War Footing: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

In less than a weeks’ time the U.S. Congress has managed to pass legislation that assures conflict with Russia. The most recent being the so-called Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014  (HR 5859) passed by unanimous consent with only 3 of the 425 House Members in attendance and actually voting.

The key features of the Act funds the sale of tactical weaponry, various anti-Russia propaganda schemes and funding for the privatization of Ukrainian infrastructure/resources. Not since the days of the Roman Empire have we witnessed the existence of a system of government so far outside the lines of reason that it must maintain a perpetual war footing posture strictly for feeding purposes.

It’s worth noting that, within 24 hours of HR 5859’s passage, the Ukrainian Government passed a “security bill” that, among other key issues, mobilizes the military and national guard units. It places both units on alert status, increases their military budget from 1 to 5 percent of their GDP and authorizes membership in NATO and their military’s adaptation to NATO standards. We’re now well passed sabre rattling.

Text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5859/text

Summary: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5859

Curtis C. Greco, Founder

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