U.S. House Committee offers to designate Russia “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

The strategy proposes to use U.S. influence to remove Russia from SWIFT.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) – the largest caucus of conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives – released on Wednesday, June 10, The RSC National Security Strategy: Strengthening America & Countering Global Threats

The proposal offers over 130 solutions to counter America’s most aggressive global adversaries, including the toughest sanctions ever proposed by Congress against Russia and the Putin regime, the Chinese Communist Party, and Iran.

The summary of the RSC document has a section entitled “Russia: Rolling Back Aggression Through a Strategy of Deterrence”.

With the aim of “stopping Putin’s aggression”, the strategy offers “designating Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism”.

“The list of aggressive Russian behavior in recent years is long. For instance, under Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime, Russia has invaded and annexed parts of its neighbors (Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014), engaged in disinformation campaigns to undermine democratic elections in many Western democracies – including the United States, used military grade chemical weapons for assassination purposes, coordinated militarily in Syria with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah, and supported the Taliban in Afghanistan,” reads the RSC National Security Strategy.

Also, the document offers putting forward “the toughest package of sanctions on Russia ever proposed by Congress, including secondary sanctions on Russian oil and gas projects, sanctions on Russian sovereign debt, sanctions on Russian proxies in other countries”.

“The United States does not control SWIFT, but it can use its influence to remove Russia from SWIFT through legislation authorizing sanctions on SWIFT itself if it does not expel Russia,” the strategy says.

The document also stresses the need to “communicate with the Russian people”. It would call for the creation of a strategy to communicate “directly to the Russian people and support their aspirations for democracy and human rights”.

(c) Unian

7 comments

  • Also, the document offers putting forward “the toughest package of sanctions on Russia ever proposed by Congress, including secondary sanctions on Russian oil and gas projects, sanctions on Russian sovereign debt, sanctions on Russian proxies in other countries”.

    OK cut the yapping, just get it done. It’s 6 years too late, but better late than never.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    These measures would be highly welcome by those who see mafia land for what it is. Too much time has passed and too much yapping has been done. The results are zero. Sadly, it seems that there are only a handful of countries that see it this way. Appeasement towards a criminal-acting country has reared its ugly head once again.

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  • About fucking time.

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    • It will give Trump one hell of a headache when it gets through a Senate vote, and lands on his desk.

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      • He won’t sign it. He will say it’s cause of Corona. Hope i’m wrong here.

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        • It would certainly be a 180° turn if he did so. Since 2014 he has been consistently and humiliatingly groveling to the tiny poisoner. For those that did not see my previous comments on this topic, I can reiterate that I actually witnessed the moment he changed from a conventional conservative to a putlerite. :- He was a frequent guest on the Michael Savage show. Just after Crimea, he was appearing as usual, discussing a range of topics. Suddenly he swerved from the matter in hand and came out with a straightforward condemnation of putler and his invasion. There was a pregnant pause. Savage then with equal abruptness switched him back to ‘safe ground’; ie hammering Obama.
          The next time Trumpkov appeared on the show, maybe 2-3 weeks later, he was fully on message : ‘Euromaidan was a conspiracy by the EU/CIA/Nato to undermine Russia and putler was very reasonably stepping in to help out with Russian speakers who were being oppressed’. Or some such similar bullshit.
          Savage is not his real name btw. It is a stage name. He is in fact Russian.

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      • I know this report comes from the Republicans but I believe the Democrats will support it too…after some amendments. I hope the Left don’t try to alter it too much because it sounds just fine. I don’t think Trump will roll his eyes I think he will say, “Vlad, I told you!”
        Plus, lumping the Moskali with the Iranians and Chinese will make it almost irresistible for Trump.

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