John "Invade the World, Invite the World" McCain is one of the loudest supporters of the anti-Russian, pro-EU forces in Ukraine, who are in armed rebellion against the legitimate (if bumbling and corrupt), government of Viktor Yanukovych. One of the leaders of this uprising, concentrated in Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan) is Oleh Tyahnybok, a former urologist who espouses a melange of ugly Western Ukrainian (Galician) nationalism with distinctly Nazi overtones. McCain broke bread with Tyahnybok during his visit to the Ukraine, and according to some reports, even embraced the rabid nationalist.
Previously an active member of Ukraine's Social-National Party, which had as its emblem a distinctly Nazi rune, Tyahnybok is now the fuhrer of the Svoboda ("Freedom") party. Let the words of McCain's new buddy and his parteigenosse speak for themselves:
"They were not afraid and we should not be afraid. They put their machine guns around their necks and went into the woods, and fought against the moskali (derogatory Ukrainian term for Russians, loosely translated as "Muscovites"), Germans, kikes and other vermin who wanted to take away our Ukrainian state ... [You are the ones] that the Muscovite-Kike mafia that rules Ukraine fears most" - spoken by Oleg Tyahnybok to supporters during a ceremony commemorating on of the leaders of the UPA, a Ukrainian insurgent group, which murdered hundreds of thousands of Poles and Jews during WWII.
"What the Muscovites know very well to do is to lie and steal, steal and lie, lie and steal"; "The organization that calls itself the Moscow Patriarchate [The Russian Orthodox Church], has nothing to do with Christianity" - Iryna Farion, representative of Svoboda in the Ukrainian parliament, and docent of the Ukrainian Language Department at Lviv Polytechnic National University.
"She's not a Ukrainian, but a kike by descent" - Igor Miroshnichenko, Svoboda representative in Ukrainian parliament on American actress Mila Kunis, who was born to a Jewish family in Ukraine.
These are the voices of the "pro-democracy" demonstrators who the Eurocrats and their American allies support so vociferously. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland (her family name was originally Nudelman) even gave out food to them when she visited Kiev. The granddaughter of Jewish immigrants handing out cookies to neo-Nazis - what a world!
Eugene Girin is a New York-based attorney and commentator.