Under the guise of “anti-terrorism”, forces loyal to the gang in Kiev have launched an all out assault in East Ukraine. Part of the assault included trying to burn their political opponents alive in the city of Odessa where approximately 38 people died when a trade union building was lit on fire that contained pro-Russian protesters.
The massacre increases the possibility of a Russian intervention as images of the slaughter poured out. Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for the massacre claiming through a spokesman “Kiev and its Western sponsors are practically provoking the bloodshed and bear direct responsibility for it.”
The US government celebrated the attacks in East Ukraine claiming they were steps to “restore order.”
Fact that #Ukraine has taken steps to try to restore order and take back territory from separatists is what any nation would do.
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) May 2, 2014
Even the New York Times, who has taken a very pro-Washington line on the conflict, has had to acknowledge that many of the forces loyal to Kiev are neo-fascists including those who perpetrated the massacre in Odessa.
The conflict is hardening hearts on both sides. As the building burned, Ukrainian activists sang the Ukrainian national anthem, witnesses on both sides said. They also hurled a new taunt: “Colorado” for the Colorado potato beetle, striped red and black like the pro-Russian ribbons. Those outside chanted “burn Colorado, burn,” witnesses said. Swastikalike symbols were spray painted on the building, along with graffiti reading “Galician SS,” though it was unclear when it had appeared, or who had painted it.
The Galician SS were recently honored by Ukraine nationalists.
Today marks another assault by Kiev forces in East Ukraine. This time in the city of Slovyansk where unlike Odessa forces from Kiev are fighting an armed militia.
Regardless of the outcome of this “anti-terrorist” operation, questions remained as to how the election that is scheduled to take place in 20 days can really be achieved and whether it will mean anything.(Amateur video of Odessa Massacre)