German TV Shows Nazi Symbols on Helmets of Ukraine Soldiers

September 09, 2014 (Source:

Germans were confronted with images of their country’s dark past on Monday night, when German public broadcaster ZDF showed video of Ukrainian soldiers with Nazi symbols on their helmets in its evening newscast. In a report on the fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, Moscow correspondent Bernhard Lichte used pictures of a soldier wearing a combat helmet with the “SS runes” of Hitler’s infamous black-uniformed elite corps. A second soldier was seen with a swastika on his gear. “Volunteer battalions from nearly every political spectrum are reinforcing the government side,” the ZDF correspondent said in his report.

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Opinion NFTU: We here remember only a few short years ago, that everyone was supporting the Syrian rebels. There was no question that the Assad regime was a dictatorship, and as a typical Middle-Eastern dictatorship, was more than capable of its fair share of atrocity and horror. But, in the rush to support the “Free Syrian Army” and despite warnings from many marginalized voices in the ‘alternative media’ (not to mention foreign press), that the Syrian rebels were by and large Sunni Islamist, this was all ignored. Military support (in the form of weapons shipments, etc) was arranged covertly, then overtly, by the Western powers.  Saudi Arabia was encouraged to help. Of course, all of that turned into ISIS.

Are we to suppose all these former Reagan officials, like Stockman, Roberts, etc, and more, are just anti-American?  If you are against helping the Ukrainian nationalists, and just prefer the US and Western powers not to interfere, then you are ‘pro-Putin’ and his pawn. I suppose once we see Ukrainian nationalist units conducting mass executions of ‘ethnic Russians’ (whatever that is), that will just be excused as some bad apples. Then after a year or two of it, people will say, “Well, we just didn’t know.” The only difference is that this is about 1000x more dangerous of a situation to involve yourselves in; it could easily turn into something like a nuclear war.

Now, perhaps, we are confronted with something very similar in the making.  Does that make Russia’s government good and wonderful, and the best in the world? No. But, it does not mean the plans of the Western powers for Ukraine (and who and what they are willing to support to get these plans effected) are good also. Having known Assyrians (one of which became True Orthodox under a fellow priest of mine), who fled Iraq, in the aftermath of the “Liberation”, this is a lesson that was learned. Of all the horror stories and evils told about Saddam and the dictatorial Ba’ath party, etc, nothing was compared to what would happen after he was gone.  So, would that logically mean we had to support everything that the Socialist Ba’ath party did to say it was wrong to engage in the ill-fate Invasion in 2003?  Certainly not.

But, do all of us have such sufficient foreknowledge and information to say that the US government and Western powers should be actively involved in fostering the current Ukrainian ‘nationalist’ government? Ukrainian nationalists that are open about ‘expansion of the White Race’?  Just because we dislike Putin’s Russia are we willing to side with Nazis? It certainly seems the NGOs and Anglo-American power bloc is. Russia is absolutely NOT a True Orthodox nation; but, would a True Orthodox Russia, that is, a traditional Tsarist restoration government, have any different reaction to ‘Ukrainian nationalism’ and attempts to take away Black Sea Ports, and actions by Western globalists to install weapons systems right next to it that would effectively curtail any possible military retaliatory response?  In fact, if Russia was True Orthodox, the secularist West would have far more hatred and antagonism, especially under an Orthodox tsar,  against it, than anything we have yet to see directed against Putinism and the post-Soviet powers.