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'Blood of Thousands on Their Hands': 55 Senators Vote To Continue US-Backed Carnage in Yemen


'Blood of Thousands on Their Hands': 55 Senators Vote To Continue US-Backed Carnage in Yemen

Jon Queally, staff writer

While 44 U.S. Senators on Tuesday were applauded by peace groups for voting in favor of a resolution that would have allowed Congress to begin reclaiming its war-making authority and ended the U.S. military's backing of Saudi Arabia's assault on Yemen, it was ultimately not enough to overcome entrenched opposition from the 45 Republicans and 10 Democrats who voted against it.


I am numbed by negativity and shame…


Blood soaked hands indeed.


And the Kabuki theater continues unabated. Just enough Democrats signed on to ensure endless war and profits for the MIC. Just like they always do. And then the majority of them can pretend otherwise.


Reed and Whitehouse were the designated D-Party enablers for this vote.

Vote Democrat–vote endless war. It’s that simple.


Seeing what we have seen and knowing what we now know, could it have happened any other way?


Yep, I was going to say as much. It like the Democrats have divvied up each sector amongst themselves, thus ensuring they can have it both ways, that being pretend they anti-war even as the Money rolls in from the Arms merchants.

Quite frankly, that sort of two faced behaviour is sleazy to the extreme.


I don’t think they get it, We don’t want a war of any kind.


The war companies that throw their money at our elected officials don’t seem to understand that a country is like a bird with one wing of the bird representing capitalism and the wing representing socialism. In order for the bird to fly efficiently, the two wings must be in balance. Presently we are completely out of balance which will cause numerous problems for our country.


War is big business which means alot of tax dollars not going for what is important.


What the fuck is the purpose of Manchin, not just Manchin the politician, but Manchin the human being? Piece of shit, and screw the rest of them.


I am so ashamed at all of the dems who voted against this . Especially Nelson of fl. Just another lying greedy dog!


I am kind of new here-- I have seen alot of your posts and they are very good. Nothing is getting better-.


Our history is not very good .


I don’t think you get it. They don’t care what we want.


Please note that Doug Jones, who was recently elected to the Senate from Alabama with the help of progressives, is a reliable vote for the Republicans.

The only way that we can break the stranglehold that corporatists have on our government is to refuse to vote for any candidate who is not fully progressive, because once these corporatist Dems get in office, there is little chance of getting rid of them; the Dem Party puts its full strength behind keeping these faux Dems in office.


We simply must find the fortitude (guts) to vote something other than these two corporate owned, pro-war, pro-Israel, cowardly political parties that own and operate Washington DC. Vote for your State and local choices but don’t vote federal choices unless Peace is involved, Wall Street Regulation is involved, and new green industry is involved. Throw the bums out. Drain the swamp. Yankees go home!!!


And an absolute Big Zero from Dem leadership

Like you say, staged opposition


Sorry but the blood is not just on their hands it is on our hands. We live in a democracy and it is our responsibility to vote out of office all of the people who don’t represent us. If they want to represent the military industrial complex, let the military industrial complex vote for them.The November election is coming,and we must remove those who make poor decisions and replace them with people who will make responsible decisions that represent honesty, decency, fairness, and a good foreign policy. We need to support candidates who will represent ordinary working people, not just the corporations and big money. Most of all we need to get rid of Donald Trump and all his scum bag supporters.


As long as that bird can line it’s pockets with money, they could care less.


I agree with most of you’re post, but until we get rid of hackable voting machines, we will see the same results.