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Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner, key sponsor of Senate bill entitled," Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, (DASKA), of 2019

On occasion one reads something which reveals absolute madness has infected the brains of some in the US Senate.

Today this writer became aware of a Senate bill entitled, "Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act ", DASKA of 2019, numbered S-1189 that has been introduced in the Senate which..."require the Secretary of State to determine whether the Russian federation should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism and whether Russian-sponsored armed entities in Ukraine should be designated as foreign terrorist organizations". [1]

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The bill is co-sponsored by Senator's Cory Gardner, (R. CO), Robert Menendez, (D. N.J.), Jeanne Shaheen, (D. N.H.), Ben Cardin, D. MD.), and Lindsey Graham, (R. S.C.).

That's right it's a bi-partisan measure that reveals these people have gone completely off the rails.

It's bad enough Trump recently placed Iran's Revolutionary Guard, part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, an integral part of the Iranian government, on its terrorism list and Iran reciprocated placing the US Central Command, CENTCOM, on its terrorism organization list, now we get a bill in the US Senate designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Here's some of the personal comments of the Senate's co-sponsors of the DASKA bill:

Gardner - "Putin's Russia is an outlaw regime that is hell-bent on undermining international law and destroying the US-led liberal global order."

Menendez - "President Trump's willful paralysis in the face of Kremlin aggression has reached a boiling point in Congress."

Graham - "Our goal is to change the status quo and impose meaningful sanctions and measures against Putin's Russia. He should cease and desist meddling in the US electoral process, halt cyber-attacks on American infrastructure, remove Russia from Ukraine, and stop efforts to create chaos in Syria."

Cardin - "Congress continues to take the lead in defending United States security against continuing Russian aggression against democratic institutions at home and abroad."

Shaheen - "This legislation builds on previous efforts in Congress to hold Russia accountable for its bellicose behavior against the United States and its determination to destabilize our global world order."

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This would be laughable if it weren't so serious. "Destabilize our global world order, Russian aggression, Kremlin aggression, create chaos in Syria"? C'mon.

When it comes to destabilizing the world order, it's the US that's the world leader on that score. As for chaos in Syria, it was the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and subsequent debacle that expanded al Qaeda, created ISIS in Syria , the CIA sponsoring and arming these jihadist mercenaries responsible for creating the chaos in Syria against the government of President Bashar Assad. The war caused a subsequent flood of refugees fleeing the maelstrom escaping and flowing into Europe causing many Europeans to reject the mostly Syrian Arab refugees entering their countries.

These events didn't happen in isolation and disconnected; it was a chain reaction of perpetrated horror upon horror inflicted on innocent people caught in something none of their doing.

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We thrive by making up problems and utterly ignoring real ones. The "thinking" of these psychopaths utterly eludes me.

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" these fools in the Senate and their colleagues in Congress plus the unhinged mob in the White " We keep putting these people there and we will reap the consequences.. Bye Bye miss American pie."

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The world's worst terrorist state since 1945 has been the United States.

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Haven't you heard tne news? The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! The new, or renewed, (or however one chooses to describe it) Cold War is here. One must admit that after the collapse of the USSR the scramble to invent new "enemies of the State" produced some pretty flimsy, even laughable excuses for the continued U.S. wars of aggression (except the victims of the wars created to fight them did not laugh). These included the War on Drugs and, finally, thanks to the gift to the neocons and neoliberals of 9/11, a really saleable product called the War On Terror, created because a band of criminals decided to create a little blowback to the mass murders of the U.S. in their areas of the world. But even that pretext has grown a bit stale with a lot of folks who are belatedly beginning to see the fraud of that pretext as well. So we are now back to the old reliable enemy, Russia. After all, a LOT of money and energy has been invested in the red baiting by the right wingers in this Country. And most folks still believe the propaganda. You know, it is just too good to pass up the opportunity to start new wars (and loot the Treasury to fund them) on the old reliable rationale of fighting the Russians....or godless communism, or whatever label the marketing people decide to place on them. So don't take the statements of the thieves who occupy the Congress seriously. They are just serving their real constituents and benefactors, the 1% who are busily looting the Treasury. Move along now, nothing to see here, just business as usual. You know, fraud and theft...and to hell with the interests of the people. And the right wing Democrats like Mendendez are, as always, aligned with their Republican buddies who are on board with the same tasks and objectives. They are scum from the same cesspool. There is no difference. They are repulsive and dishonest. But they know what they are doing. They are stealing from the people.

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