Read below and ask yourself these questions: Does it benefit our country to deliberately be hostile to Russia whose nuclear weapons are as numerous as ours? Where is the logic in this direction? What will it accomplish? Is the end game to pursue this policy of hostility, surrounding Russia’s borders with missiles and troops (as it is now) until war is finally triggered? Do these senators believe that such a war would remain non-nuclear? Do they not remember the fates of Napoleon and Hitler who tried to conquer Russia? Have they not heeded Russia’s clear warnings? What is behind all of this?
Are the D.C. policy makers so fearful that they will lose power in a multi-polar world that they will risk the lives of all Americans to prevent this from happening? How far will they go with their “Full Spectrum Dominance” theories? Have they talked up their own propaganda until they believe it is true? Has the rubicon already been passed? Let us hope not!
What must we citizens do to demand a change in direction of both Republican and Democratic congress members who have the combined power to vote in these continuing insane pieces of legislation?
Send your ideas! We will work them into a medley of enlightened actions to inform American citizens of the risks and options we have to stop these nonsense pieces of legislation in their tracks. Friends, as Ed Snowden said two years ago, “There are more of us than there are of them!” Numbers count when people of conscience come together to act in their own interests.
This is not a partisan issue. For this grave issue, it doesn’t matter who you voted for.
If we don’t solve this ultimate issue, other important issues can be blown into oblivion in a 30-minute exchange of warheads.
At this juncture in our public lives, Americans of all persuasions must become conversant regarding (a) the history and relationship between Russia and America, (b) problems in our present-day democracy and (c)–if we survive this period–what kind of nation we want to build in the future.
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February 9, 2017
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Agrees to Be Hostile Toward Russia
Bipartisan Consensus on New Sanctions, Need for New Hearings
There is a lot of political rancor in the Senate these days, but the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has found something everybody can get behind: a general anti-Russian sentiment, and the intention to take some more actions against the Russian government.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D – MD), the ranking opposition member, talked up the idea of quickly advancing the bipartisan bill that would empower the Senate to impose new sanctions against Russia, and also in holding a hearing on “challenges ahead” in US-Russia relations.
While there is interest in the new Trump Administration for normalizing the US-Russia relationship, there has been considerable push-back from both parties, which see the status quo of slowly escalating into a new Cold War as a policy that needs defending.
It is this fear of a sudden outbreak of peace that is behind the legislation that would take the power of imposing sanctions on Russia out of the White House’s hands and give it to the legislative branch, which is more uniformly hostile to Russia, and less interested in diplomacy.