Congressional Insanity Rushing Toward World War III
May 2, 2022 (EIRNS)—Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) is playing with fire but is evidently too stupid to realize it. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, he announced that he has introduced legislation to authorize President Joe Biden to send troops into Ukraine should Russian President Vladimir Putin use chemical, biological or nuclear weapons there. The history of chemical weapons hoaxes in Syria suggests that were Biden to sign such legislation, similar hoaxes in Ukraine would not be long in coming, not least, as we have reported, now that the White Helmets that played a major role in those hoaxes, are now in Ukraine.
Kinzinger compared the current situation in Ukraine to pre-World War II and said while the U.S. should continue to work to contain the ongoing war, it should also be prepared to respond in the event of a Russian escalation. “If Vladimir Putin wants to escalate with the West, he will,” he claimed (proving that he in fact knows nothing about Russia and Putin—ed.). “It’s easy for him to do it. And I think right now what we’re doing with supply and with Lend-Lease, with the financing is right.”
Kinzinger said that while he did not think “we need to be using force in Ukraine right now,” he introduced his Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to give the President “congressional leverage” to deploy the U.S. military “if WMDs, nuclear, biological or chemical are used in Ukraine.”
“[It] doesn’t compel the President to do it. It just says if it is used, he has that leverage,” he said. “It gives him, you know, a better flexibility, but also it is a deterrent to Vladimir Putin.”
On the other side of Capitol Hill, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) showed that he is also out of his mind. He said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Congress “will do what it takes” to ensure a Ukrainian victory over Russia. Menendez “warned” that Putin may feel emboldened to expand his assault to other European countries if he is not stopped in Ukraine. “It is about the international order,” he said. “If Putin can ultimately not only succeed in the Donbas but then be emboldened maybe to go further, if he strikes a country under NATO, under our treaty obligations with NATO, then we would be directly engaged.”
“Stopping Russia from getting to that point is critically of interest to us, as well as the world so that we don’t have to send our sons and daughters into battle,” he said. “And I think that that ability not to have to send our sons and daughters into battle is priceless.”
Menendez was also on “Fox News Sunday,” and responded as to whether Russia would use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine: “One of my concerns is that, ironically, the more success the Ukrainians have, the greater the risk that Putin will do something, because he’s losing and has to save face at home. And so the potential of a chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapon may grow as a result of that. And that is a real concern.” He then summarized the lies that Putin had used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, and that therefore he is “capable” of committing like attacks in Ukraine.