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by Stephen Lendman
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 at 8:53 AM
Fascist US House Members Declare War on Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Madness defines US policy. Lunatics infesting Washington want war on Russia.
Things head incrementally closer to the unthinkable. US-installed Ukrainian Nazis are used as a dagger aimed at Russia's heartland.
House members want them more heavily armed than already. They want them used as proxies serving US interests.
They want Donbass democracy crushed. They want fascist governance controlling Ukraine nationwide.
They want direct confrontation with Russia. They want US global dominance achieved any way possible.
They want nuclear war against America's main military rival. They're crazy enough to think it's winnable.
Then eliminate China as America's main economic challenger - and all other independent states.
Mindless US voters send these type lunatics to Washington. They serve powerful monied interests, harming their own.
The pattern repeats one electoral cycle after another. Replacing bums with new ones assures same old ugly business as usual.
Last December, Congress passed and Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.
It officially authorizes what's been supplied since conflict erupted last April - heavy weapons and other military aid.
"(I)ncluding anti-tank and anti-armor weapons, crew weapons and ammunition, counter-artillery radars to identify and target artillery batteries, fire control, range finder, and optical and guidance and control equipment, tactical troop-operated surveillance drones, and secure command and communications equipment."
What's known may be the tip of the iceberg. Weapons supplied are for offense, not defense.
Claims otherwise are Big Lies - based on fabricated allegations of nonexistent Russian aggression.
The whole world knows Russia didn't invade Ukraine. It doesn't covet its territory or anyone else's.
It wants peace, not war. It's gone all-out to achieve it since US-instigated conflict erupted last year - more than any other country.
Instead of high praise for its vital efforts, it's relentlessly bashed - falsely accused of waging war on Ukraine.
Victimized by vicious US-led Western propaganda. Daily anti-Russian hate-mongering persists.
On March 23, fascist House members overwhelmingly passed nonbinding HR 162 (348 to 48) - without debate or committee consideration.
They want Ukraine Nazis given more heavily destructive weapons than already supplied.
They want them used against Donbass civilians. They want them targeting Russia.
Not a single profile in courage challenged this outrageous resolution. Not a word said about its Big Lies, stating:
"Resolved, that the House of Representatives strongly urges the President to fully and immediately exercise the authorities provided by Congress to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapon systems to enhance the ability of the people of Ukraine to defend their sovereign territory from unprovoked and continuing aggression of the Russian Federation."
"Whereas the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin has engaged in relentless political, economic, and military aggression to subvert the independence and violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine."
"Whereas Russian aggression against Ukraine is but the most visible and recent manifestation of a revisionist Kremlin strategy to redraw international borders and impose its will on its neighbors, including NATO allies."
"Whereas this Russian aggression includes the establishment and control of violent separatist proxies in other areas of Ukraine, including arming them with lethal weapons and other materiel including tanks, artillery, and rockets that have enabled separatist militias to launch and sustain an insurrection that has resulted in over 6,000 dead, 15,000 wounded, and more than a million displaced persons."
"Whereas the United States and its allies need a long-term strategy to expose and challenge Vladimir Putin’s corruption and repression at home and his aggression abroad."
It bears repeating. The whole world knows Russia didn't invade Ukraine.
No Russian aggression exists - not now, earlier or planned.
US and Ukraine's only enemies are ones it invents. Donbass residents reject fascism.
They want democratic rights everyone deserves. They deserve universal support.
They're enduring Europe's greatest humanitarian disaster since WW II.
Given Obama's rage for war and unchallenged dominance, things are likely to get much worse ahead.
News from the Front
Colonel Cassad's site reported a train carrying 40 tanks "passed through Kharkov towards Izyum."
They'll likely be positioned for resumed Kiev-initiated heavy fighting.
It continues low-intensity daily. It's just a matter of time before US-ordered full-scale aggression resumes. If Russia is targeted this time, all bets are off.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
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