While most people were busy being distracted by the constant coverage of protests around the country in regards to the Michael Brown case the US House passed a resolution which gives the president the authority to declare war without congressional approval by invoking Article 5 of a NATO collective security agreement as laid out in the resolution;
Whereas the United States reaffirms its obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty, especially Article 5 which states that “an armed attack against one or more” of the treaty signatories “shall be considered an attack against them all”;.
House Resolution 758 is specifically aimed at giving the US president the ability to invade Russia as an ongoing diplomacy war is at hand. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger from the 16th district of Illinois who is also part of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Besides laying out the legal framework in which the US would seek to engage a military confrontation with Russia it also took the opportunity to lay out it’s list of grievances against the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin. Some of the more notable mentions included hotly debated events and accusations which the US has failed to produce any evidence for, including;
Whereas the terms of the cease-fire specified in the Minsk Protocol that was
signed on September 5, 2014, by representatives of the Government of Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and the Russian-led separatists in the eastern area of Ukraine have been repeatedly violated by the Russian Federation and the separatist forces it supports;
Note: The statement implies that the Russian Federation has “repeatedly violated” the Minsk Protocol it helped put together. There is no evidence of this nature to be found. It also completely ignores violations of the Ukrainian military completely.
Whereas the Russian Federation’s invasion of, and military operations on, Ukrainian territory represent gross violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity and a violation of international law, including the Russian Federation’s obligations under the United Nations Charter;
Note: There has been no invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation to date. This remains the biggest lie propagated in Western media. Russian military units do not operate within Ukraine.
Whereas Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a civilian airliner, was destroyed by a missile fired by Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the loss of 298 innocent lives;
Note: A gross and alarming accusation against the government of Russia in the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. No evidence has been presented by the US which can confirm this slanderous accusation.
Whereas the Russian Federation has protected the Assad regime and backed its brutal assault against the Syrian people;
Note: If it was not for US military, political and economic support of Syrian terrorists who sought the violent overthrow of a legitimate government no such assistance would be necessary. If Russia is not allowed to assist rebels in Ukraine, why is the US allowed to do so in Syria? Hypocrisy and double-standards.
Whereas the Russian Federation has used and is continuing to use coercive economic measures, including the manipulation of energy prices and supplies, as well as trade restrictions, to place political and economic pressure on Ukraine;
Note: The US has historically, and up to today, provoked economic terror and war against countries through economic measures known as sanctions. Beyond this, the US is in collusion with Saudia Arabia in manipulating international oil prices to place political and economic pressure on multiple countries throughout the globe.
Whereas France agreed to sell to the Russian Federation two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships in 2011 for $1.7 billion;
Note: The United States openly supports the violation of business agreements and responsibilities agreed upon hence setting precedence for other countries to not follow on their obligations and agreements.
Whereas the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Incorporated continue to represent a minority market share in Ukraine and other regional states with significant ethno-linguistic Russian populations who increasingly obtain their local and international news from Russian state-sponsored media outlets;
Note: Voice of America is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government. Both Voice of America and Radio Free Europe have been accused and highly suspected of being CIA fronts for propaganda whereas funding comes from the CIA itself. This is a clear attempt by the US to infiltrate and subject foreign people to political programming.
Changing Times & The Military-Industrial Complex
Rep. Adam Kinzinger seems to be a leading voice of Hawks in the US House. Hawks are politicians who support military interventionism and war and are heavily involved with the military-industrial complex. For example one of the most notable hawk in the US government is John McCain, who virtually supports any bill that involves the US military. In this case, listen to representative Kinzinger, the same rep. who sponsored H.Res.758 as he lays out an emerging reality for the US – and keep attentive to his implication that more war, and more military intervention is the answer to all of America’s problems, from Syria, to Russia and elsewhere –
Do Americans want war with Russia? Does the American citizen want anymore wars at all? It is alarming that our government is taking such steps to give itself legal grounds on invading whomever it pleases without any consent from the people. Following the nightmare which still haunts the US, the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were enough for most people in the country to begin to understand arguments in favor of isolationism as opposed to intervention around the world.
In fact, the recently escalating diplomatic failure that we see playing out towards Russia is another reason that any resolution coming out of the House should be pushing the ball back in the corner – not aggressively in the face of our competitors. The childish sanctions which were placed on Russia by a number of Western countries in Europe and the US only proved to solidify Vladimir Putin’s position as Russia’s necessary leader – even if that wasn’t the case. Enacting sanctions against a leading Security Council member in the UN and a necessary partner for international security and cooperation was a very complex mistake and an irresponsible position by western countries. If anything ever unified opposition parties and boosted national support for a leader – it would be sanctions. The fact that Russia has been so pragmatic in it’s response shows how fast diplomacy is changing, especially when sanctions can be interpreted as modern day declarations of war. If the US is looking for a fight, they have done everything they need to to instigate it.
Yet can it be argued that the US foreign policy machine is seeking actively to invoke a hostile and confrontational response out of Russia to further it’s agenda with the goal of military invasion. While US citizens would probably overwhelmingly disapprove of another war, especially one where the US provokes the fight, our quickly crumbling soft power and diplomacy seems to speak a different truth. There is a lot of speculation that the US is actively seeking war to cover for its many foreign policy failures and to force countries back into its sphere of influence around the globe by force. A war with Russia is surely MAD (mutually assured destruction), as nuclear capabilities and advanced modern technology can inflict collateral damage both here in the US and in Russia. But what can the US gain?
In Western media a rather interesting picture is being painted when Russia is concerned. The two most important fallacies that are given is that 1.) Russia is a great evil empire and 2.) the world is united against Russian aggression. The first point doesn’t require any important insight to clearly understand that it is propaganda for the sake of propaganda, the same kind that slandered every single other competitor that has faced the US. The second point is more subtle and requires a careful review. The last decade has seen a rapidly declining US power base. Countries around the world have begun to fight back against US imperialism and economic oppression. With the return of Russia on the world stage as a key international mediator and economic supplier, countries have found an escape by aligning either in the center or behind Russia.
Previously suppressed and out-dated economies have begun to rise up in the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Brazil, India and China. It is no mistake that Iran, North Korea, Iraq and even Russia were considered to be part of an “axis of evil.” These emerging markets, often referred to as BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are seeking to level out the playing field in terms of economic development and diplomatic power. The leading country in terms of international diplomacy is Russia, the biggest economic competitor, China. As US power continues to fall it is inevitable that it will reach it’s break-even point, and in time, become a lesser power. As frightening as it sounds, there is a great possibility that if it comes to this scenario, the US will have no option but to resort to war to physically claim its supremacy once more on the world stage and battle it out with either China or Russia. In the theory of triangularity, the US has to only pick one of two to remain on top. The unfortunate reality is that in the minds of US diplomats and congressional hawks, war can be legitimized by their desire to continue worldwide dominance.
Are more wars worth the cost? And how many more Americans are willing to die for political ambitions and special interests. How many Americans died so that corporations could steal Iraqi oil? How many are willing to die to remove Iran as a contentious power block that is not a threat to us, but in fact our famous “ally” Saudia Arabia? How many Americans are we willing to send to Syria so that the US can take control of gas pipelines and solidify Saudi and Israeli backed politicians in the area and create a monopoly to further control all the resources? And are any Americans willing to die in order to prevent Russia from acting out of it’s own self interest in respect to its historically tied neighbors, which poses no threat to US national security? If American’s have truely awakened from the war mentality that possessed us after 9/11, then it’s time now to stop supporting resolutions with further our split from the rest of the world. Russia is a very important partner for the US. Maybe it’s time we treated other countries with the respect that we expect from them. After all, what would the reaction be from Americans if another country sanctioned us just to hurt us in our daily life. Do we as Americans actually support our government doing that to ordinary citizens in other countries then as well? We do not need to keep asking why people around the world have become so anti-American, just study US foreign policy in the past 10-20 years to see how much destruction our politics and policies have inflicted on people everywhere.
You can read the entire bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-resolution/758/text