Friday, December 09, 2016

Neocon Senators Urge Trump to Send More Lethal Aid to Ukraine Than Already

Neocon Senators Urge Trump to Send More Lethal Aid to Ukraine Than Already

by Stephen Lendman

Ukraine is an illegitimate US-installed putschist police state, fascism in Europe’s heartland, at war with its own people, encouraged by Washington, supplying its regime with lethal aid all along.

Bipartisan neocon senators want more. Led by minority whip Dick Durbin (D. IL) and Rob Portman (R. OH), they disgracefully lied to Trump in a letter, saying:

“Russia has launched a military land-grab in Ukraine that is unprecedented in modern European history.”

Fact: Utter rubbish! No “land-grab” occurred nor is any planned. Crimeans overwhelmingly voted to rejoin Russian. Putin accommodated their wish to correct a historic mistake.

Fact: US and EU sanctions imposed on Russia are illegal - permissible only by Security Council authorization. None exists.

Senators: “We believe it is in our vital national security interest to uphold these norms and values, and prevent America’s commitment to its allies and ideals from being called into question.”

Fact: Observing democratic values and rule of law principles with no deviations “is in our vital national security interest,” not the other way around.

Fact: Trump should support Ukrainian sovereign independence, free from its putschist scourge - ending all US military, economic and political support until democracy is restored.

Senators: “In light of Russia’s continued aggression and repeated refusal to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereign right to choose its own destiny, we also renew our call for the United States to increase political, economic, and military support for Ukraine.” 

“This includes defensive lethal assistance as part of a broader effort to help Ukrainians better defend themselves, deter future aggression and implement key structural reform.”

Fact: So-called “Russian aggression” never happened, a Big Lie claiming otherwise. So is saying Moscow disrespects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereign independence.

Senators calling for Washington “to increase political, economic and military support for Ukraine (to) deter future (Russian) aggression” is code language for wanting them given greater help to crush courageous Donbass freedom-fighters deserving universal support. They deserve aid, not fascists in Kiev.

Washington and its rogue allies repeatedly spurned Russia’s good faith efforts for resolving conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

If Trump is serious about curtailing America’s imperial madness, he should straightaway renounce the above request and work cooperatively with Russia in restoring peace in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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