Charges of racism were leveled against my last piece, Jewish Gangsters Responsible for Civil War in Eastern Ukraine. In one case, a woman asked why Christian Gangsters weren’t identified as Christian also, implying that pointing out the fact that the gangster was Jewish was over the top. Another commented, “WHAT A GREAT STEAMING PILE OF RACIST PROPAGANDA SHIT.”
Well, ok. To identify the gangsters as Jewish was a question that I seriously deliberated, because the implication is clear. What does his Jewishness have to do with his gangsterism?
An article that appeared in the Jewish Chronicle March 27, 2014, raises several Jewish voices on the matter. The statements make clear that these are not men who just happen to be Jewish. There has been a very conscious effort by the Jewish community to engage this dispute militarily as Jews with a specific Jewish interest in mind.
Gennadiy Korban, a multimillionaire [$127 million] businessman and deputy head of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine’s second largest city, “this week gathered national commanders to prepare a defensive plan, including how and where military resources should be deployed.” According to Wikipedia, “Gennadiy Korban is a member of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community Board of Trustees, the patron of the Krivoy Rog Jewish community. Korban strongly supports the revival and development of Jewish life in Krivoy Rog. He financed the construction of the kindergarten “Beit Alon Ganey Korban” and a sports complex for children.”
Korban told the Chronicle that Dnepropetyrovsk, home to the country’s largest and most influential Jewish community, would be a prime target for Russia.
The article points out that “members of the 50,000 strong Jewish community in Dnepropetrovsk have been in discussions over whether to form Jewish brigades within the force being organized by Mr. Korban or to sign up to the army individually.
“Dnepropetrovsk Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki said: ‘People are saying we must not let this situation be a replay of the Second World War. Then, Jews thought that the Germans had benign intentions because of their experiences of the First World War. On Simchat Torah in 1941, 11,500 Jews were marched to a park and shot dead.’”
The Chronicle reported that Igor Kolomoisky, the principle involved in making death threats alleged in my previous article, gave $25,million to the Ukrainian army’s southern command to pay for fuel for military vehicles and aircraft.
,Gennadiy Bogolyubov, Kolomoisky’s partner in PrivatBank, the largest bank in Ukraine which, because of its lending power, wields enormous influence in Ukraine’s economic community signed a document “saying that he will personally take up arms against Russia.
“Mr Korban, a major donor to the Ukrainian Jewish community, said he had little confidence that Ukraine would receive any external military assistance and stressed the need for all citizens to unite.
“’We are ready to fight. I invited all the heads of the military and emergency forces to join me to prepare a plan in case of invasion.’”
In my previous article, I pointed out also that Kolomoisky had committed his own paramilitary forces to the struggle. In addition to a force being organized by Mr. Korban, the Chronicle implies that NATO forces are working closely with the heads of military command in Ukraine, which Korban oversees, so it’s clear that not just Jews but the Jewish community itself are running practically the entire military operation against Eastern Ukraine. They are strategically in charge of it, they are financing it, committing their own troops to it, and engaging in acts of terrorism against innocent civilians.