Biden has made deploring neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville the center of his campaign, but the Obama-Biden Administration made US military aid to the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion a key point of their policy in Ukraine. When congress recognized this support of racist extremists they pass an amendment from Congressman John Conyers to ban such funding in 2015. The Obama-Biden Administration lobbied and got the restrictions removed in January 2016:
It is clear that they did quickly provide military aid to the Azov Battalion; here is a military parade of the Azov Battalion in Ukraine from July 2016. The uniforms and equipment appear to be of US origin:
Here is a video of the battalion marching with torches through Kharkov in eastern Ukraine in December 2016 that look very similar to the neo-Nazi marches in Charlottesville a few months later.
The banner that they are carrying says “Peace after Victory” in Ukrainian; their jackets say “Eastern Corps”.
Here is another similar video from Kyiv that included the Azov Brigade along with other marchers lit by torches.
The similarities with the Charlottesville torch march are probably not a coincidence; court papers show that the Azov Battalion was responsible for training US white supremacists that attended the Charlottesville events.
Here is the court document:
Biden was a leading envoy for the Obama Administration to Ukraine; he clearly was aware of and at least tacitly supported funding the Azov Battalion and similar groups. He claims that seeing neo-Nazis with torches in Charlottesville a life-changing event that is the basis of his campaign, but I have found zero evidence that he has every renounced his involvement with funding the Azov Battalion and similar groups in Ukraine. Nor has he acknowledged the same groups that the Obama-Biden administration supported were also involved with the events in Charlottesville.
Does Biden need to renounce his support for neo-Nazis?
Or are neo-Nazis and similar groups “fine people” so long as they help US interests overseas and further political objectives of Democrats?
Yes, a good working assumption is that Democrats accuse Trump of things that they have already done big time.
They accused Trump of colluding with Russia based on the MI6 Steele Dossier that contained disinformation from Russian sources. Colluding with Russia to accuse Trump of collusion. They are amazing brazen.
The US funded Islamic extremists to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, but then they turned and attacked the US at 9-11.
Obama-Biden Administration pushed funding for neo-Nazis in Ukraine, but the Ukrainians have been training and inspiring extremists in the US and other countries outside of Ukraine. Actions have consequences.
Does Biden need to admit his responsibility for inspiring the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville though support of neo-Nazis in Ukraine?
So you are fine with Obama and Biden funding neo-Nazi militias?
This looks like a win-win for Democrats. First they reaped the benefits of furthering their foreign policy in Ukraine. Later they accuse their political opponents for being responsible for actions of neo-Nazis in the US that were inspired and supported by Ukrainian neo-Nazis.
Democrats get all the benefits and then blame others for all the problems.