Rev Dr Jude

May 13, 2022, 5:54 pm
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I urge you to take legislative action that will disband NATO and end the war in Ukraine. NATO should have been disbanded with the Warsaw Pact at the end of the Cold War. It serves no purpose now other than as an aggressor outside of the UN security framework.

Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the US has sought to regime change and control governments in former Soviet states and spheres of influence, including Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Foreign policy analysts including Henry Kissinger have said that NATO encirclement could lead to a counterattack from Russia.

I urge you to take action to end all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars. The US and its corporate media cheerleaders have no moral authority to condemn Russia following two decades of their own wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya – wars that have killed a million people, injured and displaced countless more, and devastated the infrastructure and society of those countries. Libya, formerly one of the most prosperous African nations, was reduced to a failed state run by warlords after leader Muammar Gaddafi sought to form a United States of Africa with its own gold-backed currency. The US-backed Saudi war in Yemen has plunged the country into a horrifying famine with 17 million people food insecure.

I urge you to ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading. War profiteers in both parties have called to escalate the war with a no fly zone, an action so dangerous that NATO has ruled it out as a potential nuclear escalation. The threat of nuclear war has not stopped a large bipartisan majority in Congress from sending $13 billion in weapons and aid to Ukraine while they canceled $15 billion in COVID aid for Americans. Members of Congress are personally profiting from insider trading off the war, giving them another incentive to escalate.

You have the obligation and authority to take action. I further urge you to cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and education – because all wars are waged to enrich the wealthy and impoverish working people.

In solidarity,
We The People of the United States