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Bombed: A Potato Chip Factory, a School, a Doctors Without Borders Facility, and Now a Water Well


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Bombed: A Potato Chip Factory, a School, a Doctors Without Borders Facility, and Now a Water Well

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A United Nations official has condemned airstrikes, including a "double tap" attack, on a water well in Yemen that killed dozens of people including children. The statement comes as the Obama administration's proposed $1.15 billion arms to Saudi Arabia, who's leading the U.S.-backed coalition's bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, faces opposition both on and off Capitol Hill.


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Published on Sep 9, 2016
Sen. Rand Paul’s expression of opposition to a $1.1 billion U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia — which has been brutally bombing civilian targets in Yemen using U.S.-made weapons for more than a year now — alarmed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday afternoon.

Blitzer’s concern: That stopping the sale could result in fewer jobs for arms manufacturers.

“So for you this is a moral issue,” he told Paul during the Kentucky Republican’s appearance on CNN. “Because you know, there’s a lot of jobs at stake. Certainly if a lot of these defense contractors stop selling war planes, other sophisticated equipment to Saudi Arabia, there’s going to be a significant loss of jobs, of revenue here in the United States. That’s secondary from your standpoint?”


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And we claim to be the 'good guys'.


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Obama and Hillary are racist bigots as much as Trump. Neoliberalism allowed for the rise of Trump.


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Not only that. Then these same people, Obama, Hillary, and the rest will give us all a lecture on family values.