The mainstream media taboo on reporting anything at all about the neo-fascist elements within the Poroshenko government and the Ukrainian military is crumbling.
While a multitude of international news services have been featuring one story after another about the insidious influence of the neo-nazis on developments in Ukraine over the past year, the topic has been entirely off the radar in Canada. Instead, we get dozens of laudatory press releases from John Baird trumpeting the blossoming of "democracy." How a democracy can be said to blossom when it begins with the overthrow of a democratically elected government is a question neither asked nor answered, thanks to the influence of the Ukrainian lobby in Ottawa, and the eagerness of the Harper gang to court a substantial sub-group of voters.
But that seems to be changing. The National Post, the most right-leaning pro-Harper news organ in the land, has on view a story available months ago at BBC, die Welt, or Agence France-Presse. Canadian readers will no doubt be aghast that the Poroshenko regime is riddled with neo-nazis, anti-Semites, and white supremacists...
Which makes the decision to gift Poroshenko the honour of addressing a joint sitting of the Senate and House of Commons this past week all the more questionable.