(FreedomBeacon.com)- The war in Ukraine is escalating tension and concern that nuclear weapons might be employed as Russia announces annexation of Ukrainian territories and Ukraine applies for NATO membership, according to Summit News. Retired Virginia State Senator and retired Marine Col. Richard Black addressed US Congress in an open letter, writing that “globalists are marching us relentlessly toward this nuclear Armageddon.”
“There would have been no war had we not overthrown the democratically-elected government of Ukraine by violently ousting President Yanukovych in 2014,” the former senator wrote. “We promoted war by flooding Ukraine with massive arms shipments afterwards.”
The senator also suggested that the U.S. could have facilitated peace had it pressed Ukraine to simply follow the “2014 Minsk Peace Agreements which it had signed, establishing a clear framework for settling outstanding issues peacefully. Ukraine promised to implement the Minsk agreements, but chose instead to make war on the Donbass for the next seven years.”
Black also mentioned how as far back 2007 the U.S. had ignored reasonable policy to prevent escalating tensions in the region. In 2007, US Ambassador to Russia William Burns brought up the fact that bringing Ukraine into NATO would likely trigger a war between Russia and Ukraine, but when Obama stepped into office, they overthrew the Ukrainian president and “flooded in weapons, knowing that doing so would trigger war.”
The war is coming at the expense of millions of innocent lives while billionaires who have private interests in the region are profiting, according to Black, who said that we need to call an end to the war by making Ukraine a neutral non-aligned state, “just as we did during the Cold War with Austria in 1955.”
But Black was clearly ignored as Zelensky applied for NATO membership and Putin announced the annexation of 15% of the Ukraine. Should Ukraine be accepted in NATO, Article 5 of the alliance would automatically trigger a war between Russia and the U.S. and all countries within the treaty.