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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, issuing the latest in a series of stinging bipartisan rebukes of President Trump for his defense of the kingdom amid outrage in both parties over Riyadh's role in the killing of a dissident journalist. The vote was a rare move by the Senate to limit presidential war powers and send a potent message of official disapproval for a nearly four-year conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and brought famine to Yemen. Its immediate effect was largely symbolic, after the House earlier this week moved to scuttle it, all but assuring that the measure will expire this year without making it to Trump's desk.

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Death by a thousand cuts.

Boazo is going to be disappointed that we don't have another war for the US to lose.

#1 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-14 04:08 AM | Reply

"The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, issuing the latest in a series of stinging bipartisan rebukes of President Trump for his defense of the kingdom amid outrage in both parties over Riyadh's role in the killing of a dissident journalist."

But they wouldn't do it just because of thousands of children killed and thousands more starving? And realize, we only support Saudi Arabia in this war because the rebels are backed by Iran and we have an irrational hatred for Iran but not for Saudis who sponsored 9-11. American leadership is insane. The American people are led like sheep into wars that benefit no one except the MIC. We let them do it to us over and over and over and we never learn.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 08:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nothing like a resolution which will go nowhere to bring all the parties together

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-14 08:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Worst mass starvation in 100 years. Bright to you by America and the Saudis.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 08:41 AM | Reply

Two party voters complaining about Yemen. Grow up and own it, you've voted for this behavior for decades.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 08:54 AM | Reply

"Nothing like a resolution which will go nowhere to bring all the parties together"

We need folks like you, moderate Republicans, to demand that your Senators support this. Either you care about the deaths in Yemen or you don't and I suspect you do but will you actually openly support the effort to limit war powers of President Trump?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 08:59 AM | Reply

"Two party voters complaining about Yemen. Grow up and own it, you've voted for this behavior for decades."

Yeah, cuz Nader voters accomplished so much.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 09:00 AM | Reply

Justify your votes however you please, just stop complaining about what you vote for.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 09:08 AM | Reply

"Justify your votes however you please, just stop complaining about what you vote for."

Understand how American democracy works or stop posting. It's a winner takes all system, like it or not. That's reality. I vote for the candidate most likely to give me the results I want. In most elections it is the candidate opposed to war, not always. I was not opposed to Bill Clinton's use of military force in Kosovo. I, perhaps mistakenly, supported Hillary Clinton's support to prevent "rivers of blood" in Libya. Other than that, I have pretty consistently opposed the use of military force around the world. Your posts and objections have done nothing to rein any of it in because you, somehow, believe you can change the direction of the U.S. from outside the political system. Hey, but heroes like Jill Stein will fix everything. Right?

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 09:19 AM | Reply

You voted for this Yemen policy continuation. War is not a voting issue for you. Move on.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 09:25 AM | Reply

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Worst mass starvation in 100 years. Bright to you by America and the Saudis.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner

Not even remotely close to the worst mass starvation in the past 100 years but the worst brought to you by those two for sure.

The worst by far was the Ukraine Holodomor brought to you by the Russians. Deliberately 6-7 Million starved to death over a year. Did you ever wonder why Ukrainians hate the Russians?

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-12-14 09:39 AM | Reply

"You voted for this Yemen policy continuation. War is not a voting issue for you. Move on."

You didn't vote against it. Your moral high horse is lame.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 09:54 AM | Reply

--Worst mass starvation in 100 years. Bright to you by America and the Saudis.

Absurd. The worst famines were engineered by Mao Tse-Tung and Josef Stalin.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-14 09:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You didn't vote against it.

#12 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-12-14 09:54 AM | FLAG:

I voted for the party that exists specifically because of Vietnam War protests. It must hurt deep down to want to want to be anti-war, but then vote for militant interventionists every cycle.

That reminds me, where are all those anti-war protesters? They were deep in the streets during Bush. Haven't heard a peep in over a decade.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 10:07 AM | Reply

"I voted for the party that exists specifically because of Vietnam War protests. It must hurt deep down to want to want to be anti-war, but then vote for militant interventionists every cycle."

Blah, blah, blah. I actually did participate in protests against wars and then voted for candidates who told us they would pull us out of those wars. I admit that it took longer than I hoped but I am not stupid and unlike you understand that thousands of people in those countries cooperated with our forces and to just desert them suddenly would be a death sentence for them. Sorry that things are too complicated for a simpleton like you but that's the real world that you really don't want to deal with. Us adults have to whether we like it or not. Grow the ---- up -------! I am so tired of morons like you.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 10:21 AM | Reply

"Absurd. The worst famines were engineered by Mao Tse-Tung and Josef Stalin."

Only because they had bigger populations to starve to death. Americans did a pretty good job of starving Native Americans but there just weren't enough of them to compete with Stalin or Mao. But claiming moral superiority is dubious.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 10:23 AM | Reply

#16 |

Anything to deflect from left wing mass killers. Those famines were a direct result of collectivizing agriculture, i.e., socialism.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-14 10:28 AM | Reply

I actually did participate

#15 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-12-14 10:21 AM | REPLY

Then you voted for militant interventionists, over, and over, and over.

I know, I know. It's "complicated".

So when's the Yemen protest?

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 10:35 AM | Reply

Anything to deflect

Says the guy talking about Stalin in a Yemen thread. Is it dementia causing such a lack of self-awareness?

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2018-12-14 10:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Says the guy talking about Stalin in a Yemen thread
Angry Joe

Hey idiot, I responded to another idiot who spouted idiocy about worst famines. Maybe you should read the thread.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-14 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not even remotely close to the worst mass starvation in the past 100 years but the worst brought to you by those two for sure.
The worst by far was the Ukraine Holodomor brought to you by the Russians. Deliberately 6-7 Million starved to death over a year. Did you ever wonder why Ukrainians hate the Russians?

#11 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2018-12-14 09:39 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Why is Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis?
The war in Yemen is contributing to what the United Nations says could become "the worst famine in the world in 100 years."

Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 22 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, the country is on the brink of famine, and a million people have suffered from the worst cholera outbreak in modern history.

www.rescue.org

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 10:45 AM | Reply

Anything to deflect from left wing mass killers. Those famines were a direct result of collectivizing agriculture, i.e., socialism.

#17 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-14 10:28 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Nothing like taking the worst humanitarian crisis in earth and turning it into glib political jabs. You're the definition of the privilidged liberal.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-14 10:46 AM | Reply

From the actual wikipedia article on it:

"More than 50,000 children in Yemen died from starvation during 2017. In October 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million people face starvation in what could be "the worst famine in the world in 100 years." The famine has been compared by some commentators to the holodomor in Soviet Ukraine."

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-14 10:51 AM | Reply

They need to limit war powers everywhere for ALL presidents.

#24 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-14 11:45 AM | Reply

Only Dems can spin this to be a victory when the assistance for this war is so far down the totem pole of what Saudi and America relations are about. Even Trump doesn't care or take the time to spend energy on it. But, I guess if you are so low in self-esteem that you need this as a win, then by all means. It's just a shame people are willing to see this as a win against Trump instead of actually getting wins that matter.

#25 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-14 11:56 AM | Reply

"Anything to deflect from left wing mass killers. Those famines were a direct result of collectivizing agriculture, i.e., socialism."

My God what a pile of crap.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 12:03 PM | Reply

"Only Dems can spin this to be a victory when the assistance for this war is so far down the totem pole of what Saudi and America relations are about."

The only reason we are involved at all is irrational hatred of Iran because the rebels are backed by Iranians.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-14 01:08 PM | Reply

Anything to deflect from left wing mass killers. Those famines were a direct result of collectivizing agriculture, i.e., socialism.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian

Anything to deflect from Federal policies that kill brown people.

...the worst mass killing in history is a direct result of the atrocities of Mao Zedong. The mass murder that ensued under his rule was clearly intentional on Mao's part, and included large numbers of victims who were executed or tortured, as opposed to "merely" starving to death.

Unlike in the days of Mao, today very few western intellectuals actually sympathize with communism. But many are reluctant to fully accept what a great evil it was, fearful – perhaps – that other left-wing causes might be tainted by association.

Especially if Nulli is around!

www.washingtonpost.com

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-14 06:49 PM | Reply

They need to limit war powers everywhere for ALL presidents.

#24 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-12-14 11:45 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

I need a surprised flag.

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-15 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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