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They could have taken the honourable path.
Stanford. One of the most prestigious universities in the US. And in the world. Not Ivy League but close. Richard Nixon studied there. But it's still a good place. Scott Forstall talked there after he'd finished his iPhone project. The iPhone itself can be shite, but the way Scott organised the project was a lesson in management. Stanford is part of the 'brain trust' that Steve Jobs used to hold in awe. Think what you want about the departed Steve, but he's right about that.
So to then find out about this:
There are no words. Of course we've witnessed act of insanity after act of insanity these past few years, especially in the US. But seriously. Really. What is going on anyway?
'It would appear that in its maniacal drive to tarnish and cancel Russia, the US is prepared to glorify Nazism.'
Well yes, and that's the point.
This is preaching to the choir at this point, but to recap quickly and put everything in perspective:
The end of World War Two, with tens of millions of lives lost on all sides, with the Russians alone suffering losses in the range 27-30 million, whereof 11 million were soldiers, saw the beginning of the Nuremberg (Nürnberg) trials (or 'purges'). The trials - there were more than one - had the aim of eradicating Nazi thinking for once and for all.
But not everyone felt that way. Far beyond Operation Paperclip, which was the US effort to smuggle Nazis out of Germany before the other 'Allies' knew what was going on, was only the beginning.
The OSS (later called the CIA) of Allen Dulles sent a memorandum to the Truman White House instructing them to 'skip over' the most heinous Nazis of all - the ones festering in the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, along with Poland, and especially that egregious patch of terra known as Galicia, today part Poland and part Ukraine.
Dulles wanted the most infamous members of Himmler's Waffen-SS spared. He got his way.
From 1945 until 1990, the United States State Department, headquartered today in the Truman Building in the swamp, funded Nazi NGOs in the above area. Financing was continued later by Hillary Clinton team member Victoria Nuland, infamous today for engineering the 2014 Maidan coup and overseeing the dozens of bioweapons labs sprinkled about eastern Europe.
Of course, as we all should know today, Nuland's ambitions came to fruition in February 2014, and suddenly the 'worst of the worst', not a 'neo-Nazi' but a genuine Nazi government founded by the very families that had fought for Germany in the second world war, had taken root in Europe once again.
Dmitry Yarosh, often photographed with fools like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, headed the feared Right Sector. It was he who was to later tell Zelensky what would happen if he stepped out of line - he'd find himself hanging from a lamppost in downtown Kiev.
The Azov Battalion was formed from the Right Sector. The documentation of their sadistic brutality is on record today, and tribunals are underway in Russia to clean up yet another sordid chapter in history, a chapter that, were it not for Allen Dulles, would have been closed back in the 1940s with the Nuremberg purges.
The United States has this insane idea to always be #1. No matter what. The United States has never been a particularly pacific nation or culture, but it was World War Two which propelled them to the world stage. Their means of production helped equip the allied effort against the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Suddenly Britain no longer ruled the waves. Suddenly the United States was #1. And their detonation of two nuclear bombs, over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, proved it. Close to half a million lives were destroyed in a matter of days. For the benefit of a foe that had already been defeated, whose emperor had four times beseeched Truman to help him end the bloody conflict. (Truman of course ignored those pleas - Oppenheimer was only then putting the finishing touches on his 'toy'.)
So culture, trade, commerce, and wealth shifted for the first time in human history from the great supercontinent of Eurasia to the North Atlantic.
But the pendulum was swinging back. And Zbigniew Brzezinski (‘Z-Big’) knew it. And he wrote about it. In his 'Grand Chessboard' published in 1997.
Z-Big's idea, based on the otherwise inevitable shift back to Eurasia which he correctly predicted, was to forestall this shift and the worst of its consequences. Russia was a self-sufficient country, and China was poised to become a powerhouse, and if those two peoples ever got along... Curtains for any ambitions of a North Atlantic (United States) empire.
The way to stop Russia and China from sleeping together was to keep distracting, keep prodding, the Russian bear. Keep poking with - Ukraine. Who knows why Dulles was so fond of Nazi atrocities, and why those scum of the earth were coddled for 45+ years, but there they were, and now they could be put to good use, thought Z-Big.
Z-Big's book is now something of a 'Foreign Policy 101' handbook for freshmen at the US State Department. Along with the 2019 report from RAND of course. The level of intrigue, of bloodshed, that these maniacs deal in is absolutely staggering.
And yet this is precisely what the US is up to today. Obsessed with not relinquishing that status as '#1' and not accepting the emerging multipolar new world is what this is all about.
Russia and their allies roundly defeated Azov in the drawn-out siege of the Azovstal steelworks. As always, Russia kept on the kid gloves and waited the bastards out. They finally surrendered, yes, but their ilk and their ideology has now gone over to the United States, one of the countries purportedly behind their defeat back in 1945. Ukrainian Nazis basically took over Canada, with few people noticing. A comprehensive list of their atrocities is something an organisation on the level of Simon Wiesenthal's could be more capable of assembling, but suffice it to say that they represent some of the ugliest things that have ever befallen our species.
Yes, we already know that Adam Schiff, of all people, already invited these Nazis to the US. But that's Adam Schiff - he'll be dealt with later in due judicial process, one way or another. Yet - Stanford? Have people no shame? Do the people of that university know what they are guilty of? Do the good people of the United States have any clue what's going on?
'On October 1, the university hosted several Azov representatives, including two former POWs recently released by Russia, according to images posted on social media and media reports. Michael McFaul, the former US ambassador to Russia and a vocal critic of Moscow, was also in attendance.'
[Michael McFaul was active in Kiev at the time of the Maidan coup. He's universally hated, and for good reason.]
‘The Stanford Daily, the university's student-run newspaper, claimed that Azov's far-right connections were 'historic' and based on online allegations. It also repeated claims by one of the guests, co-founder Giorgi Kuparashvili, that the group's insignia is not derived from the Nazi Wolfsangel symbol but rather spells 'N' and 'I' for 'national idea'.’
The editors of The Stanford Daily are presumed to be students at that university. To make such incredible claims is incomprehensible and inexcusable. And that bullshit story by Kuparashvili - who could be expected to believe that except idiots in North America? Because Ukrainian Nazis make symbols based on the English language?
The Ukrainian word for 'national' is 'національний' - that's the equivalent of an 'H', not an 'N', at the beginning, as anyone familiar with Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express would tell you. A Ukrainian Nazi sold a bullshit story to Stanford students - and they bought it? They also bought all the other pathetic dismissals of the deluge of reports on Nazi atrocities for the past nine years? Are they really that stupid? Kuparashvili and the Bandera Nazis evidently think so. And they seem to be right.
But more, much much more, than that is the sense of dignity, of morality, of ethics that we as a species need to keep in order to survive. The second world war was an incredibly hellish experience, an experience no one on this planet wants to go through ever again. Except there are some elements - some really bad elements - who have never accepted defeat, who do not want to be bound by the legacy of Nuremberg.
The world settled the second world war back in 1945. The world is not going to go through that all over again. What the administration of Joseph Biden is putting this planet through is beyond atrocious, beyond a war crime classification, or a 'crime against humanity' classification. It's the single most evil act ever perpetrated, period.
And to see the Stanford troglodytes step into line and goose-step along with this atrocity is unconscionable.
‘The appearance at one of the most prestigious schools was just one of many stops of the group's members in the US lately. A description of one of the previous events held in New Jersey said the organizers wanted to 'dispel the Russian agitprop that the Azov regiment is Nazi' and raise funds for them. The term 'neo-Nazi' was previously applied to the Ukrainian group by major Western news outlets, such as the New York Times.’
The United States could have taken the honourable path like Great Britain after World War Two. But no. They're new to the empire game and they don't want to give it up. Now a bunch of pranksters are making fools of them on the world stage. They'll never live it down.