Perspective on Ukraine - Oliver Stone The untold history of the United States ep04

For an interesting perspective on Ukraine, revisit Chapter 4 of “Untold History,” where we dealt with the nightingale stay-behind armies in Ukraine, which were an early CIA operation in 1947/8 under the direction of James Forrestal, Defense Secretary.

They caused unbelievable mayhem -- and remember that ‘nightingale’ was the last word Forrestal wrote out in his diary, copying out the chorus from “Ajax,” before he committed suicide. Very timely. All of these events today are rooted in history.

 While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States.

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