The US House of Representatives has now voted to urge Obama to provide Ukraine with military equipment Kiev wants for its genocidal campaign in Donbass. The wording, naturally, tells little children the arms are to defend Ukraine from the Big Bad Wolf Russia.
I don’t often check Ron Paul’s view on events political, but this time I took the time to visit his Institute for Peace and Prosperity website, where I found the following comments on Resolution 162:
A Resolution, “Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” stealthily made its way to the House Floor today without having been debated in the relevant House Committees and without even being given a bill number before appearing on the Floor!
Now titled H. Res. 162, the bill demands that President Obama send lethal military equipment to the US-backed government in Kiev and makes it clear that the weapons are to be used to take military action to return Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine to Kiev’s rule.
Congress wants a war in Ukraine and will not settle for a ceasefire!
The real world effect of this Resolution must be made clear: The US Congress is giving Kiev the green light to begin a war with Russia, with the implicit guarantee of US backing. This is moral hazard on steroids and could well spark World War III.
I guess this now gives Duma a perfect reciprocal right to urge Putin to send Russian arms to the people of Donbass. In contrast to Kiev, they — at least — do have the international law on their side, which allows them the use of arms to protect themselves from a central authority which denies them the UN-endorsed right to self-determination.
I can only conclude that too many people in Washington remain woefully and dangerously ignorant of the international law, including the UN Charter itself. Nor do I think, as Ron Paul does, that this might go down in history as a trigger to WWIII. After all, the resolution has no impact on the US budget as the Congress hasn’t voted a cent to finance its call for the arming of the Kiev génocidaires.
It seems to be all just some highly irresponsible bully-bluster from those whom fewer and fewer Americans feel represent their interests and their own political will any more.