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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11196 2.8 years ago r Reynolds Chicago, IL
11195 2.8 years ago Anonymous Hayward, CA War is outdated
11194 2.8 years ago Amsal Wajihuddin San Diego, CA
11193 2.8 years ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI "It takes a lot of BALLS to accuse someone of doing what you're doing." - Bill Clinton
11192 2.8 years ago Jared Widman Port Orchard, WA
11191 2.8 years ago Regina Welling Seattle, WA
11190 2.8 years ago Anonymous Boulder, CO The US corporate government has violated international law,refuses to acknowledge/end its abuses of human rights within its borders, spies on its own citizens, suppresses dissent, imprisons those wh...
11189 2.8 years ago Toni Neill Petoskey, MI
11188 2.8 years ago Bruce Hlodnicki INDIANAPOLIS, IN
11187 2.8 years ago C. Brian Stevens Cincinnati, OH
11186 2.8 years ago Kathryn Albrecht San Antonio, NM
11185 2.8 years ago Allen Terrill Huntingdon, PA
11184 2.8 years ago Caroline Bridgman-Rees Hamden, CT I thnk that is is outrageous that the U.S. miliary bases have been established along Russia's border. It is also wrong that the U.S. helped to overthrpw Russia's former [president who had been democ...
11183 2.8 years ago patrick Floyd Sun City, AZ
11182 2.8 years ago patrick Floyd Sun City, AZ
11181 2.8 years ago Jenise Porter Tucson, AZ
11180 2.8 years ago Victoria Portillo Omaha, NE
11179 2.8 years ago Ronnie Miller NJ
11178 2.8 years ago Patty Donovan Greenfield, NH
11177 2.8 years ago TP Jeffrey Bend, OR Once again the corporation-serving "Congressional Progressive Caucus" (an oxymoron if ever there was one) has sold out their true-believer, Liberal apologists, heads firmly embedded in the s...
11176 2.8 years ago Diane Callard Swartz Creek, MI
11175 2.8 years ago benjamin page cheshire, CT
11174 2.8 years ago Anonymous Alpharetta, GA
11173 2.8 years ago Sean Mulligan Alpharetta, GA
11172 2.8 years ago Francisco Cervantes Pico Rivera, CA
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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