16 pages of war propaganda adopted by US Congress : House Resolution 758
Harbinger of the war to come ? Could be ..
” I can hardly believe they are getting away with it again, and this time with even higher stakes: provoking a war with Russia that could result in total destruction! ” — Ron Paul
Caricature : LA RUSSIE VEUT LA GUERRE ! Vous voyez bien : Ils placent leur territoire de plus en plus proche de nos bases ..
” Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul is an American physician, author, and former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 1988 U.S. Presidential Election.” — Wikipedia
Following article reprinted from here under fair use : Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia, , Thursday, December 4, 2014. [ Emphasis, bold, text within brackets [ ] added by us.]
[beginning of Ron Paul’s article]
Today [december 4th, 2014] the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever.
H. Res. 758 [ pdf ] was billed as a resolution
“strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”
In fact, the bill was 16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush, if they were capable of such a thing.
These are the kinds of resolutions I have always watched closely in Congress, as what are billed as “harmless” statements of opinion often lead to sanctions and war. I remember in 1998 arguing strongly against the Iraq Liberation Act because, as I said at the time, I knew it would lead to war. I did not oppose the Act because I was an admirer of Saddam Hussein – just as now I am not an admirer of Putin or any foreign political leader – but rather because I knew then that another war against Iraq would not solve the problems and would probably make things worse. We all know what happened next.
That is why I can hardly believe they are getting away with it again, and this time with even higher stakes: provoking a war with Russia that could result in total destruction! Continue reading