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house Bill H.R. 56

Designating a Pro-Russian, Ukrainian Separatist Militia as a Terrorist Organization

Argument in favor

These pro-Russian separatists have engaged in terrorism and crimes against humanity, it's high time the U.S. labeled them as what they are, restrict their travel and monitor their assets.

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04/03/2015
Putin's aggression needs to be checked. He threatens Europe. Check him now and avoid a war later.
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billwdk9's Opinion
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04/07/2015
The pro-Russian separatists are employing terror tactics in Ukraine. Therefore, by definition, they are a terrorist organization and should be labeled as such.
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Dennis's Opinion
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04/11/2015
Because it's no secret that these are an extension of the Russian military by proxy and should be dealt with in that manner.
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Argument opposed

Labelling this group as a terrorist organization will likely antagonize Russia, and could undermine the peace-making process. Also, at the end of the day , the charges against the Donbass People's Militia are still just allegations.

Bill's Opinion
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04/04/2015
We have to grow up and acknowledge the right of all people to organize and bear arms if necessary in order to effect change. Isn't this the same circumstance in 1776 when colonialists took up arms against Britain? I'm sure Britain thought colonialists were terrorists while colonialists thought of themselves as Freedom Fighters. The shoe is now on the other foot. We need to stand up for principals of individual freedoms and not succumb to labeling everyone that disagrees with us as terrorists. Otherwise we're going to increasingly exhaust ourselves fighting in not just the Middle East but also in Europe, Africa and wherever else things are not going as we would like.
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Gary's Opinion
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04/04/2015
It is their business. We cannot be the worlds police.
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Cary's Opinion
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04/08/2015
Hey, let's throw some gasoline on someone else's bonfire! Um, yea, no thanks.
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    Putin's aggression needs to be checked. He threatens Europe. Check him now and avoid a war later.
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    We have to grow up and acknowledge the right of all people to organize and bear arms if necessary in order to effect change. Isn't this the same circumstance in 1776 when colonialists took up arms against Britain? I'm sure Britain thought colonialists were terrorists while colonialists thought of themselves as Freedom Fighters. The shoe is now on the other foot. We need to stand up for principals of individual freedoms and not succumb to labeling everyone that disagrees with us as terrorists. Otherwise we're going to increasingly exhaust ourselves fighting in not just the Middle East but also in Europe, Africa and wherever else things are not going as we would like.
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    It is their business. We cannot be the worlds police.
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    Hey, let's throw some gasoline on someone else's bonfire! Um, yea, no thanks.
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    The pro-Russian separatists are employing terror tactics in Ukraine. Therefore, by definition, they are a terrorist organization and should be labeled as such.
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    Because it's no secret that these are an extension of the Russian military by proxy and should be dealt with in that manner.
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    Not all adversaries to our beliefs are terrorists. This is a dangerous method of categorization.
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    Things are chaotic enough in Ukraine. We don't need to make it worse by antagonizing one side.
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    Not our business. Take care of THIS country and OUR citizens!
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    They shot down a civilian airliner that wasn't even Ukrainian or Russian killing hundreds if that's not terrorism idk what is.
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    Russia's violations of human rights need be adressed and dealt with before Putin recreates the Soviet Union.
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    Not our business to but in to.
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    Screw Russia. Name the bad guys and treat them as such.
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    We have to start calling these peple what they really are,and terrorist seems to fit
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    This is a civil war where both sides have committed atrocities. By labeling one side a terrorist organization while ignoring abuses by the other, we are acting hypocritically and are strengthening Putin and his government. Putin derives his power from domestic public opinion. It will be very easy for him to point out our double standards and paint the US as Russia's enemy.
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    If it cut off US assistance to neo Nazi national guard units in the Ukraine too I might support it.
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    Stay out of Russian politics as much as possible.
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    This is an internal issue for Ukraine, and not the business of the United States
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    Name the bad guys and call them out. And these gangster should be treat for what they are. Support the Ukraine with offensive equipment.
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    They are simply not a terrorist group.
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