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Lawmakers Reintroduce War Powers Resolution To End Carnage in Yemen and Reclaim Congress' Constitutional Authority

Lawmakers Reintroduce War Powers Resolution To End Carnage in Yemen and Reclaim Congress' Constitutional Authority

Jon Queally, staff writer

With the government now reopened, a the newly-elected Congress in session, and the U.S. still complicit in the world's worst humanitarian disaster, a bipartisan group of Senators and House members—led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)—officially re-introduced a War Powers Resolution on Wednesday in order to block further U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

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What were the reasons for getting on board with these war crimes in the first place under President Obama and what has changed since that time?

ALL such wars and interventions and aid to allies that would engage in war should be headed off at the outset and not 85000 dead children later.

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The anti-war left in the US, such as it is, took an 8-year sabbatical rather than criticize O’Bummer because racism. It’s once again okay to be anti-war in public because Twump. It’s tragic how indentity politics has so badly skewed the debate over policies.

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While Tom brings up important things about this work. I think it is important to realize that “Bernie and the Sheepdogs” are the only one’s pushing for some sort of sanity instead of giving billionaires more money like Mitch. Trying to regain powers that have been given away cannot be done with the wave of a wand like some magic trick. Once again we see the leadership of Senator Sanders. Go Bernie Go.

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They better try to “reclaim” a Hell of a lot more than that atrocity! For starters “reclaim” the treasonous vote supported by many Quisling DINO Dems to outlaw American free speech rights by banning the BDS movement! Silencing the American people and their Constitutionally protected right to criticism of Israeli racist human rights crimes and numerous other acts of racism and violations of International Law, UN Resolutions, and decisions of the World Court! Reclaim the sovereignty of the US now a lapdog for Israeli ethnic cleansing and illegal colonization of the Occupied Territories, the Saudi war criminal killers, support for the brutality of the Egyptian el Sisi regime, and stop the trump coup in Venezuela to serve the oil cartel! Yeah, there is a Hell of a lot more to “reclaim” domestically as well……BDS!

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“The anti-war left in the US, such as it is, took an 8-year sabbatical rather than criticize O’Bummer because racism.”

Guild…before I start using my valuable time to go back in time, I’m going to ask you - can you support those claims?

That the “anti-war left in the US” simply didn’t criticize Obama?

Or that, if “anti-war left criticism” eased off on Obama “because racism” [sic]?

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Will this mean the US will make war on the Saudi’s instead as Al Qaeda are proxy forces of the Saudi’s and being used to fight the Houthi’s or will rebranding occur wherein the Houthi’s now labled Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda gets a moniker like the YFF for Yemeni Freedom Fighters?

It naught but lies. They keep feeding us lie after lie and we are supposed to cheer when they change the lie.

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Horrible band! And their great hit was: WE ARE THE GREAT PRETENDERS, which sold millions in the last election.

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On the surface, the civil war seems to be a politically-motivated competition for power among many actors with varying motives. However, underneath the obvious political and societal tensions, there lies a more basic tension: water.

Climate change, overpopulation and habitat collapse are happening right now. This is just the beginning.

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Sorry, I can’t give you chapter and verse. You can take my word for it, or not.

While people debate who the worst players are in the world economy, they do so at their own peril.

This is happening right now, all over the world. And distractions will not stop it.

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“I can’t give you chapter and verse.”

No, you can’t, can you? Or even the slightest shred of evidence, it seems…

“You can take my word for it, or not.”

You can accept that being able to support claims - vs. ‘because I say so’ - matters or not.

You’ve obviously mistaken me for your research bot. Good luck.

I think racism was part of it - white liberals were afraid to be seen as racist if they criticized Obama, and black people didn’t want to criticize The First Black President. But possibly even more of a problem, the anti-war “left” believed Obama would stop the wars. After struggling against Bush for eight years, they came to think of the enemy as Republicans, and Obama as the savior. When Obama was elected, many saw the struggle as over, and protests dried up.

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There were of course no good reasons and unfortunately this was a big stain on Bernie’s record who said ridiculous things before the Yemen crisis started encouraging the criminal Saudi’s to fight in the Middle East (instead of us). Note that Ro Khanna started in Jan 2017 and I believe has been on the right side of the issue from that point forward. It’s sad there wasn’t much opposition to Obama who was a terrible foreign policy president save for the Iran deal and the Cuba deal. Mike Lee has more ethics than most democrats given he is a Republican and willing to take the right stance against the rest of his party. We need more Democrats like that, but in my opinion Khanna is one of them (i.e., I believe he would have opposed Obama had he been there).

Never confuse a (bipartisanship) democrat ‘resolution’ with reality … hate Bush wars, love Obama wars, hate Trump wars, no, no, love wars but no love Trump wars. Sigh

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“I think racism was part of it - white liberals were afraid to be seen as racist if they criticized Obama,After struggling against Bush for eight years, they came to think of the enemy as Republicans, and Obama as the savior.”

Yea, but, minecritter…“Part of” what? The question I’m asking is did progressive criticism of US foreign policy stop or drivel off w/election of Obama, as another poster claims?

I frankly don’t want to copy and paste every hit for a Google ‘common dreams/Obama/foreign policy’ search that pops up after he was elected - but it’s pretty easy to see that’s not true.

I think the problem is this. The Anti-war left is a lot smaller then people think and a great chunk of those claiming to be anti-war are in fact against it only when the OTHER political party in power.

This does not mean there not a genuine anti-war voice.

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But Obama betrayed all of us immediately, resurrecting GOP from the ashes
to game-play with them and collude.
Maybe these last mid-terms showed us that voters have advanced from 2008 after
seeing those betrayals and we now have had the 2018 mid-terms.
In between, the one I’ve seen out there encouraging a move to the left and resistance
has been Bernie Sanders who did a great job in educating the public on all of the issues.
And that’s about it.

As an aside the NJ Star Ledger did an interesting article on Socialism in last few days –
And Democratic Socialist Party – Will try to find a link to it.