The ADL issues statement declaring Ukraine’s Azov Battalion no longer ‘far-right’, by Alexander Rubinstein

Talk about politics triumphing over principle. From Alexander Rubinstein at thegrayzone.com:

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has emailed The Grayzone a defense of the Azov Battalion and refused to condemn the Pentagon for honoring a veteran of the group who sports Nazi-inspired tattoos.

A November 9 email from the Anti-Defamation League to The Grayzone provided a twisted defense of Ukraine’s Azov Battalion. Despite its self-proclaimed “anti-hate” mission, the ADL  insisted in the email it “does not” consider Azov as the “far right group it once was.”

The Azov Battalion is a neo-Nazi unit formally integrated into the US government-backed Ukrainian military. Founded by Andriy Biletsky, who has infamously vowed to “lead the white races of the world in a final crusade…against Semite-led untermenschen,” Azov was once widely condemned by Western corporate media and the human rights industry for its association with Nazism. Then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

In the months that immediately followed, Azov led the Ukrainian military’s defense of Mariupol, the group’s longtime stronghold. As the militia assumed a frontline role in the war against Russia, Western media led a campaign to rebrand Azov as misunderstood freedom fighters while accusing its critics of echoing Kremlin talking points. The New York Times has even referred to the unit as the “celebrated Azov Battalion.”

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2 responses to “The ADL issues statement declaring Ukraine’s Azov Battalion no longer ‘far-right’, by Alexander Rubinstein

  1. Reblogged this on Calculus of Decay and commented:
    The ADL is the most disgusting organization imaginable

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  2. straightforward and believable people, aren’t they?

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