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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7199 Tue Jan 06 21:09:36 EST 2015 Mark Bye Schofield, WI
7198 Tue Jan 06 21:09:34 EST 2015 Henry Coleman Williamsburg , VA
7197 Tue Jan 06 21:09:29 EST 2015 Robert Goetz Wilkinsburg, PA
7196 Tue Jan 06 21:09:14 EST 2015 kate dyson Kelowna, BC just stay out of Russia's back yard...
7195 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....
7194 Tue Jan 06 21:09:05 EST 2015 Norm Cegelnik Selma, OR
7193 Tue Jan 06 21:08:58 EST 2015 Raelyn Michaelson Seatac , WA
7192 Tue Jan 06 21:08:57 EST 2015 pam Angelakos Chicago, IL
7191 Tue Jan 06 21:08:56 EST 2015 Anonymous Fort Pierce, FL
7190 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.
7189 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.
7188 Tue Jan 06 21:08:36 EST 2015 Robert Tuminski Langhorne, PA
7187 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....
7186 Tue Jan 06 21:08:16 EST 2015 Joseph Dadgari Los Angeles, CA
7185 Tue Jan 06 21:08:14 EST 2015 Margaret Wainwright Chapel Hill, NC
7184 Tue Jan 06 21:08:11 EST 2015 Joseph Klein Benicia, CA
7183 Tue Jan 06 21:08:09 EST 2015 Jeff Bloomfield El Cerrito, CA
7182 Tue Jan 06 21:08:08 EST 2015 Steve Cohan Mount Vernon , WA
7181 Tue Jan 06 21:07:35 EST 2015 DARRYL KOVAR DAMON, TX
7180 Tue Jan 06 21:07:33 EST 2015 Margaret Merino San Diego, CA
7179 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....
7178 Tue Jan 06 21:07:00 EST 2015 Ali-Reza Moshrefi Hayward, CA
7177 Tue Jan 06 21:06:56 EST 2015 f olson North Platte, NE
7176 Tue Jan 06 21:06:55 EST 2015 Anonymous Eugene, OR
7175 Tue Jan 06 21:06:53 EST 2015 David Gardner Santa Monica, CA
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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