A bill called the “Black Sea Security Act of 2023” introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to expand the military conflict to the Black Sea by declaring it an area of strategic interest for the United States. The bi-partisan group of globalist senators sponsoring the bill includes Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mitt Romney of Utah, Tom Tillis of North Carolina, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Angus King of Maine, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and John Cornyn of Texas. The bill proposes establishing a permanent U.S. and NATO naval presence in the Black Sea in direct violation of the Montreux Convention, the international agreement that governs military activities in the region.
The Montreux Convention, signed in 1936, prohibits the presence of foreign warships from countries that do not border the Black Sea, for periods longer than 21 days. The purpose of the international convention was to prevent the militarization of the Black Sea region. Violation of the agreement gives any Black Sea state the legitimate right to declare foreign warships that remain in the Black Sea for more than 21 days as legitimate military targets. The establishment of an American naval base in the Black Sea would not only violate international law, but result in a serious escalation of the military conflict plaguing the region.
The proposed legislation declares that it shall be U.S. Policy to “actively deter the threat of Russia’s further escalation in the Black Sea region and defend freedom of navigation in the Black Sea to prevent the spread of further armed conflict in Europe,” as well as to “advocate within NATO and among NATO Allies to develop a regular, rotational maritime presence in the Black Sea.”
In addition, the bill calls for “An assessment of the value of establishing a joint, multinational three-star headquarters on the Black Sea, responsible for planning, readiness, exercises, and coordination of all Allied and partner military activity in the greater Black Sea region.” This provision lays the groundwork for a permanent U.S. naval base in the Black Sea.
The bill is currently before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If adopted, the proposed legislation would not only directly violate existing international law, but it could mark the beginning of a new World War as declaring the Black Sea a zone of U.S. strategic interest would inevitably bring the U.S. into direct conflict with Russia.