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.

We reject House Resolution 758's step toward war, and encourage Congress members to base their policy toward Russia on facts and diplomacy.
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7224 Tue Jan 06 21:14:14 EST 2015 Anonymous South Egremont, MA
7223 Tue Jan 06 21:13:47 EST 2015 John Martinez Lomita, CA Duh-Duh-Duh-Don't Do It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7222 Tue Jan 06 21:13:19 EST 2015 Thomas Wicks Portland, OR
7221 Tue Jan 06 21:13:10 EST 2015 janet uffer rio rancho, NM
7220 Tue Jan 06 21:13:06 EST 2015 Anton Grambihler Richland, WA NO MORE WARS!
7219 Tue Jan 06 21:12:59 EST 2015 Mary McGaughey Gresham, OR The first reaction/solution will never again be WAR!
7218 Tue Jan 06 21:12:59 EST 2015 Eugene Marner Franklin, NY
7217 Tue Jan 06 21:12:48 EST 2015 Karen Buckley Oak Ridge, TN
7216 Tue Jan 06 21:12:39 EST 2015 Peter Kuznick Bethesda, MD
7215 Tue Jan 06 21:12:32 EST 2015 Scott Gorn Wilbraham, MA
7214 Tue Jan 06 21:12:28 EST 2015 Mary kay Finneran Bx, NY No more war
War is not the answer
7213 Tue Jan 06 21:12:02 EST 2015 David McNeely Temple Terrace, FL
7212 Tue Jan 06 21:11:35 EST 2015 Karen Shovein Taylor, MI
7211 Tue Jan 06 21:11:27 EST 2015 Mary Crozier Lancaster, PA
7210 Tue Jan 06 21:11:07 EST 2015 Matthew Hirsch Oklahoma City, OK
7209 Tue Jan 06 21:11:07 EST 2015 Stephen Lubin Sun Valley, CA
7208 Tue Jan 06 21:10:51 EST 2015 Matthew Atterberry Edinburg, TX
7207 Tue Jan 06 21:10:46 EST 2015 Anonymous Clio , MI
7206 Tue Jan 06 21:10:36 EST 2015 Bruce Aldridge Marietta, GA I havent heard of this before, but many resolutions and seedy laws are being passed by Americans without our knowledge. We cetainly do NOT need to push Russia towards military confrontation with the Ukraine, More....
7205 Tue Jan 06 21:10:36 EST 2015 John Jumonville San Antonio, TX
7204 Tue Jan 06 21:10:32 EST 2015 m e City, DC
7203 Tue Jan 06 21:10:24 EST 2015 George McDill San Antonio, TX
7202 Tue Jan 06 21:10:21 EST 2015 Judith Bredeson Altoona, WI
7201 Tue Jan 06 21:10:19 EST 2015 JENNIFER ZIELINSKI New Providence, PA
7200 Tue Jan 06 21:09:41 EST 2015 Jay Pocius Westbrook, CT
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Footnotes:
1. Progressive Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs: Keith Ellison, Raúl Grijalva. First Vice Chair: Mark Pocan. Vice Chairs: Matt Cartwright, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Michael Honda, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Mark Takano. Whip: Barbara Lee.
2. Roll call of the vote.
3. Text of the House resolution.
4. Foreign Affairs: How the West Broke Its Promise to Moscow