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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11046 2.9 years ago Julie Martin Frederic, WI
11045 2.9 years ago Anonymous Albuquerque, NM
11044 2.9 years ago shaun murphy fayetteville, NC
11043 2.9 years ago Harold Wick CURTICE, OH
11042 2.9 years ago Laura Knight Big Pine Key, FL
11041 2.9 years ago Steven S. Harvey Lancaster, CA
11040 2.9 years ago Nathan Myers Davis, OR
11039 2.9 years ago Jon Willner Brooklyn, NY
11038 2.9 years ago Anonymous Milwaukee , WI
11037 2.9 years ago Tom Edminstet Pacifica, CA
11036 2.9 years ago Troy Sanders San Diego, CA Wars are illegal. When the people regain democratic control. War crimes will be investigated and prosecutions will be demanded.
11035 2.9 years ago Marcus Christian Hansen Alstead, NH
11034 2.9 years ago Anonymous stamford, CT
11033 2.9 years ago Marc Liu Norwalk, CT
11032 2.9 years ago Ellen Weissbuch View Park, CA
11031 2.9 years ago Anonymous Cleveland, OH
11030 2.9 years ago George Zachary CanyonCountry, CA
11029 2.9 years ago Anonymous Knoxville, TN It seems that falling oil/gas prices are doing far more damage to their economy than additional sanctions would, and we should remember the lesson of Afghanistan & not repeat it by arming the Ukraine.
11028 2.9 years ago Neldon and Eleanor Adams Tucson, AZ
11027 2.9 years ago Vincent H. Malmstron Hanover, NH
11026 2.9 years ago Anonymous Mt Rainier, MD
11025 2.9 years ago Todd Thiebaut McBain, MI
11024 2.9 years ago Mike M San Francisco, CA
11023 2.9 years ago Lynn Merle Vineland, NJ
11022 2.9 years ago . George Anastasio Falls Village, 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