The Senate on Wednesday passed a non-binding resolution that calls for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism.”
The resolution passed by unanimous voice vote as there is a strong bipartisan consensus to add Russia to the list. A similar resolution has been introduced in the House, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been pressuring Blinken to make the designation.
As secretary of state, Blinken has the authority to designate a country as a terror sponsor. Currently, only Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria are on the list, which expands sanctions against the targeted nation.
Since the US has already slapped so many sanctions on Russia, the designation would have little impact on Moscow. But the designation would symbolize the fact that US-Russia relations will not be repaired for years to come, as the terror sponsor designation would be difficult for a future administration to remove.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are major proponents of adding Russia to the terror sponsor list and repeated their call for the Biden administration to do so on Thursday.
Graham and Blumenthal visited Kyiv earlier in July and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss designating Russia. While in Kyiv, the senators said they hoped to see a “hand-to-hand insurgency” in areas of Russian-controlled Ukraine.
35 thoughts on “Senate Passes Resolution Calling for Russia to Be Labeled as Sponsor of Terror”
Explain in NBA Terms
Keep poking the Bear and the Panda the resulting blowback may be detrimental.
Why in the hell is this a voice vote instead of a recorded vote? It’s not like these morons are voting for a name of a post office. I want to know who these lunatics are.
That does not cover the fact that all of them are guilty, silence is guilt too. Not one of them had the courage and integrity to stand up to say no.
All Germans were held responsible for Hitler, all of us are accountable for our criminals in Washington and the NEWS, MSM that is.
I remember Senator Byrd and the speeches he made with the constitution held up high in the empty house, a lonely voice opposed to the criminal invasion of Iraq.
They all benefit so courage and integrity isn’t a factor when there’s money to be made from the current endless war policy.
Who cares? Russia doesn’t. Just another PR move from the US which can’t do anything about Russia. US-Russia relations are dead as the Iran JCPOA and will never be repaired in less than decades.
Sanctions worked so well lets double down and push our economy into a full blown depression.
We are doing it to Germany and the EU already.
By Russia reducing energy delivery is one way to bring this to some conclusion.
The German government must be totally corrupted, that is the only explanation. They know the US stopped the energy supply of NS1 and NS2 , not Russia.
The total insanity, the morons in power in all the big western nations is just unbelievable, the coordinated total control of the news by the governments is just unimaginable.
Yes, Russia is a state sponsor of terror. So are the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Exactly which states are NOT sponsors of terror?
Russia is not a state sponsor of terror..Do not group them in with the likes of the US Israel and NATO who are perpetual war criminals and terrorists in every regard. Russia is rightfully defending there country.
Any state waging a war of aggression is guilty of sponsoring terror, even if said state was provoked, and even if some of the state’s military actions could be considered defensive in nature. How many times have US officials claimed their military actions were 100% defensive? The problem with warfare is that there is some guilt on all sides of every war. You can’t simultaneously kill innocent people and claim your actions are 100% defensive. I am antiwar, not, “antiwar unless it’s Russia doing the invading.”
Self-defense by nature is brutal, but sometimes it has to be. Like Putin told his people, “he has no right to not do what he has to do, to protect the nation.” not his exact words but close to it.
Every time a bomb is dropped someone feels terror. Definitions have been changed to protect the guilty.
There is no vital American interest in Ukraine. This is an elective war. All they are doing is moving the dooms day clock closer to midnight with slipshod, nonsensical symmantics. The Soviet union did engage in state sponsored terrorism. Do they really want a repeat?
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have no chance of being president, so this is an abuse by these two Senators.
Let’s see, George W Bush recently admitted that our invasion of Iraq was “brutal and unjustified”. John Bolton just admitted that he orchestrated Coups. Not singular, plural. And Victoria Nuland admitted that the US has biolabs in Ukraine. So, what criteria are they using that would leave the US off of that list?
the criteria must be the size of the paycheck they get from MIC.
This one from Pompeo: “We lie, cheat, and steal.”
“The resolution passed by unanimous voice vote”
How was this determined? Ever? Do they have someone standing next to each and every senator verifying that they uttered the word “yea”?
I am not certain, but believe that a voice vote can be labeled as “unanimous” if no Senator challenges that determination.
Our government consists of warmongers, really war criminals. They are not so naïve not to know what they are doing, they are evil people, power and money are their only values, nothing else.
Morally they are on the same level with Hitler.
Regardless of who the “our” in question might happen to be.
Power and money is what US interests are any were in the World at any given time.
The criteria to name a terrorist country or any resistance terrorism is strictly based on political advantage, it is totally meaningless. Every nation on the list serves the political purpose of the monstrous hegemon, the USA. The real global Pariah state.
And soon after Russia, Iran and China would Pass Resolution Calling for USA to Be Labeled as Sponsor of Terror…!
Terror and terrorism has morphed entirely into a political term. Maybe Russia and China will now label the United States and NATO, terrorist organizations. Of course they could have done that years ago with our actions in Serbia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
Politicians are worthless ego maniacs bought off, and despise the public they are supposed to serve. Americans have had just about enough of both parties. The time is ripe for a complete overhaul, and culling of the criminals.
But, the criminal culling won’t happen because the only ones allowed to do that are the criminals and they won’t cull themselves.
The hypocrisy is so pervasive, isn’t it? I don’t think I really have to list the terror caused by Wash. since the end of WWII, do I? And, Wash. is now changing the definition of ‘terrorism’ to lie more to the American people. 1984 is here right now, and the answer is what will Americans do about it? answer; nothing. Americans are just lemmings marching towards the cliff of nuclear war and destruction.
Not that such designations aren’t already a joke but this would drag it even more to meaningless.
Aaaaand it’s just as easy for Russia to name the US as a ‘state sponsor of terror’ and hang us by our own officials’ admissions. And guess what? Russia has a lot more nations on its side than we do. They’re not Western-Europe type of powerful nations, but that’s a lot of votes Russia can pull in the UN General Assembly. That’s not even counting its allies on the Security Council. I suspect the minute Washington tries this PR stunt, those grain and oil valves will begin to shut down again and once again we’ll be hoist with our own petard.
These old fools want to leave behind an empire of ashes for future generations.
Should they not include Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates and Israel on the list and sanction all the princes and oligarchs while they are at it?
Senate Passes Resolution Calling for US to Be Labeled as Sponsor of Terror
America is the world leader in sponsoring terrorism , has been for 80 years.
Comments are closed.