US resolution against Russia a declaration of war
A US Congress resolution against Russia passed on Dec. 4, is a “de facto declaration of war” on the country, says a political commentator.
Last week, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Resolution 758 that condemned Russia and authorized “military assistance to Ukraine in the fight against the people of the eastern part of the country.”
"The US, Europe and our allies must aggressively keep the pressure on Mr. Putin to encourage him to change his behavior," Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the resolution's sponsor, said.
Speaking to Press TV on Monday, Stephen Lendman, American author and activist, said, “You can call it a declaration of Cold War… a whole list of big lies; strung one after another, accusing Russia irresponsibly of things that absolutely never happened literally turning truth on its head.”
“There is a similar Senate resolution that was introduced last May. It went to committee, it has not passed but the likelihood of it passing seems more apparent than ever now. So we would have both houses of Congress passing legislation, non-binding, it must be emphasized, but extremely harsh on Russia; literally heading things closer to open confrontation,” he said.
Lendman noted that it would seem impossible to imagine that “any responsible lawmakers want to go to war with another country that could bring Armageddon to its own country, but this is literally the way things are heading where America is acting provocatively against Russia.”
He warned about a nuclear confrontation between the two nuclear powers that hold “on the order of maybe 95 percent of all the nuclear weapons in the world with delivery systems able to hit targets anywhere in the world with pinpoint accuracy.”
“If America goes to war with Russia, kiss goodbye to New York, to Washington, to Boston, to Philadelphia, to Chicago,” he said. US lawmakers are “lunatics that are making policy based on big lies, not on truth. Russia threatens no one.”
“Congress has got things absolutely backwards. Will it take America to war? I certainly hope not,” Lendman concluded.
Former US congressman Ron Paul also sounded the alarm bell. “We must keep an eye on those members of Congress who vote to take us closer to war with Russia,” Paul wrote in a recent article.
“The hawks in Washington believe that last month’s election gave them free rein to start more wars. Now more than ever they must be challenged,” he argued.