Are Progressive Caucus Leaders Pushing Toward War?
The entire 11-member leadership of the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus1 has voted in favor of a House resolution2 that calls for isolation of Russia, urges the shipment of military weapons to the Ukrainian government, and encourages the United States and NATO to step up preparations for military confrontation with Russia.3
Missing from the Congressional resolution is the background of NATO expansion eastward to Russia's border in violation of the promise the United States made to Russia in 1989,4 as well as the U.S. support for a coup government in Ukraine and the attacks of that government's militias on ethnic Russians.
H. Res 758 denounces Russia for purchasing weapons, arming dictatorships, and allegedly invading sovereign nations -- all actions in which the United States routinely engages.
The resolution calls on President Obama "to provide the Government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training," and demands that NATO prepare for war in defense of Ukraine as a NATO member. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but NATO is pushing hard for its inclusion.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Please add your comment if ...|
|7199||Tue Jan 06 21:09:41 EST 2015||F. Jay Pocius||Westbrook, CT|
|7198||Tue Jan 06 21:09:36 EST 2015||Mark Bye||Schofield, WI|
|7197||Tue Jan 06 21:09:34 EST 2015||Henry Coleman||Williamsburg , VA|
|7196||Tue Jan 06 21:09:29 EST 2015||Robert Goetz||Wilkinsburg, PA|
|7195||Tue Jan 06 21:09:14 EST 2015||kate dyson||Kelowna, BC||just stay out of Russia's back yard...|
|7194||Tue Jan 06 21:09:12 EST 2015||Gayle Janzen||Seattle, WA||Wow, a war with Russia! Sounds like something the repubiCONs would be supporting, not the Democratic Progressive Caucus. And how exactly do you think a war with Russia would end since both countries have More....|
|7193||Tue Jan 06 21:09:05 EST 2015||Norm Cegelnik||Selma, OR|
|7192||Tue Jan 06 21:08:58 EST 2015||Raelyn Michaelson||Seatac , WA|
|7191||Tue Jan 06 21:08:57 EST 2015||pam angelakos||chicago, IL|
|7190||Tue Jan 06 21:08:56 EST 2015||Anonymous||city, FL|
|7189||Tue Jan 06 21:08:50 EST 2015||Thomas Boyle||Wheat Ridge, CO||Y'all know better. Shame on you for reacting like an hysterical neocon.|
|7188||Tue Jan 06 21:08:45 EST 2015||Mason Amin||Fair Oaks, CA||We need to strengthen our country from inside and not waste the resources on wars which create more hostility and hatred throughout the world.|
|7187||Tue Jan 06 21:08:36 EST 2015||Robert Tuminski||Langhorne, PA|
|7186||Tue Jan 06 21:08:26 EST 2015||John Rankin||Reeders, PA||We won the Cold War. It took about 50 years. We did it through Mutually Assured Destruction. Scale back on weapons of war, and you will have a scaled back war. Eliminate the weapons, and you eliminate More....|
|7185||Tue Jan 06 21:08:16 EST 2015||Joseph Dadgari||Los Angeles, CA|
|7184||Tue Jan 06 21:08:14 EST 2015||Margaret Wainwright||Chapel Hill, NC|
|7183||Tue Jan 06 21:08:11 EST 2015||Joseph Klein||Benicia, CA|
|7182||Tue Jan 06 21:08:09 EST 2015||Jeff Bloomfield||El Cerrito, CA|
|7181||Tue Jan 06 21:08:08 EST 2015||Steve Cohan||Mount Vernon , WA|
|7180||Tue Jan 06 21:07:35 EST 2015||DARRYL KOVAR||DAMON, TX|
|7179||Tue Jan 06 21:07:33 EST 2015||Margaret Merino||San Diego, CA|
|7178||Tue Jan 06 21:07:17 EST 2015||Steve Vetter||Boise, ID||The Ukraine/Crimea/Russia conflict is a conflict created by the US State Dept. with the help of the media. It's the biggest easily diagnosed hoax ever perpetrated on the American public. Putin is not the More....|
|7177||Tue Jan 06 21:07:00 EST 2015||Ali Moshrefi||Hayward, CA|
|7176||Tue Jan 06 21:06:56 EST 2015||F Olson||North Platte, NE|
|7175||Tue Jan 06 21:06:55 EST 2015||Anonymous||Eugene, OR|