swastika, so no
            blatant reversal of America’s WW II warring against both fascism in
            general and nazism in particular.” So I was trying to point out that some of the South American people America backed were actual Nazi’s and that we never had an issue against fascism nor nazism (well once again the government, not the people).

          • cettel

            So, you are objecting to a different assertion. Good now to know what you were objecting to. But I still think that your objection is off-topic, because I am still not aware of display of the wolfsangel or swastika, or similar signs, among the death-squads that the U.S. hired in Latin America.

            I think that your intended point was that the U.S. Government has accepted some very racist and murderous things in client-countries. No reasonable person would contest that. However, Obama is still the first-ever U.S. President to install a racist-fascist, clearly nazi, leadership, anywhere. He is, in this important sense, America’s first outright nazi President — one who spreads nazism. He doesn’t do it because he is himself a nazi; he does it because America’s aristocracy want to control Russia, and because Obama takes as his own the priorities of America’s aristocracy. He is their gifted servant. The Presidency is part of his personal business-plan, and he will probably be paid proportionately well by his masters, in his retirement. Such is now American ‘democracy.’

          • gamesjon

            OK, so I tried to find the facts that led me to make my statement in the first place, and you are right. From what I can find this is the first outright nazi regime the U.S. government has supported, I apologize for my mistake.

            Though I think where I was mixing memories was in the thousands of nazi’s that we helped escape capture in WWII and the many nazi’s that are known to have been hired by the U.S. towards the end of the war. Some of them were like Reinhard Gehlen ended up in U.S. allied governments with important positions, some like Klaus Barbie were said to be involved in coup d’etats in South America, and still some others had cozy relationships with Central & South American dictators we helped instal, like Paul Schäfer, though the details of exactly how close these relationships were has not been mentioned.

            Though for whatever it may be worth I did come across this interesting article about how U.S. support of the nazi’s in Ukraine have went back decades.

  • kimyo

    She can’t be ignorant of those things. She simply ignores them. After all: how could she even conceivably counter such solid evidence?

    apply these words to elizabeth warren instead. her silence makes her complicit. the same applies to bernie sanders. they can no longer plead innocent. they cannot say ‘oops, we missed that’. they stand down, silent, while we provide nazis with arms, used in genocide against civilians.

    U.S. House Admits Nazi Role in Ukraine

    Yet, on June 10, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act – from Reps. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, and Ted Yoho, R-Florida – that would block U.S. training of the Azov battalion and would prevent transfer of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to fighters in Iraq and Ukraine.

    “I am grateful that the House of Representatives unanimously passed my amendments last night to ensure that our military does not train members of the repulsive neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, along with my measures to keep the dangerous and easily trafficked MANPADs out of these unstable
    regions,” said Conyers on Thursday.

    warren and sanders can not plead ignorance on this. their silence damns them.

  • On a side note: June 20, 2015 Directed against Russian Cities, Pentagon Considers Deploying Nuclear Missiles to Europe

    On June 4 a portion of a report by Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was declassified, in which he claims that Washington is considering deploying cruise missiles with nuclear warheads in Europe as a response to Russia’s alleged “violations” of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, which the United States and Soviet Union became party to back in 1987.