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'Glimmer of Hope' for Yemen as Khanna Invokes War Powers Act to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians

'Glimmer of Hope' for Yemen as Khanna Invokes War Powers Act to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Amid reports that civilian deaths have "surged dramatically" in Yemen since June, when the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to take control of the port city Hodeidah, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially introduced a highly anticipated resolution invoking the War Powers Act of 1973, in hopes of ending American support for the coalition's attacks and the resulting humanitarian crisis.

Please don’t insult us by suggesting congress has a conscience. They violate the constitution at will, they stretch the letter of the law to the breaking point and have preemptively created loopholes to facilitate whatever else they want or need. Since when did congress care about the sick or the dying? Particularly the republican party supporters. Oh, that’s right, they are the consummate hypocrites.


If you allow an exception for the 2001 AUMF then this a collossal WOT.


No matter what you might hear today, we should keep in mind that the U.S. oil cartel has Iran and probably Yemen on their bucket list. Libya wasn’t an accident nor Iraq and Afghanistan. We also have to remember that the U.S. is about money first, and warfare with it’s cousins like the MIC and for profit military contractors a close second.


The war on terror has been a misnomer from the beginning. Since then there has been little attempt to stop any militarism.


This really isn’t a war anyway. It’s an opportunity for Boeing, Northrop , etc. etc. to FIELD TEST their wares on a live population! It’s like the BIG pharma people, inviting citizns in to TEST their possibly nefarious drugs!
SEE–business as usual…of course if a stray plane managed to accidentally hit the House of Saud------oh well-----it would make an interesting field test.


And we can’t let good ammo go to waste waiting for a righteous war. It’s one of the parts of the “Rush to War” equation, along with your weapons testing charge. And there are the others of the equation.Regime change.Oil gas, and mineral ores. Pipeline easements. We want it all baby.

Reminds me of a John Lennon line: “There’s room at the top they are telling me still, but you must learn how to smile as you kill, if you want to be like the folks on the hill.”


Thank You…We Need You!..

Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

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OK now there’s two in Congress willing to do their job - Rand Paul and Ro Khanna.

We should be firing the rest for not performing the duties the People pay them for. They completely fail at their oversight of the Military responsibilities. They allow the folks they’re supposed to be overseeing to complete careers and retire without response to congressional inquiries, and We People get stuck with the overpriced tab.

Hey Congress why are America’s cities crumbling, and why do some Americans not get medical care while you can’t tell us what happened to Trillions of dollars you tossed into the Pentagon’s vast feeding trough for corporate welfare pigs?

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People should take note of these names—there is some hope-----what was there stand on the 700 billion budget for the pentagon??? Beto O ’ Rourke is a very interesting candidate–saw him in the debate for the Senate race in Texas against Cruz. From what I understand O’Rourke is taking no corporate money and supports National Healthcare.

Donald Trump has been making all kinds of accusations against Iran-----but the media fail to follow up on what he is saying. Iran is far more democratic than Saudi Arabia( watching the Senate the other day Blumenthal stated that they wanted documents about the 9/11 attacks released and he said these documents would show state gov involved in 9/11 referring to Saudi Arabia) and yet we support this country Saudi Arabia that beheads people for speaking against the gov.

President Obama started these massive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia enabling them to destroy Yemen. This was one reason I could not vote for Clinton. This war is on Democrats.

Sorry, but this whole scourge of the middle east belongs to the Bush family beginning in 1991 to the present. Obama and Trump are accessories.

President Trump and Secretary Mattis were more inclined to a peaceful resolution. However, Secretary Pompeo, Vice President Pence, National Security Adviser Bolton, CIA Director Haspel and Senior Adviser Kushner are far more hawkish and very well may dictate policy, continuing the longstanding US-UK-Israeli mission to spread massive death, destruction, poverty, chaos, anarchy and irredentism across North Africa and the Middle East until only Israel and Saudi Arabia remain as viable states. They seem totally unconcerned that their neoconservative warmongering might very well lead to World War III, pitting Iran, Syria, Russia and probably China against the US, UK and Israel. The US’s putative allies in NATO (other than the UK) and West Asia are more likely to sit it out than to join what’s sure to be the losing side in a long, bloody and horrendously expensive war. Let’s hope that cool head, morality, international law and enlightened self interest hold sway.

Where in the Constitution does it direct Congress “to care” about sick and dying people?


Our trouble in that part of the world started long before Bush…

Hi gandolf:
sigh—and after the "terrorist " corporations have killed off all of the people in Yemen, and no doubt n Syria and no doubt -------- well, everywhere----when they run out of nations of people, they will have to find new victims—Who will it be? Oh---- in my most dystopian mood, the Government will no doubt decide that senior citizens centers and housing and then on the opposite far end of age , day care centers all look like great targets too.

Although the idea did come to me from the novel Fahrenheit 451. Remember the scene where the “government” is looking for the fireman-----and oh---- there is a man walking on the street at night! Well who does that but the guilty!!! The Fireman is saved, but the poor stranger is zapped from above as the news video tells the public that HA! The evil man has been taken out? " Of course the camera picture is blurry----but the public does see the supposed guilty man killed! Happily though, for the story, the fireman escapes and leaves the city of death to find solace with kindred minds! Yeah per your final line we have to really watch those “HILL people” : )

Can you explain ‘Our trouble’?
I agree with your timeline but would suggest US meddling in the region should not be considered our trouble. We were and have been causing trouble for the people of those regions.