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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7174 Tue Jan 06 21:06:50 EST 2015 wes Howard Hutchins, TX
7173 Tue Jan 06 21:06:46 EST 2015 Susan Jacobson Rockville, MD
7172 Tue Jan 06 21:06:41 EST 2015 Susan Aradeon Aventura, FL
7171 Tue Jan 06 21:06:38 EST 2015 Bernadette Webster Whitethorn, CA
7170 Tue Jan 06 21:06:37 EST 2015 Anna Bedirian Watertown, MA
7169 Tue Jan 06 21:06:30 EST 2015 John McColgan Dorchester, MA
7168 Tue Jan 06 21:06:26 EST 2015 Gigi Gaulin Santa Fe, NM maybe if you stopped the geoengineering, gmo's and fluoride in the water, you may have a clear brain and remember, killing people never works! stop the insanity! and making war
7167 Tue Jan 06 21:06:25 EST 2015 Sharon Wojno Mount Pleasant, SC Karma. Your actions will only hurt the USA. What you try to do or do to others will only result in the USA people being hurt. It is written in every religion. What you do, comes back to you.
7166 Tue Jan 06 21:06:10 EST 2015 Brett O'Sullivan Lafayette, CO This is extremely dangerous! Please tread carefully.
7165 Tue Jan 06 21:06:05 EST 2015 Echo Zebo Topeka, KS Are you crazy?
This is not the representation We, The People want or need!
Do you really think this will help our country? It wont!
Are you so hell bent on fulfilling Agenda 21, that you would More....
7164 Tue Jan 06 21:06:04 EST 2015 Rod Parker Blacksburg, VA
7163 Tue Jan 06 21:06:01 EST 2015 Matthew Ruggiero Oakland, CA
7162 Tue Jan 06 21:06:00 EST 2015 Diane Lipka Hubbardston, MA
7161 Tue Jan 06 21:05:55 EST 2015 Jason Greaves Austin, TX See recent article by Dennis Kucinich about what happened right after CROmnibus passed
7160 Tue Jan 06 21:05:44 EST 2015 Ivan Pennell cary, NC
7159 Tue Jan 06 21:05:35 EST 2015 David Daum Grass Valley, CA
7158 Tue Jan 06 21:05:34 EST 2015 C.G. Estabrook CHAMPAIGN, IL
7157 Tue Jan 06 21:05:23 EST 2015 Lauren Murdock Santa Barbara, CA
7156 Tue Jan 06 21:05:19 EST 2015 Alan Bentz-Letts Flushing, NY 202 -->201The U.S. media has been totally irresponsible in analyzing the situation in the Ukraine, ignoring all the provocative actions of the US and European allies to make Russia feel encircled and endangered.
7155 Tue Jan 06 21:05:16 EST 2015 Jonathan Blanton Lexington, KY
7154 Tue Jan 06 21:04:57 EST 2015 C.V. Shaw Seattle, WA Please end our unjust and disastrous foreign policy with Russian and end the sanctions against Russia.
7153 Tue Jan 06 21:04:53 EST 2015 Diane Bauer Commerce Township, MI
7152 Tue Jan 06 21:04:40 EST 2015 Alex Buechle Olympia, WA
7151 Tue Jan 06 21:04:19 EST 2015 Lorenzo Osornio Marina, CA
7150 Tue Jan 06 21:03:56 EST 2015 Jim Cocke Clarendon, TX
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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