The European Parliament Plans on Passing Resolution to Label Russia as “Terrorist State”
During a press conference on November 16, 2022, the European Parliament put forward a resolution that classifies Russia as a “terrorist state.” The vote is set to take place at a session in Strasbourg this week.
The center-right European People’s Party (EPP) drafted the symbolic resolution and called attention to
“intimidation and destruction of Ukrainians as a nation” as one of the primary reasons for declaring Russia a state sponsor of terror.
The political groups such as Renew Europe and the European Conservatives and Reformists are expected to be supporting a formal declaration which could come as early as November 23.
Although it is not legally binding, the resolution can be used for the EU to impose additional sanctions on Russia, and convince other nations like the UK to adopt the “terror state” classification for Russia.
Thus far, only the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been the first to label Russia as a terrorist state. These countries have long-standing historical grievances with Russia that date back to Imperial Russia’s and the Soviet Union’s dominion over these territories.
As of now, the Biden regime has not labeled Russia a state sponsor of terror. Russian authorities have warned the US that the implementation of such a measure would rupture all diplomatic ties, thereby making a negotiated settlement in Ukraine next to impossible.
It’s abundantly clear that the Collective West has no desire to take a pragmatic line with regards to Russia. One need not approve of Russia’s actions in Ukraine to recognize that it has valid security concerns.
Plus, in the US’s case, why is it our concern about what’s going on in Eastern Europe? With a collapsing southern border and a rapidly eroding social fabric, there are far bigger domestic fish to fry here.
Now more than ever, the US needs an America First approach to foreign policy lest it want to go down the predictable route of imperial overstretch.